Late Antique and Byzantine Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
University rank #36 (WUR) ,
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. 

About

 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.

Key benefits
  • One of the world's largest and most distinguished departments of Classics.

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

  • Extraordinarily wide choice of modules, drawing on the resources of the whole of the University of London.

  • 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)

Accreditation

This diploma comprises: two compulsory modules: at least one in a classical language (normally Greek, but, if you have a good knowledge of Greek, then Latin); one in Byzantine history; a supporting module chosen to suit your interests and needs, with the programme co-ordinator's approval, from the options in the Departments of Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies, Classics, or Theology & Religious Studies; a compulsory dissertation.

Programme Structure

  • Latin Epigraphy
  • Beginners’ Ancient Greek for Research
  • Intermediate ancient Greek for research
  • Medieval Latin Literature
  • Skills for Medievalists: Paleography
  • One God, One Sea: Byzantium & Islam, 600-800
  • Byzantium & the West, A. D. 800-1000
  • Living in Byzantium I: Material Culture and Built Environment in Late Antiquity
  • Living in Byzantium II: Material culture and built environment in the Middle Ages
  • Homer
  • The Reception of Roman Comedy
  • Homeric Presences in Greek Poetry and Shorter Prose since 1890
  • Modern Greek Poetry and the Epic Tradition
  • Tacitus & Nero
  • Early Modern Latin Poetry
  • Roman Britain
  • C.P. Cavafy: the Making of a Modernist

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible.  Our first application deadline is the 30th March.
  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    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 (Grade C):

    185

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

A minimum undergraduate honours degree with 2:1 classification (or overseas equivalent) in a humanities subject with a significant element relating to classical antiquity or the Middle Ages. Graduates of universities in Greece should have a minimum average grade of 7.5, and those from Cyprus should have a minimum grade of 8.0, in a ptychion. 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. This will be discussed prior to your application with a member of staff.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    19320 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19320 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    9900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Part time UK fees: £4,950 per year
  • Part time overseas fees: £9,660 per year

Living costs for London

684 - 830 GBP/month
Living Costs

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Funding

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