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King's College London, University of London: The Classical World and its Reception MA

Institution King's College London, University of London
Department Classics
Telephone +44 (0) 20 7123 4843
Study type Taught


This 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.

You will be taught in the Department of Classics, by experts in the field of Classical reception. Our 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, giving the course a breadth unmatched anywhere in the UK.

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.

• 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 in the UK. King’s was ranked fourth in the UK for graduate employability (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017).


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