Classics (Greek & Latin)
King's College London
Key Course Facts
Benefit from studying Classics from a wide variety of angles – exploring literature, philosophy, religion, archaeology and ancient history.
The Classics (Greek & Latin) BA embraces the study of all aspects of the cultures of Greece and Rome by developing your skills in Ancient Greek and Latin languages.
If you have no prior knowledge of either Ancient Greek or Latin, you can still join this programme as we offer innovative pathways to support your rapid acquisition of practical skills in these languages, allowing you to reach an advanced level by Year 3.
Students who join another programme in the Classics Department at King's and take Ancient Greek and Latin language modules in Year 1 (they need to have some knowledge of one ancient language already, as they cannot take two beginners’ modules) have the option to transfer to the Classics BA in Year 2, provided that they attain an overall result of over 70% in one of these two language modules.
Top five for Classics in the UK (QS World University Rankings 2018), our Department is renowned for its quality of teaching, student experience and cutting-edge research.
King’s Classics Department is one of the largest in the UK, with unique coverage from the Bronze Age to Modern Greece.
The Department stages an annual Greek play in the original language, providing students with an opportunity to experience and participate in the Greek dramatic tradition.
Collaborations with the British Museum and other cultural institutions, which are incorporated into our undergraduate teaching.
Graduates go into a wide range of professions, including law, government service, journalism, teaching and the financial services industries.
Please see our online prospectus for further details on this programme: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/classics-greek-and-latin-ba
What You Will Learn
Programme content: As a student of Classics (Greek & Latin), BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Minimum Required UCAS Tariff
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.
Must be combined with two Scottish Advanced Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject
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.
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.
including 6,6,5 at Higher Level. Grade 6 required at Higher Level in Latin or Ancient Greek. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.
Please see our online prospectus for further details on our BTEC entry requirements.
Latin or Ancient Greek as a subject required.
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.
Required subjects: Latin or Ancient Greek Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each skill|
|PTE Academic||69 overall with a minimum of 62 in each skill|
|TOEFL (iBT)||100 overall with a minimum of 25 in writing and 23 in each of the other skills|
|Cambridge English Advanced||185 overall with a minimum of 176 in each skill|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||185 overall with a minimum of 176 in each skill|
|Trinity ISE||Level III (ISEIII) with merit in each skill|
|Institution's Own Test||Pass the King's Pre-Sessional English Language Programme with Band 7|
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Classics (Greek & Latin), BA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
Tuition Fees Classics (Greek & Latin) BA (Hons)
|England UK||£9250||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||year 1|
Additional fee information
The fees stated are for entry in the forthcoming September. If you are applying for deferred entry, to commence the following September, fees may be subject to change.
All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.
Average student cost of living in London
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
How to apply
January 1, 2024
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Possible Entry Points:
- year 1 (Default entry point)
- year 2
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About King's College London
King’s College London (KCL) was established in 1892 and is located in the very centre of London. International students can start by taking KCL’s International Foundation, a one-year course intended to improve your knowledge on a particular subject while bringing your English to a level where you’re comfortable studying and communicating. The famous city of London offers innumerable advantages to young students, including myriad work opportunities, reliable and extensive public transport, and abundant entertainment options.
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