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BA Classical and Modern Greek Studies

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Full Time

3 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

17050 GBP
9250 GBP
9250 GBP

Application fee

International 12 GBP
National 12 GBP
Department of Classics
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)5.5

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About this course

The continuity of Greek culture from ancient times to the present day offers a unique opportunity to explore aspects of the ancient, medieval and modern worlds (literature, history, archaeology, art) in a single degree programme. The range of module options allows you either to concentrate or to broaden your focus as you choose.
Greek Play
Every year (since 1953), students in the Department of Classics have produced and performed a Greek play - the only production in the UK to be performed annually in the original Greek.

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Eligibility Criteria

 5.5  overall with a minimum of
  •  5.5 in reading and writing 
  •  5.0 in listening and speaking.

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Course Modules

First year students choose two from a range of optional modules, which may include options such as:
  • Art & Archaeology of Greece & Rome
  • Introduction to Ancient History (c. 1200 BC-AD 600)
  • Art & Empire: The Legacy of Byzantium
  • Reading Modern Poetry Comparatively
Second year students choose one or two from a range of optional modules, which may include options such as:
  • Modern Greek language
  • Greek History down to 322BC
  • Greek Drama
  • Hellenistic Art
  • The Byzantine Empire, 600-1453
  • Constantinople: Imperial Capital - Medieval Metropolis
  • Myth and Literature: ancient stories, modern meanings
  • Modernity & the Nation in Greek Fiction since 1922.
All final year students may choose to research and write a dissertation on a Greek subject and take three or four optional modules, which would include options such as:
  • Greek Sculpture 750-300 BC
  • The Hellenistic Near East
  • Greek Religion
  • Greek Texts
  • Modern Greek dissertation
  • Long essay in Linguistics
  • Language polotics and ideologies: Greek, European global contexts
  • War in Greek Poetry 1897-1981
  • Romanticism and Revolution: Byron, the Shelleys and Greece
  • Origins of nations and nationalism: Identity in the Hellenic world
  • Descent to the Underworld: transformation of a myth

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How to Apply

  • If you are interested in coming to King's, you should apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) and apply online via the UCAS website (click on 'apply'). If you are applying through a school or college, you will need to obtain a 'buzzword' from the centre you are applying through. Alternatively, you can apply as an individual, independent of a school or college. Please see the UCAS website for instructions. The UCAS institution code name for King's is KCL, and the institution code is K60.
  • If you have already applied to King’s, in addition to using UCAS Track to keep up-to-date with your progress and reply to any offers (if your application is through UCAS), you can use King’s myApplication portal to check for messages regarding your application. You can use myApplication to find out if you’ve been invited for interview, view details of your offer and contact the King’s admissions team, as well as to find information about applying for accommodation and the points-based visa system. 

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