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Classics and the Ancient World BA

UCAS code: Q805

Key information

Course type:
Single 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

People versus elites, minority rights, sexual diversity and gender politics, empire and multiculturalism, ethnicity and race, religious identity and experience, consensus and conflict, art, philosophy, the meaning of justice. You will explore vital contemporary issues as you learn about some of the most celebrated and debated cultures of ancient Europe, Asia, and North Africa. With no compulsory modules, you’re free to shape your degree to suit your own interests with our broad and fully flexible structure. Whether you’re interested in literature, philosophy, history, global and social issues, politics, art, culture or languages, you’ll be able to choose what fascinates you. Study all aspects of Greece and Rome, Persia, Egypt, the Near East and North Africa and the influence of Greece and Rome on later history and culture, including the contemporary world.

Key benefits

  • Our Classics Departments is ranked 3rd in the UK (QS World University Subject Rankings 2022),and is renowned for its quality of teaching, student experience and cutting-edge research.
  • Be part of one of the largest Classics departments in the UK, with unique coverage from the Bronze Age to Modern Greece
  • Central London location offers collaborations with the British Museum and other cultural institutions, which are incorporated into our teaching so that you get hands-on access to their collections.
  • Travel on an expenses-paid field trip to ancient sites in the Mediterranean during your second or third year. Be part of our famous Greek Play before a live audience or gain experience of teaching classical topics in local primary schools.
  • Our course combines focus and flexibility, allowing students to pursue their interests in a department renowned for the quality of it teaching and the student experience
  • You will acquire analytical and presentational skills valued by employers leading to careers in heritage-related professions, the media, education, civil service and the performing arts.
  • Build on your current skills in Ancient Greek and/or Latin or go from beginner to advanced on an accelerated 3-year language route.

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
  • Client Relations Associate, Fidelity Investment
  • Senior Course Support Assistant, Coventry 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
  • Client Relations Associate, Fidelity Investment
  • Senior Course Support Assistant, Coventry University

Key information

Course type:
Single 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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