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King's College London, University of London

Classics (Greek & Latin)

UCAS Code: Q800

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels. Grade A required in Latin or Ancient Greek (if available at your school – alternative pathway available if not).

Access to HE Diploma

D:33,M:12,P:0

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.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate – Principal subjects

D3,D3,M2

Please note that Global Perspectives is not accepted by King’s as one of your Pre-U Principal subjects. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) will be considered. Grade D3 required in Latin or Ancient Greek (if available at your school – alternative pathway available if not).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

including 665 at Higher Level. Grade 6 required at Higher Level in Latin or Ancient Greek (if available at your school – alternative pathway available if not). Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H1,H2,H2,H2,H2,H2

Latin or Ancient Greek as a subject required (if available at your school – alternative pathway available if not).

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDM

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 Ancient 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 Advanced Higher

A,B

Must be combined with three Scottish Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject. Grade A required in Latin or Ancient Greek (if available at your school – alternative pathway available if not).

Scottish Higher

A,A,B

Must be combined with two Scottish Advanced Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject

UCAS Tariff

93-136

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

95%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Classical studies

The Classics (Greek & Latin) BA course embraces the study of all aspects of the cultures of Greece and Rome. You will benefit from approaching the subject from a variety of angles including literary, philosophical, religion, archaeology and historical. You will also be encouraged to research the many intellectual and political ways in which the Classical world connects to the modern world in which we live. The diverse range of study module options will offer enormous flexibility to your study pathway. You will learn to think critically and independently about the subjects you encounter in your studies, and acquire a range of skills that will support your intellectual, vocational and personal development. The course is comprised of 360 credits in total and is studied over three years. Each year, you will study a set number of modules directly related to Greek and Latin, and then choose from a wide selection of optional interdepartmental modules allowing you to widely explore all aspects of the cultures of Greece and Rome.

Teaching style
We use lectures, workshops and group tutorials to deliver most of the modules on the programme. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study. You will be assigned a personal tutor who will provide support and guidance for your studies.

Assessment
Assessment methods will depend on the modules you have selected to study. The primary methods of assessment for this course are coursework, assessed essays, written examinations and individual and group presentations.

Location
The majority of learning for this degree takes place at the King’s College London Strand Campus. Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the optional modules you select.

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.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

King's College London, University of London

Department:

Classics

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Classics

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

81%
UK students
19%
International students
33%
Male students
67%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A
422

After graduation


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Classics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
78%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
9%
Other elementary services occupations
6%
Teaching and educational professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This subject has been a mainstay of the UK university system for centuries and is still going strong! Over 1000 graduates received classics degrees in 2015 and a quarter of those went on to further study, usually a Masters, and although many stayed with Classics, or moved slightly to history or archaeology, some changed to topics like law and teaching. Half of those who did go into work found jobs in London or the South East. Common jobs included working in education, marketing and advertising, or the finance industry as advisors or even accountants. Personal contacts were particularly important for these graduates in finding their first job, so good networks may help your job search when the time comes.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

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The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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