Classical Studies, Postgraduate Diploma

  • Application Deadline
  • 9 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
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The Classical Studies Graduate Diploma is a multi-disciplinary study programme designed both for graduates who are looking to strengthen and expand their understanding of the classics, and also for students from other backgrounds requiring an in-depth understanding to key areas of the subject.


Key Benefits
  • One of the world's largest and most distinguished Department of Classics.

  • Unrivalled location for the study of the ancient world thanks to London's unique range of specialist libraries, museums and galleries.

  • Ideal preparation for further graduate study in all areas of Classics.

  • King's graduates enjoy one of the best employment rates and starting salaries in the UK. Ranked 6th in the UK for graduate employment (Times and Sunday Times Good Universities Guide 2016)

Programme Structure

Required Modules

There are no required modules for this course.

Optional Modules

You will take 120 credits from a range of modules, which may typically include:

  • Minoans and Mycenaeans (30 credits)
  • The Classical Art of the Body: Greek Sculpture (30 credits)
  • The Art of Making: Craft Production from Classical Antiquity to Today (30 credits)
  • Augustus: Power & Propaganda (30 credits)
  • The History & Theory of Ancient Slavery (30 credits)
  • Greek Religion (30 credits)
  • Pagans, Christians and Jews in the Roman Empire (30 credits)
  • Streetwise: Narrating the City in classical literature (30 credits)
  • Neronian Literature and Culture (30 credits)
  • Plato’s Myths: the soul, desire and the beyond (30 credits)
  • Living forever: fame and glory from Homeric heroes to Roman emperors (and beyond) (30 credits)
  • An Introduction to Classical Reception Studies in Sixteen Encounters (30 credits)
  • Graduate Diploma in Classical Studies Dissertation (30 credits)
  • Greek Language 1 for Graduate Diploma (30 credits)
  • Greek Language 2 for Graduate Diploma (30 credits)
  • Greek Language 3 for Graduate Diploma (30 credits)
  • Latin Language 1 for Graduate Diploma (30 credits
  • Latin Language 2 for Graduate Diploma (30 credits)
  • Latin Language 3 for Graduate Diploma (30 credits)
  • Greek Texts IX (Prose): Various Texts (15 credits)
  • Persian Kings and their Territory in the Achaemenid Empire (15 credits)
  • Latin Texts VIII (Prose): Various Texts (15 credits)
  • Venice: history and art (15 credits)
  • Greek Texts VII (Poetry): Various Texts (15 credits)
  • Latin Texts V (Poetry): Various Texts (15 credits)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Duration 9 months
    • Average duration 18 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Credits
    60 ECTS 120 UK alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You need the following CAE score:

  • Minimum required score (Grade A):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language.

Find English courses on Preparation Courses Portal.

Academic Requirements

  • This programme is designed for applicants who have a 2:1 Bachelors degree (or international equivalent) in a subject other than Classics, Classical Studies, Ancient History or Classical Archaeology.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 12190 International
  • GBP 6750 EU/EEA

Part time tuition fees - Home/EU

  • £3,375 p.a. (2016/17)*

Part time tuition Fees - Overseas

  • £6,095 p.a. (2016/17)*


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