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King's College London - Faculty of Arts & Humanities MA in Classical World and Its Reception
King's College London - Faculty of Arts & Humanities

MA in Classical World and Its Reception

London, United Kingdom

1 Years


Full time, Part time

Sep 2024

GBP 27,996 / per year *


* UK students: £12,468 per year | International students: £27,996 per year


The MA in Classical World and Its Reception course explores the way the Classical world has been reflected in the art, literature and culture of later periods, and how the ancient world has shaped the modern.

The course is interdisciplinary and is open to students with no prior knowledge of ancient languages.

Key benefits

  • Study in one of the UK’s largest and oldest departments of Classics. Classics has been taught on the Strand for over 200 years.
  • Classics at King’s ranked first in the UK for research excellence (REF 2021) and third among UK Classics Departments in the QS World Rankings 2022.
  • 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.

Course essentials

Our MA course focuses on the way the classical world has influenced the culture of later periods, and how it continues to do so. With a strong focus on research, the course is taught in the Department of Classics by experts in the field of classical reception. Our Department’s research and teaching strengths stretch from the Aegean Bronze Age and the ancient Near East, through Greece and Rome to Byzantine and Modern Greek literature and culture. This means we can offer you a breadth of expertise that is unmatched anywhere in the world. Through this advanced course of study, we will develop your literary, historical, and archaeological analysis skills, and provide you with the opportunity to learn ancient and modern languages to extend these skills.

Duration: One year full-time, two years part-time, September to September



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