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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Strand Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21, 17-JAN-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

This course explores the way the Classical world has been reflected in the art, literature and culture of later periods, and how the ancient world has shaped the modern. You will be taught in the Department of Classics, by experts in the field of Classical reception. Our research and teaching strengths stretch from the Aegean Bronze Age and the ancient Near East, through Greece and Rome to Byzantine and Modern Greek literature and culture, giving the course a breadth unmatched anywhere in the UK. The course is interdisciplinary, and is open to students with no prior knowledge of ancient languages.

Course detail

Our MA course focuses on the way the classical world has influenced the culture of later periods, and how it continues to do so. With a strong focus on research the course is taught in the Department of Classics by experts in the field of classical reception. Our Department’s research and teaching strengths stretch from the Aegean Bronze Age and the ancient Near East, through Greece and Rome to Byzantine and Modern Greek literature and culture. This means we can offer you a breadth of expertise that is unmatched anywhere in the world. Through this advanced course of study, we will develop your literary, historical and archaeological analysis skills, and provide you with the opportunity to learn ancient and modern languages to extend these skills.

Teaching and assessment

If you are a full-time student, we will typically provide you with six to eight hours of teaching through lectures and seminars each week, and we will expect you to undertake 35 hours of independent study. If you are a part-time student, we will typically provide you with two to six hours of teaching through lectures and seminars each week, and we will expect you to undertake 17.5 hours of independent study. For your dissertation, we will provide five hours of supervision, and we will expect you to undertake 575 hours of independent study.

Career prospects

The advanced skills that we give you have proved very popular with employers in a wide range of professions, and many of our graduates use the skills and knowledge they develop with us to pursue further research in our Department. Others go on to excel in careers in teaching, journalism, cultural management or the financial sector.

Application deadline

27 August 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 23,460per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

King's College London, University of London

  • University League Table

    21st

  • Campus address

    King's College London, University of London, Strand, Westminster, WC2R 2LS, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    16th out of 24 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    149 75%

    10th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    55.0 55%

    14th

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    15th

    6

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