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Classical Studies & Comparative Literature BA

UCAS code: QQ28

Key information

Course type:
Joint honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Three years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2023
Application deadline:
25 January 2023
Apply via UCAS

Discover the relationship between the great works of classical antiquity and literature from around the globe on this joint degree. This inter-departmental course looks at the comparative study of global literature, with particular attention to the literature and cultures of the classical world. You will research key areas of the topics, and study them from different viewpoints – you will have the opportunity to compare different approaches as well as literary genres, themes and contexts. You’ll study the ancient world and its legacy, with options from the Bronze Age to Modern Greece, whilst also becoming an expert in comparative study as you explore literature spanning 2,500 years and six continents. Your time will be split equally between the Department of Classics and Comparative Literature in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

Key benefits

  • King's Department of Classics is one of the 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.
  • Our course draws on the teaching and research expertise of some of the highest ranked literature departments in the UK.
  • Comparative Literature at King's embraces 10 languages and 5 continents. It spans over 2,500 years and extends beyond the modern works of literature of Europe to the Americas, Australia, the Middle East, South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • All Comparative Literature modules are taught in English translation, though you are encouraged to read in the original language where possible and supported in the development of new linguistic skills.
  • Our flexible course structure allows you to pursue your research interests and choose from a wide variety of modules across a number of departments.
Alice

When choosing my degree, I couldn’t seem to pin down a single subject that I wanted to study for three years. I knew I wanted a mix of literature and history, ancient and modern, books and tombstones… then, amazingly, I found it and could happily avoid making that choice altogether.

Alice, Classical Studies & Comparative Literature BA

Employability

Our graduates go on to work in a range of professions, including law, banking, the civil service, information technology, librarianship, education, heritage industries, the media, journalism and the performing arts, while others choose to stay and pursue postgraduate qualifications at King’s.

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • 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

Employability

Our graduates go on to work in a range of professions, including law, banking, the civil service, information technology, librarianship, education, heritage industries, the media, journalism and the performing arts, while others choose to stay and pursue postgraduate qualifications at King’s.

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • 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

Key information

Course type:
Joint honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Three years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2023
Application deadline:
25 January 2023
Apply via UCAS

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