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Classical Studies with English, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #33 (QS) London, United Kingdom
The Classical Studies with English BA at King's College London is an interdepartmental course that will allow you to develop an in-depth knowledge of the Classics while studying English literature. You will spend most of your time in the Department of Classics. This will allow you to gain skills and experience in Latin and Ancient Greek language and texts, philosophy, history, art and archaeology.
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Explore the ancient worlds of Greece and Rome alongside study of English literature. By combining Classics with English literature you can expect to gain skills and experience in Latin and/or Ancient Greek language and texts, philosophy, history, art and archaeology, while discovering how Greek and Roman writers have influenced western literature.

Key benefits

  • 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.
  • Central location offers collaborations with the British Museum and the Museum of London, which are incorporated into undergraduate teaching.
  • Degree courses combine focus and flexibility, allowing students to pursue their interests.
  • Graduates are equipped with analytical and presentational skills valued by employers, leading to careers in heritage-related professions, the media, education, civil service and the performing arts.

Career destinations

Recent graduates of the Classical Studies with English BA at King's College London have found employment as:
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  • Marketing and Publishing Graduate scheme, The Telegraph Media group
  • Research Intern, Environment Agency
  • Sales Operations Admin, Associated Press TV news

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Art & Archaeology of Greece & Rome
  • Introduction to Ancient History (c. 1200 BC-AD 600)
  • Greek & Latin Literature: An Introduction
  • Introduction to Ancient Philosophy
  • Greek Language
  • Latin Language 
  • Introduction to Byzantium and Modern Greece: The Greek-speaking world from 330 AD to today
  • Receptions of the past: The Hellenic world from antiquity to today

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • AAB
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. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.
  • Required subjects
English Literature (or English language and literature).
  • Preferred subjects
Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History preferred.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19800 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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