Taught course

Classical World & 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

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. The programme is interdisciplinary, and is open to students with no prior knowledge of ancient languages. Compulsory module: Research Training and Dissertation in Classical Reception, and 120 credits of optional modules.

The programme is interdisciplinary in approach, and is open to students with no prior knowledge of ancient languages. Students on the programme will develop their skills in literary, historical and archaeological analysis, and may, if they choose, acquire or develop their knowledge of ancient and modern languages. The advanced skills acquired in the study of the ancient world at MA level have proved very popular with employers in a wide range of professions.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Daniel Orrells