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This course is ideal as a bridge to study at MA level or beyond if you are new to the field of Late Antique & Byzantine Studies.
It covers the Byzantine Empire, 600-1453 and an ancient language (Greek or Latin) plus options including Medicine in Western Civilization I and Constantinople: Imperial Capital - Medieval Metropolis.
Leads to MA study or careers in education, journalism, finance, politics and cultural sectors.
One of the world's largest and most distinguished departments of Classics.
Unrivalled location for the study of the ancient world thanks to London's unique range of specialist libraries, museums and galleries.
Extraordinarily wide choice of modules, drawing on the resources of the whole of the University of London.
King's graduates enjoy one of the best employment rates and starting salaries in the UK.
We were ranked 6th in the UK for graduate employment (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016)
Application status Open
Duration One year FT, two years PT, September to September.
Study mode Full-time, Part-time
Credit value UK 120/ECTS 60
Course intake Variable.
Course leaders Dr Dionysios Stathakopoulos
Course contact for further information Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Office tel: +44 (0) 20 7848 7000 fax: +44 (0) 20 7848 7200
Course contact form Postgraduate admissions enquiry form
Awarding institution King's College London
Faculty Faculty of Arts & Humanities
Department Department of Classics
Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.
A minimum undergraduate honours degree with 2:1 classification (or overseas equivalent) in a humanities subject. Graduates of universities in Greece should have a minimum average grade of 7.5 and those from Cyprus should have a minimum grade of 8.0 in a ptychion.
You must provide official transcripts of all prior undergraduate (and higher) level study as part of your application, as well as two detailed academic references. We aim to process all applications within four to six weeks, although this may take longer in February and March, and over holiday periods. Whenever possible, an interview with one or more members of the academic staff is an important part of the admission process. Normally, in your own interest, you are advised to visit the department of Classics at King's, and interviews can be conducted at any time in the year provided that your application papers have been received and sufficient time allowed for an interview to be arranged. Alternatively, it is sometimes possible for interviews to be arranged in Athens, Thessaloniki or Nicosia. Phone or Skype interviews are an alternative method for overseas students.
In your personal statement, please provide some information on your current knowledge of/proficiency in both ancient and/or modern languages.
The deadline for applications for September 2017 entry is 31st March 2017. After this date, programmes will remain open if places are available, and programmes will be closed as soon as they are full, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. For programmes with spaces remaining, no further applications will be accepted from non-EU (Overseas) nationals after 30th July 2017 or from UK/ EU nationals after 3rd September 2017.
The Late Antique and Byzantine Studies Graduate Diploma is a highly flexible academic study pathway that offers you the opportunity to customise your module choices to reflect your academic interests.
Initially, you will study either a Greek or Latin language module at a level to reflect your language abilities. You will then choose to study further topics from the late antique and Byzantine area of the course as well as a range of optional modules from the Department of Classics or the Department of Theology & Religious Studies.
You must take modules totalling 120 credits to complete the course. If you are studying full-time, you will complete the course in nine months, from September to June; if you are studying part-time, your programme will take 18 months to complete.
The Late Antique and Byzantine Studies Graduate Diploma is a multi-disciplinary study programme designed both for graduates who are looking to strengthen and expand their understanding of Late Antique and Byzantine Studies, and also for students from other backgrounds requiring an in-depth understanding of the main areas of the subjects.
Though it may be taken as a free-standing qualification in its own right, many students take the Graduate Diploma as a preliminary to the MA in Late Antique & Byzantine Studies at King's.
We use lectures, seminars and group tutorials to deliver most of the modules on the programme. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study. You will be assigned a personal tutor who will provide support and guidance for your studies.
Lectures, seminars and feedback
6-8 hours per week
35 hours per week
2-6 hours per week
17.5 hours per week
Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.
Assessment methods will depend on the modules you have selected to study. The primary methods of assessment for this course are coursework and examinations.
The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. They are however, subject to change.
You are required to take 30 credits from a range of language modules that may typically include:
You are also required to take at least 30 credits from a range of late antique and Byzantine modules which may typically include:
Additionally, you will choose modules totalling 60 credits from a range of optional modules that may typically include:
King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest that you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.
Our graduates frequently choose to continue their studies at Kings’ by studying for a master’s in Late Antique and Byzantine Studies; While some decide to follow related courses at other UK universities.
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£6,750 or £6,938 p.a. (2017/18)*
£12,790 p.a. (2017/18)*
£3,375 or £3,469 p.a. (2017/18)*
£6,395 p.a. (2017/18)*
*These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.
Please note: Current regulations allow some students to pay UK tuition fees on the basis of their EU citizenship or residency. Until these eligibility criteria are changed, the EU tuition fee will remain the same as the UK tuition fee.
Full time tuition fees UK:
The current tuition fee is set as £6,750 for full time tuition and £3,375 for part time tuition per year, a cap set by the UK Government. However, the Government is currently reviewing this policy, and you should be aware that the UK tuition fee for the 2017-2018 academic year may increase to £6,938 for full time tuition and £3,469 for part time tuition. Depending on the decision reached by the UK Government, tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.
Full time tuition fees EU:
Current regulations allow some students to pay UK tuition fees on the basis of their EU citizenship or residency. Until these eligibility criteria are changed, the EU tuition fee will remain the same as the UK tuition fee.
This means that the current tuition fee is £6,750 for full time tuition and £3,375 for part time tuition per year,, a cap set by the UK Government. However, the Government is currently reviewing this policy, and you should be aware that the tuition fee for the 2017-2018 academic year may increase to £6,938 for full time tuition and £3,469 for part time tuition. Depending on the decision reached by the UK Government, tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.
When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.
The UK/EU deposit is £500.
The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000.
Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.
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