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Ancient Languages: Ancient Greek Beginners

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Subject area:

Arts & Humanities

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3 weeks

Available course dates:

From: 03 July 2023 To: 14 July 2023
Application deadline: 31 May 2023

Course overview

Undergraduate Summer School modules are intellectually stimulating, dynamic and highly participative. They are taught by leading King’s academics who are experts in their field. Classes are highly international with students from all over the world.

Each module comprises 150 study hours, including teaching, independent study and group work. Our undergraduate modules are examined to university standards and can be taken for credit towards degrees at other institutions.

This module is based on a 15-credit King’s undergraduate module and therefore typically awarded 3-4 US credits or 7.5 ECTS. To receive credit for King's summer modules, contact your home institution to ask them to award external credit.

What does this course cover?

This beginner-level intensive module gives you the opportunity to reach a point where you are able to translate basic English into Greek and to read very simple texts in Greek. It replaces one semester of Beginners and Intermediate Greek and is ideal if you intend to study for a Masters or Doctoral degree thus acquiring an essential skill for future research.

It is also appropriate if you are an undergraduate students who would not otherwise have the chance to learn Greek from scratch, a mature student and for anyone with an interest in the Hellenic world.

What will I achieve?

By the end of the module, you should have:

  • Gained the ability to recognise, explain and use the basic principles of Greek grammar, to translate simple sentences from Greek to English, and to translate adapted Greek authors into English.
  • Learnt how to analyse basic sentence structure logically and will begin to develop an understanding of the nuances of the language.

Who is this for?

The King's College London Undergraduate Summer School is open to students who are currently, or have been, enrolled in an undergraduate degree programme. We also welcome applications from professionals who have substantial relevant experience in their chosen subject area.

You should ensure that you are eligible to apply before you submit your application by checking our academic and English language entry criteria.

How will I be assessed?

  • One in-class test, one hour (80%)
  • Two in-class progress tests (20%)

What is the teaching schedule?

Undergraduate Summer School modules comprise 150 study hours over three weeks, which includes a minimum of 45 hours contact hours, as well as independent study, team project work and assessment preparation.

Teaching takes place between 9am and 5pm (BST) from Monday to Friday in one of our central London campuses. Students will receive their module timetable before they arriving on campus in June 2022.

We hope you will be able to study with us in person this summer and look forward to meeting you on campus. However if you are unable to travel to London, we are able to offer online teaching via our hyflex system which enables students to join the live classes remotely. Please contact before you submit your application, if you wish to join classes remotely.



Course status:

Course closed

Full fee £1088

Application fee £60


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