Late Antique & Byzantine Studies

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Grad Dip

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Part Time, Full Time

| Admissions status: Open
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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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