Taught course

Ancient History

King's College London · Department of Classics

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 BA degree in Classics, Classical Studies, Ancient History, Classical Archaeology, History or a closely related subject, or an overseas equivalent. Some knowledge of Latin, Greek or another ancient language is a prerequisite. If you do not have a formal qualification in any ancient language you may still be considered if you take at least a basic course (eg a Summer School course) in an ancient language before the start of your MA studies. If you need to improve your knowledge of ancient language, you may take one language-learning course as part of the MA.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA programme in Ancient History is organised on an intercollegiate basis, so that the programme offerings combine the expertise of staff in all three of the participating colleges - King's, UCL and Royal Holloway. It centres on the University's Institute of Classical Studies, which not only contains a world-class research library, but also hosts the richest programme of seminars, conferences, and occasional lectures for this subject area in the UK.

Information for international students

For students whose first language is not English please visit our website for further information: www.kcl.ac.uk/pg/apply/langreq.html

Fees and funding

Self-funded, AHRC, Graduate School and School of Arts & Humanities studentships and bursaries, the Greek State Scholarships Foundation, or other bodies.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Team
+44 (0) 20 7848 7000
+44 (0) 20 7848 7200