Taught course

Late Antique and Byzantine Studies

King's College London · Department of Classics

Entry requirements

A minimum undergraduate honours degree with 2:1 classification in a humanities subject with a significant element relating to classical antiquity or the Middle Ages.

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 before the start of your MA studies.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Late Antique and Byzantine Studies MA covers an exciting and varied field of study spanning the history and culture of the Eastern Mediterranean world during the period that begins with the foundation of Constantinople (now Istanbul) in 330 and ends with the fall of the Byzantine Empire in 1453. As well as exploring the history of region through a variety of themes – history, literature, material culture, philosophy and theology – the course will also help you to develop proficiency in vital research skills, including the use of ancient languages (Medieval Greek or Latin), palaeography, epigraphy and papyrology.

Leads to further research or careers in education, journalism, finance, politics and cultural sectors.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Officer
+44 (0) 20 7848 2765