Classical Studies, Postgraduate Diploma

  • Application Deadline
  • 9 months
  • English (book IELTS)


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 
  • The Classical Art of the Body: Greek Sculpture 
  • The Art of Making: Craft Production from Classical Antiquity to Today 
  • Augustus: Power & Propaganda 
  • The History & Theory of Ancient Slavery 
  • Greek Religion 
  • Pagans, Christians and Jews in the Roman Empire 
  • Streetwise: Narrating the City in classical literature 
  • Neronian Literature and Culture 
  • Plato’s Myths: the soul, desire and the beyond
  • Living forever: fame and glory from Homeric heroes to Roman emperors (and beyond) 

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 duration 9 months
    • Average part-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS 120 alternative credits
  • 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:


    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):


    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:


    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

  • 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

  • International Applies to you

    13400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13400 GBP per year and a duration of 9 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    6940 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6940 GBP per year and a duration of 9 months.
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  • Part time UK fees: £3,470 per year
  • Part time overseas fees: £6,700 per year

Living costs for London

684 - 830 GBP/month
Living Costs

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