Ancient History MA

Course Introduction

Overview

Ancient History at King's covers a remarkable range of topics and themes, from early Greek history to the Roman Republic and Roman imperial history. You will also get the chance to study ancient Near Eastern history, late antiquity, the history and culture of Byzantium.

Choose from a wide range of study options on our intercollegiate course that draws on the strengths of King?s, UCL and Royal Holloway and the Institute of Classical Studies.

The course leads to careers in education, journalism, finance, politics and cultural sectors amongst others.

Description

The Ancient History MA course is organised on an intercollegiate basis, so that we combine the expertise of staff in all three of the participating universities ? King?s, UCL and Royal Holloway.

The university?s Institute of Classical Studies is at the heart of this course. It not only maintains a world-class research library, but also hosts the richest programme of seminars, conferences and lectures for this subject area in the UK.

The course consists of a required module, Sources & Methods in Ancient History, two to four optionalmodules and a dissertation. The first and last of these will provide you with concentrated training in research techniques and methodology. You will also study texts in the original languages as well as in translation. Besides purely ancient historical topics, you may also take modules from our master?s courses in Classics and Classical Archaeology & Art.

You may also be able to take appropriate modules from other master?s courses at King?s.

If you have ambitions to take your study of ancient history further, there are modules on this course that you will find especially valuable: Greek Papyrology, Greek & Roman Epigraphy, and Greek & Latin Palaeography. These will advance your technical skills in the handling of documentary evidence. You can also choose to take modules in Greek and Latin languages at beginners or intermediate level.

Career prospects

Our graduates are highly sought after, and they take the skills and knowledge they developed with us to excel in careers in teaching, journalism, cultural management or the financial sector. Others have continued their studies to further research.

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 £9,990 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £9,990 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: 2:1 BA degree with honours in Classics, Classical Studies, Ancient History, Classical Archaeology, History or a closely related subject. 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: 2:1 BA degree with honours in Classics, Classical Studies, Ancient History, Classical Archaeology, History or a closely related subject. 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