Classical Studies, Postgrad.Dip.

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  • 9 months
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  • English (take IELTS)
King's College London ,
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.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


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

  • Full-time duration 9 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 18 months
    • Part-time variant
  • Credits
    60 ECTS 120 UK alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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  • 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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