Ancient History

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MA

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Part Time, Full Time

| Admissions status: Open
Student profiles

Jennifer
Jennifer
USA
Ancient History MA

My expectations for an invigorating, yet unique, postgraduate experience have been fulfilled at King’s. As an international student of Ancient History, King’s provided the life-changing opportunity to study in a place where I could be immersed in the history itself. My courses combine classroom-based lectures and dialogue with archaeological evidence available just down the street, providing a truly well-rounded academic experience.



The Strand Campus is ideal in both location and facilities. It is a short walk to the Maughan Library, an essential resource for my studies, and also a short distance from many London highlights. Despite living in private accommodation, King’s programmes and societies inclide students who live in or away from college-provided accommodation. No matter where you live, you are always invited to be involved at King’s.



If you are looking to pursue a postgraduate degree at an institution that is situated in an unparalleled environment, with top-notch professors and an academic setting that facilitates an open, yet challenging learning environment, then look no further, because King’s is calling!




Treasa Bell
Treasa Bell
Ancient History MA

Studying at King’s has been a great experience! For me the most important thing when studying is the quality and commitment of those who teach you, and the level of dedication of the members of the department at King’s is unparalleled. In all of my classes the teachers have been supportive and interesting. They encourage lively discussion, entertain your views and guide you in the right direction to pursue further research. Because of the structure of the course I have been able to attend a range of classes, some of which focus on methodology and others that are text based, so I feel that I have been given a real grounding in all the major parts of scholarship. The credit-based system also means that you can audit classes in subjects which interest you: another highlight of studying here.

There’s also a lot of focus on inter-disciplinary learning. I have currently been participating in the AKC and I’ve found it to be really informative and it has enabled me to pursue areas of study which I hadn’t previously interacted with. On the whole the academic experience is very positive. There’s a lot of encouragement and so many great opportunities to pursue that you’ll be stuck for choice.

Outside of academics there are always events going on and things to do. The college is in a perfect location and there are always plays, concerts, debates and seminars on and within walking distance. There’s a vibrant atmosphere on campus and plenty of opportunities to spectate or participate. It’s a great place to be and I couldn’t recommend it highly enough.

Vivienne McGlashan
Vivienne McGlashan
Ancient History MA

Having gained my undergraduate degree by distance learning, I was quite apprehensive about returning to full time education as a mature student, but both the department and other students at King's have been extremely friendly and inclusive. The departmental admin team has gone over and above the call of duty, and the lecturers are passionate about their subjects, well-organised and supportive. Both my tutor and my dissertation supervisor have been easily accessible and very helpful. As I'm self-funded I have been very conscious of what I'm getting for my money, but I'm so glad I took the plunge.

I picked King's because of its solid reputation in both classical literature and material culture, and its comprehensive range of extracurricular events. It hasn't disappointed; there is a constant array of talks, seminars and evening events, and the intercollegiate modules have allowed me to build a programme of classes that fit my interests. We've had guest lecturers including Oliver Taplin, visits to the British Museum and National Theatre Archive, and the quality of teaching has been very high (special credit to Emmanuela Bakola and Lucy Jackson!). It's wonderful being in London with the museums and libraries so close and I would thoroughly recommend the Friday evening PostGrad seminars at Senate House; a great opportunity to start the weekend with classics chat over a few drinks!

Coming to the college with a broad rather than specialist knowledge, I was concerned that I would find it difficult to choose an area for my dissertation, but I was surprised how quickly I found an area of particular interest to research. I'm embarking on this next challenge feeling nervous but confident in the support from the academic team.



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