Classical Studies & French with a year abroad




Full Time

| UCAS code: QR81
Study the Greek and Latin world combined with French in central London for three years, with a further year of study abroad. Together with your continuing work on French language, you will be able to conduct in-depth comparisons of ancient and modern cultures, through their literature, philosophy and thought, history and/or art. Your time will be split equally between the Classics and Comparative Literature departments.

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  • One of the very best classics departments in the country, renowned for its quality of teaching, student experience and cutting-edge research.
  • King's Classics is the third largest in the UK, with unique coverage from the Bronze Age to Modern Greece.
  • Central location offers collaborations with the British Museum and the Museum of London, which are incorporated into undergraduate teaching.
  • Degree programmes combine focus and flexibility, allowing students to pursue their interests.
  • Graduates are equipped with analytical and presentational skills valued by employers, leading to careers in heritage-related professions, the media, education, civil service and the performing arts.
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  • Recognised as one of the leading French departments in the UK, distinguished for its world-leading and internationally excellent research.
  • Teaching features innovative approaches to French language, literature, cultural, political and historical studies.
  • The year abroad offers students the unique opportunity for immersion in French culture. We have exchanges with a number of partner universities in France and French speaking countries currently including Paris Sorbonne (IV), Université Paris X Nanterre, Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris), Sciences Po (Paris), Université des Antilles et de la Guyane (Martinique), Université de Provence, Université de Montréal, Université de Poitiers, Université Lumiere Lyon 2, Sciences Po (Lyon), Université de Geneve, Université Laval, Université de Strasbourg. The year abroad also offers students the opportunity to work as an English Language Assistant on a programme run by the British Council.
  • Opportunity to study abroad offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in French culture and society, and achieve language fluency.
  • Combination of language skills, cultural literacy and critical thinking means graduates from King's are highly employable.
  • All students follow core modules in French language to a high level of proficiency in written and spoken French.


Please note: Assessed internship placements are not included as part of this programme. However, King’s Careers & Employability can help you to find a range of different work experience options, including internships, placements and shadowing opportunities.