Taught course

Classical World and its Reception

King's College London · Department of Classics

Entry requirements

Undergraduate degree with 2.1 honours (or overseas equivalent) in an appropriate subject, such as Classics, Classical Studies/Classical Civilisation, History, Archaeology, English Literature, Modern Languages, Comparative Literature, or Theatre Studies, Religious Studies, Film Studies, Liberal Arts, Politics, Philosophy; although applications from candidates qualified in any Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences are welcome.

Months of entry


Course content

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.

It is taught in the Department of Classics, by experts in the field of Classical reception. The 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, giving the course a breadth unmatched anywhere in the world.

The course is interdisciplinary, and is open to students with no prior knowledge of ancient languages.

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Daniel Orrells
+44 (0) 20 7848 7000