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Classics (Greek & Latin) BA

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Overview

Develop and hone your language skills, reaching an advanced level of reading proficiency in Greek and Latin literature by year 3. All students on this programme study both Latin and Ancient Greek, with a combination of language acquisition and set text modules offered at all levels. Students who have studied neither Latin nor Greek at school may apply for Classics (Greek & Latin) via our new pathways.


Key benefits

  • One of the best Classics departments in the country, renowned for its quality of teaching, student experience and cutting-edge research.

  • With our new pathways, you may apply for Classics (Greek & Latin) without having studied Latin or Greek at school.

  • King's Classics is the third largest in the UK, with unique coverage from the Bronze Age to Modern Greece.

  • The department stages an annual Greek play in the original language, providing students with an opportunity to experience and participate in the Greek dramatic tradition.

  • Central location offers collaborations with the British Museum and other cultural institutions, which are incorporated into undergraduate teaching.

  • 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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Key information

UCAS code Q800

Duration Three years

Study mode Full-time

Course type Single honours

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Department Department of Classics

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Entry requirements

Required grades:

AAB

Required subjects

Latin or Ancient Greek (if available at your school – alternative pathway available if not)

Preferred subjects

Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History preferred


Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.  

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer

Access to HE Diploma: Access to HE Diploma (for example, in Humanities) with 45 Level 3 credits: 33 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. Applicants would normally also need to offer A-level grade A (or equivalent) in Latin or Ancient Greek, but if study of these are not available at your school or college you may still be considered for our alternative pathway. Preferred other subjects at Level 3: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History.

Cambridge Pre-U Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 M2 including Latin or Classical Greek at D3 (or, rf you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not available at your school, you may still be considered for our alternative pathway.) Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History.Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including Latin or Classical Greek at grade A. Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History. If you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not available at your school, you may still be considered for our alternative pathway.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including Latin or Classical Greek at grade A. Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History. If you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not available at your school, you may still be considered for our alternative pathway.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB or M and two A levels at grades AA, including Latin or Classical Greek at grade A. Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History. If you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not available at your school, you may still be considered for our alternative pathway.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AB in Advanced Highers (including Latin or Classical Greek at grade A) in addition to AAABB in 5 Highers. Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History. If you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not  available at your school or college you may still be considered for our alternative pathway.

International Baccalaureate: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665 including Latin or Classical Greek at grade HL 6.Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History. If you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not available at your school or college you may still be considered for our alternative pathway. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

Selection procedure

Application: Once an application has been submitted to UCAS, forms are sent to the Department for assessment. Members of staff then consider how far the applicant has shown evidence of the qualities of mind we most value in potential Classics, Classical Studies, Ancient History or Classical Archaeology students, and of aptitude for linguistic study. UCAS forms are also assessed on the basis of the information they contain concerning the applicant's actual or predicted performance at A-level and GCSE (or their equivalents), the personal statement, and the references provided.

Application deadline: January 15th 2017

Decision: In most cases, a decision will be reached, and the offer of a place made, on this basis. But where we feel that there are matters that need further discussion, an applicant will be invited to come to the Department for an interview. This may be because we feel we need more information about the applicant's previous academic experience, or because we want to make sure that the degree applied for really is what the applicant is looking for. A decision will then be made on the strength of the combination of the interview and the UCAS form.

Open Days: Applicants who are offered places on the basis of the UCAS form alone will also receive an invitation to a Department Open Day. The Open Day programme includes a welcome and description of the Department from the Admissions Tutor, a short sample 'lecture' from another member of staff, tours of the Strand Campus and Maughan Library, and the chance to talk to some current students and other members of the teaching staff. There will also be a complementary programme for accompanying parents.
 

Required grades:

35 points overall with three Higher Level subjects at 665

Required subjects

Latin or Ancient Greek (if available at your school – alternative pathway available if not)

Preferred subjects

Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History preferred

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.  

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer

Access to HE Diploma: Access to HE Diploma (for example, in Humanities) with 45 Level 3 credits: 33 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. Applicants would normally also need to offer A-level grade A (or equivalent) in Latin or Ancient Greek, but if study of these are not available at your school or college you may still be considered for our alternative pathway. Preferred other subjects at Level 3: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History.

Cambridge Pre-U Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 M2 including Latin or Classical Greek at D3 (or, rf you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not available at your school, you may still be considered for our alternative pathway.) Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History.Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including Latin or Classical Greek at grade A. Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History. If you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not available at your school, you may still be considered for our alternative pathway.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including Latin or Classical Greek at grade A. Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History. If you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not available at your school, you may still be considered for our alternative pathway.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB or M and two A levels at grades AA, including Latin or Classical Greek at grade A. Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History. If you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not available at your school, you may still be considered for our alternative pathway.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AB in Advanced Highers (including Latin or Classical Greek at grade A) in addition to AAABB in 5 Highers. Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History. If you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not  available at your school or college you may still be considered for our alternative pathway.

International Baccalaureate: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665 including Latin or Classical Greek at grade HL 6.Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History. If you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not available at your school or college you may still be considered for our alternative pathway. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

Selection procedure

Application: Once an application has been submitted to UCAS, forms are sent to the Department for assessment. Members of staff then consider how far the applicant has shown evidence of the qualities of mind we most value in potential Classics, Classical Studies, Ancient History or Classical Archaeology students, and of aptitude for linguistic study. UCAS forms are also assessed on the basis of the information they contain concerning the applicant's actual or predicted performance at A-level and GCSE (or their equivalents), the personal statement, and the references provided.

Application deadline: January 15th 2017

Decision: In most cases, a decision will be reached, and the offer of a place made, on this basis. But where we feel that there are matters that need further discussion, an applicant will be invited to come to the Department for an interview. This may be because we feel we need more information about the applicant's previous academic experience, or because we want to make sure that the degree applied for really is what the applicant is looking for. A decision will then be made on the strength of the combination of the interview and the UCAS form.

Open Days: Applicants who are offered places on the basis of the UCAS form alone will also receive an invitation to a Department Open Day. The Open Day programme includes a welcome and description of the Department from the Admissions Tutor, a short sample 'lecture' from another member of staff, tours of the Strand Campus and Maughan Library, and the chance to talk to some current students and other members of the teaching staff. There will also be a complementary programme for accompanying parents.
 

Required grades:

45 Level 3 credits: 33 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit

Required subjects

Latin or Ancient Greek (if available at your school – alternative pathway available if not)

Preferred subjects

Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History preferred

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.  

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer

Access to HE Diploma: Access to HE Diploma (for example, in Humanities) with 45 Level 3 credits: 33 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. Applicants would normally also need to offer A-level grade A (or equivalent) in Latin or Ancient Greek, but if study of these are not available at your school or college you may still be considered for our alternative pathway. Preferred other subjects at Level 3: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History.

Cambridge Pre-U Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 M2 including Latin or Classical Greek at D3 (or, rf you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not available at your school, you may still be considered for our alternative pathway.) Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History.Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including Latin or Classical Greek at grade A. Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History. If you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not available at your school, you may still be considered for our alternative pathway.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including Latin or Classical Greek at grade A. Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History. If you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not available at your school, you may still be considered for our alternative pathway.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB or M and two A levels at grades AA, including Latin or Classical Greek at grade A. Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History. If you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not available at your school, you may still be considered for our alternative pathway.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AB in Advanced Highers (including Latin or Classical Greek at grade A) in addition to AAABB in 5 Highers. Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History. If you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not  available at your school or college you may still be considered for our alternative pathway.

International Baccalaureate: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665 including Latin or Classical Greek at grade HL 6.Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History. If you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not available at your school or college you may still be considered for our alternative pathway. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

Selection procedure

Application: Once an application has been submitted to UCAS, forms are sent to the Department for assessment. Members of staff then consider how far the applicant has shown evidence of the qualities of mind we most value in potential Classics, Classical Studies, Ancient History or Classical Archaeology students, and of aptitude for linguistic study. UCAS forms are also assessed on the basis of the information they contain concerning the applicant's actual or predicted performance at A-level and GCSE (or their equivalents), the personal statement, and the references provided.

Application deadline: January 15th 2017

Decision: In most cases, a decision will be reached, and the offer of a place made, on this basis. But where we feel that there are matters that need further discussion, an applicant will be invited to come to the Department for an interview. This may be because we feel we need more information about the applicant's previous academic experience, or because we want to make sure that the degree applied for really is what the applicant is looking for. A decision will then be made on the strength of the combination of the interview and the UCAS form.

Open Days: Applicants who are offered places on the basis of the UCAS form alone will also receive an invitation to a Department Open Day. The Open Day programme includes a welcome and description of the Department from the Admissions Tutor, a short sample 'lecture' from another member of staff, tours of the Strand Campus and Maughan Library, and the chance to talk to some current students and other members of the teaching staff. There will also be a complementary programme for accompanying parents.
 

Required grades:

D3 D3 M2

Required subjects

Latin or Ancient Greek (if available at your school – alternative pathway available if not)

Preferred subjects

Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History preferred

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.  

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer

Access to HE Diploma: Access to HE Diploma (for example, in Humanities) with 45 Level 3 credits: 33 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. Applicants would normally also need to offer A-level grade A (or equivalent) in Latin or Ancient Greek, but if study of these are not available at your school or college you may still be considered for our alternative pathway. Preferred other subjects at Level 3: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History.

Cambridge Pre-U Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 M2 including Latin or Classical Greek at D3 (or, rf you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not available at your school, you may still be considered for our alternative pathway.) Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History.Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including Latin or Classical Greek at grade A. Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History. If you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not available at your school, you may still be considered for our alternative pathway.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including Latin or Classical Greek at grade A. Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History. If you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not available at your school, you may still be considered for our alternative pathway.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB or M and two A levels at grades AA, including Latin or Classical Greek at grade A. Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History. If you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not available at your school, you may still be considered for our alternative pathway.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AB in Advanced Highers (including Latin or Classical Greek at grade A) in addition to AAABB in 5 Highers. Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History. If you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not  available at your school or college you may still be considered for our alternative pathway.

International Baccalaureate: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665 including Latin or Classical Greek at grade HL 6.Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History. If you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not available at your school or college you may still be considered for our alternative pathway. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

Selection procedure

Application: Once an application has been submitted to UCAS, forms are sent to the Department for assessment. Members of staff then consider how far the applicant has shown evidence of the qualities of mind we most value in potential Classics, Classical Studies, Ancient History or Classical Archaeology students, and of aptitude for linguistic study. UCAS forms are also assessed on the basis of the information they contain concerning the applicant's actual or predicted performance at A-level and GCSE (or their equivalents), the personal statement, and the references provided.

Application deadline: January 15th 2017

Decision: In most cases, a decision will be reached, and the offer of a place made, on this basis. But where we feel that there are matters that need further discussion, an applicant will be invited to come to the Department for an interview. This may be because we feel we need more information about the applicant's previous academic experience, or because we want to make sure that the degree applied for really is what the applicant is looking for. A decision will then be made on the strength of the combination of the interview and the UCAS form.

Open Days: Applicants who are offered places on the basis of the UCAS form alone will also receive an invitation to a Department Open Day. The Open Day programme includes a welcome and description of the Department from the Admissions Tutor, a short sample 'lecture' from another member of staff, tours of the Strand Campus and Maughan Library, and the chance to talk to some current students and other members of the teaching staff. There will also be a complementary programme for accompanying parents.
 

Required grades:

Further information below

Required subjects

Latin or Ancient Greek (if available at your school – alternative pathway available if not)

Preferred subjects

Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History preferred

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.  

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer

Access to HE Diploma: Access to HE Diploma (for example, in Humanities) with 45 Level 3 credits: 33 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. Applicants would normally also need to offer A-level grade A (or equivalent) in Latin or Ancient Greek, but if study of these are not available at your school or college you may still be considered for our alternative pathway. Preferred other subjects at Level 3: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History.

Cambridge Pre-U Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 M2 including Latin or Classical Greek at D3 (or, rf you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not available at your school, you may still be considered for our alternative pathway.) Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History.Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including Latin or Classical Greek at grade A. Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History. If you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not available at your school, you may still be considered for our alternative pathway.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including Latin or Classical Greek at grade A. Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History. If you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not available at your school, you may still be considered for our alternative pathway.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB or M and two A levels at grades AA, including Latin or Classical Greek at grade A. Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History. If you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not available at your school, you may still be considered for our alternative pathway.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AB in Advanced Highers (including Latin or Classical Greek at grade A) in addition to AAABB in 5 Highers. Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History. If you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not  available at your school or college you may still be considered for our alternative pathway.

International Baccalaureate: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665 including Latin or Classical Greek at grade HL 6.Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History. If you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not available at your school or college you may still be considered for our alternative pathway. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

Selection procedure

Application: Once an application has been submitted to UCAS, forms are sent to the Department for assessment. Members of staff then consider how far the applicant has shown evidence of the qualities of mind we most value in potential Classics, Classical Studies, Ancient History or Classical Archaeology students, and of aptitude for linguistic study. UCAS forms are also assessed on the basis of the information they contain concerning the applicant's actual or predicted performance at A-level and GCSE (or their equivalents), the personal statement, and the references provided.

Application deadline: January 15th 2017

Decision: In most cases, a decision will be reached, and the offer of a place made, on this basis. But where we feel that there are matters that need further discussion, an applicant will be invited to come to the Department for an interview. This may be because we feel we need more information about the applicant's previous academic experience, or because we want to make sure that the degree applied for really is what the applicant is looking for. A decision will then be made on the strength of the combination of the interview and the UCAS form.

Open Days: Applicants who are offered places on the basis of the UCAS form alone will also receive an invitation to a Department Open Day. The Open Day programme includes a welcome and description of the Department from the Admissions Tutor, a short sample 'lecture' from another member of staff, tours of the Strand Campus and Maughan Library, and the chance to talk to some current students and other members of the teaching staff. There will also be a complementary programme for accompanying parents.
 

Required grades:

Further information below

Required subjects

Latin or Ancient Greek (if available at your school – alternative pathway available if not)

Preferred subjects

Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History preferred

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.  

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer

Access to HE Diploma: Access to HE Diploma (for example, in Humanities) with 45 Level 3 credits: 33 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. Applicants would normally also need to offer A-level grade A (or equivalent) in Latin or Ancient Greek, but if study of these are not available at your school or college you may still be considered for our alternative pathway. Preferred other subjects at Level 3: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History.

Cambridge Pre-U Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 M2 including Latin or Classical Greek at D3 (or, rf you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not available at your school, you may still be considered for our alternative pathway.) Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History.Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including Latin or Classical Greek at grade A. Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History. If you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not available at your school, you may still be considered for our alternative pathway.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including Latin or Classical Greek at grade A. Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History. If you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not available at your school, you may still be considered for our alternative pathway.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB or M and two A levels at grades AA, including Latin or Classical Greek at grade A. Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History. If you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not available at your school, you may still be considered for our alternative pathway.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AB in Advanced Highers (including Latin or Classical Greek at grade A) in addition to AAABB in 5 Highers. Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History. If you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not  available at your school or college you may still be considered for our alternative pathway.

International Baccalaureate: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665 including Latin or Classical Greek at grade HL 6.Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History. If you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not available at your school or college you may still be considered for our alternative pathway. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

Selection procedure

Application: Once an application has been submitted to UCAS, forms are sent to the Department for assessment. Members of staff then consider how far the applicant has shown evidence of the qualities of mind we most value in potential Classics, Classical Studies, Ancient History or Classical Archaeology students, and of aptitude for linguistic study. UCAS forms are also assessed on the basis of the information they contain concerning the applicant's actual or predicted performance at A-level and GCSE (or their equivalents), the personal statement, and the references provided.

Application deadline: January 15th 2017

Decision: In most cases, a decision will be reached, and the offer of a place made, on this basis. But where we feel that there are matters that need further discussion, an applicant will be invited to come to the Department for an interview. This may be because we feel we need more information about the applicant's previous academic experience, or because we want to make sure that the degree applied for really is what the applicant is looking for. A decision will then be made on the strength of the combination of the interview and the UCAS form.

Open Days: Applicants who are offered places on the basis of the UCAS form alone will also receive an invitation to a Department Open Day. The Open Day programme includes a welcome and description of the Department from the Admissions Tutor, a short sample 'lecture' from another member of staff, tours of the Strand Campus and Maughan Library, and the chance to talk to some current students and other members of the teaching staff. There will also be a complementary programme for accompanying parents.
 

Required grades:

Further information below

Required subjects

Latin or Ancient Greek (if available at your school – alternative pathway available if not)

Preferred subjects

Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History preferred

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.  

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer

Access to HE Diploma: Access to HE Diploma (for example, in Humanities) with 45 Level 3 credits: 33 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. Applicants would normally also need to offer A-level grade A (or equivalent) in Latin or Ancient Greek, but if study of these are not available at your school or college you may still be considered for our alternative pathway. Preferred other subjects at Level 3: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History.

Cambridge Pre-U Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 M2 including Latin or Classical Greek at D3 (or, rf you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not available at your school, you may still be considered for our alternative pathway.) Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History.Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including Latin or Classical Greek at grade A. Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History. If you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not available at your school, you may still be considered for our alternative pathway.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including Latin or Classical Greek at grade A. Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History. If you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not available at your school, you may still be considered for our alternative pathway.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB or M and two A levels at grades AA, including Latin or Classical Greek at grade A. Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History. If you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not available at your school, you may still be considered for our alternative pathway.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AB in Advanced Highers (including Latin or Classical Greek at grade A) in addition to AAABB in 5 Highers. Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History. If you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not  available at your school or college you may still be considered for our alternative pathway.

International Baccalaureate: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665 including Latin or Classical Greek at grade HL 6.Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History. If you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not available at your school or college you may still be considered for our alternative pathway. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

Selection procedure

Application: Once an application has been submitted to UCAS, forms are sent to the Department for assessment. Members of staff then consider how far the applicant has shown evidence of the qualities of mind we most value in potential Classics, Classical Studies, Ancient History or Classical Archaeology students, and of aptitude for linguistic study. UCAS forms are also assessed on the basis of the information they contain concerning the applicant's actual or predicted performance at A-level and GCSE (or their equivalents), the personal statement, and the references provided.

Application deadline: January 15th 2017

Decision: In most cases, a decision will be reached, and the offer of a place made, on this basis. But where we feel that there are matters that need further discussion, an applicant will be invited to come to the Department for an interview. This may be because we feel we need more information about the applicant's previous academic experience, or because we want to make sure that the degree applied for really is what the applicant is looking for. A decision will then be made on the strength of the combination of the interview and the UCAS form.

Open Days: Applicants who are offered places on the basis of the UCAS form alone will also receive an invitation to a Department Open Day. The Open Day programme includes a welcome and description of the Department from the Admissions Tutor, a short sample 'lecture' from another member of staff, tours of the Strand Campus and Maughan Library, and the chance to talk to some current students and other members of the teaching staff. There will also be a complementary programme for accompanying parents.
 

Required grades:

80% overall

Required subjects

Latin or Ancient Greek (if available at your school – alternative pathway available if not)

Preferred subjects

Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History preferred

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.  

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer

Access to HE Diploma: Access to HE Diploma (for example, in Humanities) with 45 Level 3 credits: 33 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. Applicants would normally also need to offer A-level grade A (or equivalent) in Latin or Ancient Greek, but if study of these are not available at your school or college you may still be considered for our alternative pathway. Preferred other subjects at Level 3: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History.

Cambridge Pre-U Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 M2 including Latin or Classical Greek at D3 (or, rf you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not available at your school, you may still be considered for our alternative pathway.) Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History.Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including Latin or Classical Greek at grade A. Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History. If you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not available at your school, you may still be considered for our alternative pathway.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including Latin or Classical Greek at grade A. Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History. If you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not available at your school, you may still be considered for our alternative pathway.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB or M and two A levels at grades AA, including Latin or Classical Greek at grade A. Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History. If you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not available at your school, you may still be considered for our alternative pathway.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AB in Advanced Highers (including Latin or Classical Greek at grade A) in addition to AAABB in 5 Highers. Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History. If you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not  available at your school or college you may still be considered for our alternative pathway.

International Baccalaureate: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665 including Latin or Classical Greek at grade HL 6.Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History. If you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not available at your school or college you may still be considered for our alternative pathway. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

Selection procedure

Application: Once an application has been submitted to UCAS, forms are sent to the Department for assessment. Members of staff then consider how far the applicant has shown evidence of the qualities of mind we most value in potential Classics, Classical Studies, Ancient History or Classical Archaeology students, and of aptitude for linguistic study. UCAS forms are also assessed on the basis of the information they contain concerning the applicant's actual or predicted performance at A-level and GCSE (or their equivalents), the personal statement, and the references provided.

Application deadline: January 15th 2017

Decision: In most cases, a decision will be reached, and the offer of a place made, on this basis. But where we feel that there are matters that need further discussion, an applicant will be invited to come to the Department for an interview. This may be because we feel we need more information about the applicant's previous academic experience, or because we want to make sure that the degree applied for really is what the applicant is looking for. A decision will then be made on the strength of the combination of the interview and the UCAS form.

Open Days: Applicants who are offered places on the basis of the UCAS form alone will also receive an invitation to a Department Open Day. The Open Day programme includes a welcome and description of the Department from the Admissions Tutor, a short sample 'lecture' from another member of staff, tours of the Strand Campus and Maughan Library, and the chance to talk to some current students and other members of the teaching staff. There will also be a complementary programme for accompanying parents.
 

Visit our admissions webpages to view our international entry requirements and English language entry requirements.

Required subjects

Latin or Ancient Greek (if available at your school – alternative pathway available if not)

Preferred subjects

Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History preferred

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.  

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer

Access to HE Diploma: Access to HE Diploma (for example, in Humanities) with 45 Level 3 credits: 33 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. Applicants would normally also need to offer A-level grade A (or equivalent) in Latin or Ancient Greek, but if study of these are not available at your school or college you may still be considered for our alternative pathway. Preferred other subjects at Level 3: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History.

Cambridge Pre-U Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 M2 including Latin or Classical Greek at D3 (or, rf you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not available at your school, you may still be considered for our alternative pathway.) Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History.Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including Latin or Classical Greek at grade A. Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History. If you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not available at your school, you may still be considered for our alternative pathway.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including Latin or Classical Greek at grade A. Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History. If you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not available at your school, you may still be considered for our alternative pathway.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB or M and two A levels at grades AA, including Latin or Classical Greek at grade A. Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History. If you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not available at your school, you may still be considered for our alternative pathway.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AB in Advanced Highers (including Latin or Classical Greek at grade A) in addition to AAABB in 5 Highers. Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History. If you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not  available at your school or college you may still be considered for our alternative pathway.

International Baccalaureate: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665 including Latin or Classical Greek at grade HL 6.Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History. If you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not available at your school or college you may still be considered for our alternative pathway. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

Selection procedure

Application: Once an application has been submitted to UCAS, forms are sent to the Department for assessment. Members of staff then consider how far the applicant has shown evidence of the qualities of mind we most value in potential Classics, Classical Studies, Ancient History or Classical Archaeology students, and of aptitude for linguistic study. UCAS forms are also assessed on the basis of the information they contain concerning the applicant's actual or predicted performance at A-level and GCSE (or their equivalents), the personal statement, and the references provided.

Application deadline: January 15th 2017

Decision: In most cases, a decision will be reached, and the offer of a place made, on this basis. But where we feel that there are matters that need further discussion, an applicant will be invited to come to the Department for an interview. This may be because we feel we need more information about the applicant's previous academic experience, or because we want to make sure that the degree applied for really is what the applicant is looking for. A decision will then be made on the strength of the combination of the interview and the UCAS form.

Open Days: Applicants who are offered places on the basis of the UCAS form alone will also receive an invitation to a Department Open Day. The Open Day programme includes a welcome and description of the Department from the Admissions Tutor, a short sample 'lecture' from another member of staff, tours of the Strand Campus and Maughan Library, and the chance to talk to some current students and other members of the teaching staff. There will also be a complementary programme for accompanying parents.
 

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Course detail

Description

Classics embraces the study of all aspects of the cultures of Greece and Rome (their languages, literature, thought, religion, art, archaeology and history) and their influence on later ages. We are acknowledged as one of the very best Classics Departments in the country, for stimulating teaching and overall quality of student experience as well as for cutting-edge research; the variety and flexibility of our teaching fully reflects the richness of the subject.

This degree is for students who wish to study aspects of the classical world primarily through developing their skills in Ancient Greek and Latin so that they are able to read ancient texts in their original languages. You may begin both Greek and Latin from scratch, with our new pathways.

Teaching style

Teaching in the Department of Classics takes a wide variety of forms, including language-classes, large-group lectures, seminars, and individual supervisions. The particular mix will depend in part on your year of study and in part on the combination of modules you choose. A number of modules involve museum and gallery visits, field trips, and the use of study collections; a growing number have their own web resources and e-discussion groups. Seminar presentations and discussion are important in the first- and second-year modules. One-to-one supervision is a special feature of the third-year dissertation. This range of teaching will equip you with the transferable skills of analysis and presentation that employers value.

Structure of course and assessment

Our degree programmes combine focus and flexibility. In each programme you take a set number of modules directly related to the programme subject and then choose from a wide selection of optional modules. A generous allowance of free choice means that you can explore much more widely all aspects of the cultures of Greece and Rome. Assessment is typically by a combination of coursework and end-of-year examinations.

Location

London is a superb place to study and experience the Greek and Roman worlds, and all the major resources are within easy reach (and often walking distance) from the centrally located Department of Classics at King's. The British Museum houses one of the world's premier collections of not only Greek and Roman but also Egyptian and Mesopotamian archaeology and art, and is supplemented in this by the Soane Museum, the Museum of London, and the Victoria & Albert Museum. We collaborate closely with the British Museum in our undergraduate teaching.

The major London galleries are full of classically-themed work, just as central London is full of Neoclassical, Greek revival and other classically-inspired buildings. Classical and classically-inspired drama can be experienced first-hand more richly and more frequently in London theatres than anywhere else in the world.

For libraries, normal student needs are served by King's Maughan Library and Information Services Centre, as well as the University of London (Senate House) Library; for the investigation of special topics, there are the world-class research collections of the Institute of Classical Studies and the Warburg Institute.

Special notes

Greek Play

The King’s Greek Play has been an annual tradition since 1953 and it is the only production in the country to be performed every year in the original Greek. Students (with all levels of Greek) participate in the direction, production and performance of the play, bringing to the stage playwrights from Aeschylus to Aristophanes.

Rumble Fund

In 2013 the Department of Classics created the Rumble Fund following a generous donation by a former student. This fund is used each year to pay for a group of students to visit classical lands as part of their degree programme.

Classics Society

Students run the Classics Society, which publishes the Satyrica newsletter and organizes regular lectures, theatre outings, themed parties, private tours around museums, nights out and trips abroad – in recent years, group expeditions have been made to Italy and Turkey.

Iris Project

The department also promotes teaching Latin in disadvantaged primary schools through the Iris Project; this offers students a highly unusual experience that is both enriching and will impress future employers.

Study abroad
It is easier now than ever before to spend part of your time as a King's student studying abroad. Second year students have the opportunity to study abroad in the second semester of their second year or for the whole of their second year. Partner universities currently include:

  • University of Auckland
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of Toronto (Full year only)
  • University of California
  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (Up to five places exclusively available for Classics students)
  • University of Sydney

Find out more about studying abroad

Our students also have opportunities to attend the annual summer schools at the British Schools in Athens and Rome, and participate in archaeological excavations in Greece and Italy, as well as further afield.

 

Structure

  • King's reviews its optional modules on a regular basis, in order to continue to offer innovative and exciting programmes. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that any particular optional modules will run in a given year and the options listed below are subject to change.



    Required Modules

    All students with an A-level in Latin and/or Greek must take the following 30 credits modules:

    • Working with Greek and Latin Literary Texts: An Introduction

    • Greek Language 1, 2 or 3 depending on language experience

    • Latin Language 1, 2 or 3, depending on language experience

    Students who have never studied an ancient language before must take the following 30 credit modules:

    • Working with Greek & Latin Literary Texts: An Introduction

    • Beginning Greek language

    • Beginning Latin language

    • Introduction to the Study of Greek and Latin

    In addition, students who have never studied an ancient language must take an intensive 15 credit 3 week Summer School module in either Intermediate Latin OR Intermediate Greek in the summer between their first and second years (Pathway A). Your first year of study will thus be spread over a longer period than your peers’, but will encompass the same overall number of credits.

    Optional Modules

    Students with an A-level in Latin and/or Greek also choose 30 credits from a large selection of optional modules, which may typically include:

    • Art & Archaeology of Greece & Rome

    • Introduction to Ancient History (c. 1200 BC-AD 600)

    • Introduction to Ancient Philosophy

    • Any Level 4 module offered by the Faculty of Arts & Humanities.

    View a complete list of modules and descriptions


  • Required Modules

    Second year students must take at least 60 credits from modules in Latin and Greek language, or modules involving a close reading of texts such as:

    • Introductory Greek Texts

    • Introductory Latin Texts

    • Greek Texts

    • Latin Texts

    Optional Modules

    Second year students can then choose 60 credits from a wide range of optional modules which may typically include:

    • Homer

    • Latin Love Elegy

    • Ancient Sexuality I

    • Who Needs Myth?

    Students may also choose up to 30 credits in optional module(s) from either the Department of War Studies or the Faculty of Arts & Humanities.

    For Access Pathway students the intensive 15 credit 3 week Summer School modules count towards these 60 credits.

     View a complete list of modules and descriptions


  • Required Modules

    All final year students must take at least 60 credits from modules, each worth 30 or 15 credits, in Latin and Greek language, including modules with a close reading of texts such as:

    • Introductory Greek Texts

    • Introductory Latin Texts

    • Greek Texts

    • Latin Texts

    Optional Modules

    Final  year students can then choose 60 credits from a wide range of  optional modules which may typically include:

    • Living for ever: fame and glory from Homeric heroes to Roman emperors (and beyond)

    • Augustus: Power & Propaganda

    • Streetwise: narrating the city in classical literature

    • Romanticism and Revolution: Byron, the Shelleys and Greece

    In addition, students may choose up to 30 credits in optional module(s) from either the Department of War Studies or the Faculty of Arts & Humanities.

    Students may also choose to research and write a dissertation on a classical subject worth 30 credits, which will count towards their optional 60 credits.

    View a complete list of modules and descriptions

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Career prospects

A King’s Classics degree will equip you with the transferable skills of research, analysis, presentation and critical thinking that are valued by future employers. Our alumni enter a wide range of professions, including law, banking, the civil service, information technology, librarianship, education, heritage industries, the media, journalism and the performing arts. A significant proportion proceed into higher professional or academic qualifications, often pursuing postgraduate degrees at King’s.

Career destinations

Recent graduates of the department have found employment as
• Assistant Tax Advisor, Ernst & Young
• Human Resources Administrator, Health resources International
• Web Administrator, Intrico Products Ltd
• Illustrator, Self Employed Illustrator
• Marketing and Publishing Graduate scheme, the telegraph Media group
• Research Intern, Environment Agency
• Sales Operations Admin, Associated Press TV news
• Latin Teacher at a university
• Client Relations Associate, Fidelity Investment Managers
• Customer Management Executive, CMC Markets
• Senior Course Support Assistant, Coventry University

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Classics and Byzantine & Modern Greek

Undergraduate study

Professor Jan Palmowski, from the Faculty of Arts & Humanities, and Professor Charlotte Roueché, Professor of Late Antique and Byzantine Studies explain the unique opportunities King's can offer students studying Classics and Byzantine & Modern Greek.

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Fees and funding

Full time tuition fees - Home/EU

£9,000 p.a. (2016/17)*

Full time tuition fees - Overseas

£16,250 p.a. (2016/17)**

For further undergraduate funding information, please visit our fees and funding webpages.

*This tuition fee may be subject to annual increases.

**This tuition fee is subject to annual increases.

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