Classics MA

Course Introduction

Overview

Study the classical world in one of the UK?s largest Classics departments, with a focus on Greek and Latin language and literature. Our cours is intercollegiate enabling you to take a wide range of options taught at King?s, UCL and Royal Holloway as well as being able to take advantage of our close links to the Institute of Classical Studies, one of the UK?s best Classics libraries.

Students on the course have gone on to careers in education, journalism, finance, politics and cultural sectors amongst others or to further study.

Key benefits

Study in one of the UK?s largest and oldest departments of Classics. Classics has been taught on the Strand for over 200 years.

Unrivalled location for the study of the ancient world thanks to London?s unique range of specialist libraries, museums and galleries.

Extraordinarily wide choice of modules, drawing on the resources of the whole of the University of London.

King?s graduates enjoy one of the best employment rates in the UK. King?s was ranked 4th in the UK for graduate employability (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018).

Description

We have organised our MA course in Classics on an intercollegiate basis, so that we can combine the expertise of staff in all three of the participating colleges ? King?s, UCL and Royal Holloway. The course centres on the University?s Institute of Classical Studies, which not only maintains a world-class research library, but also hosts the richest programme of seminars, conferences, and occasional lectures for this subject area in the UK. To further add to the breadth of our course, you can also take appropriate modules from other MA courses at King?s.

You will study modules through texts in the original languages as well as through translated texts. Besides purely literary and linguistic topics, you can also take modules in Ancient History, Classical Archaeology & Art and Late Antique & Byzantine Studies, including Latin and Ancient Greek at both a beginner?s and intermediate levels.

If you are looking to pursue further research in Classics, you are likely to find the unique opportunities to acquire technical skills in the handling of documentary evidence, provided by modules in Greek Papyrology, Greek & Roman Epigraphy, and Greek & Latin Palaeography, particularly valuable.

Assessment

Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include coursework essays, written examinations and individual or group presentations. Coursework contributes approximately 50% and examinations approximately 50% to your final mark.

Start Date

EXPECTED SEP-2020, 2020-SEP-28. EXPECTED SEP-2020, 2020-SEP-28.

Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £9,900 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £9,900 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £22,350 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £4,995 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £4,995 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £11,175 Overseas Fees

Qualifications Required

  • Domestic entry requirements: Applicants should have a 2:1 BA degree with honours in Classics, Classical Studies, or a closely related subject. Applicants must be able to read texts in Latin and/or Greek. In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme.
  • International entry requirements: Applicants should have a 2:1 BA degree with honours in Classics, Classical Studies, or a closely related subject. Applicants must be able to read texts in Latin and/or Greek. In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. Students can demonstrate their English Language Proficiency with the following tests and grades: IELTS (Academic): 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in reading & writing and 6.0 in listening & speaking; TOEFL iBT: 100 overall with a minimum of 25 in writing, 23 in reading and 20 in each of the other skills.
  • IELTS score: 7
  • TOEFL score: 100