King's College London

Course Introduction

Our Classical Studies & French BA is a high quality course that will enhance your knowledge of the Classics and of French language and culture. You will develop your critical analysis and independent thought process through researching an exciting and diverse range of modules. The Classics modules will cover topics including Greek and Latin, literature and philosophy. This degree is a four'year study programme that comprises optional and required modules totalling 360 credits. Each year, you will take modules totalling 120 credits, and your third year will be spent studying in a French'speaking country developing your modern language skills. The flexibility of the programme means that you can freely explore all aspects of the cultures of French and Francophone language, literature and culture; as well as studying Latin and ancient Greek languages and literature.

Teaching style

We use lectures, seminars and group tutorials to deliver most of the modules on the programme. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study. You will be assigned a personal tutor who will provide support and guidance for your studies.


Assessment methods will depend on the modules you have selected to study. The primary methods of assessment for this course are coursework, assessed essays, written examinations and individual and group presentations.


The majority of learning for this degree takes place at the King’s College London Strand Campus. Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the optional modules you select.

Special notes

Greek Play

The King’s Greek Play has been an annual tradition since 1953 and it is the only production in the country to be performed every year in the original Greek. Students (with all levels of Greek) participate in the direction, production and performance of the play, bringing to the stage playwrights from Aeschylus to Aristophanes.

Rumble Fund

In 2013 the Department of Classics created the Rumble Fund following a generous donation by a former student. This fund is used each year to pay for a group of students to visit classical lands as part of their degree programme.

Classics Society

Students run the Classics Society, which publishes the Satyrica newsletter and organizes regular lectures, theatre outings, themed parties, private tours around museums, nights out and trips abroad – in recent years, group expeditions have been made to Italy and Turkey.

Iris Project

The department also promotes teaching Latin in disadvantaged primary schools through the Iris Project; this offers students a highly unusual experience that is both enriching and will impress future employers.

Study abroad

Your third year of study will be spent abroad at one of our partner institutions which include:

Université des Antilles et de la Guyane, Martinique, Caribbean

University of Aix'en'Provence

University of Lyon II

IEP Lyon

University of Montreal, Canada

University of Poitiers

Sciences'Po (IEP Paris)

Sorbonne IV (Paris)

University of Geneva, Switzerland

Université Laval, Quebec, Canada

École Normale Supérieure (Paris)

University of Strasbourg

Université Paris X Nanterre.

You may also have the opportunity to apply for the English Language Assistantship Programme or undertake an internship/work placement in a French'speaking environment.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time With Time Abroad
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees