One of the most valuable features of the MA programme in Classics is the intercollegiate system within the University of London. This is enhanced by the numerous research seminars across different departments and colleges, which give you the opportunity to meet people from various fields, be aware of new discussions and developments, and become an active part of the academic community.
My primary interest within the wide field of Classics is epigraphy, the study of inscriptions on durable material. I chose this programme chiefly because King’s offers two separate year-long courses in Greek and Latin epigraphy
. True to the intercollegiate system, the courses are taught by world-renowned professors from King’s College London, University College London and Royal Holloway.
The programme includes classes held at the British Museum, the Museum of London, and even the studio of the noted stonecutter Richard Kindersley
. Being able to study the original objects of interest, to examine and touch artifacts you have only seen in photographs, is a remarkable hands-on experience, not to mention frequently essential for the research process.
A particularly valuable experience during my MA was my internship at the Department of Digital Humanities, on the projects for digital publication of the Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica
and the Ancient Inscriptions of the Northern Black Sea
. As soon as I expressed interest in these projects, I was encouraged and directed to this opportunity.
The support offered to students by the staff has been amazing. Here I would like to mention my tutor Dr Hugh Bowden
, my supervisor Prof Charlotte Roueché
and the supervisor of my internship Dr Gabriel Bodard
. I have now been admitted at the collaborative PhD programme in Digital Classical Studies
of the Department of Digital Humanities.