To meet the needs of graduates in unrelated or tangentially related disciplines who wish to pursue graduate level work. Although it can be taken in its own right, most applicants progress to the MA.
people with a minimum 2:1 first degree in a humanities subject. Graduates of universities in Greece or Cyprus should have a GPA in the BA of 7.5.
Grad Dip Late Antique & Byzantine Studies
- International expertise in the fields of women in Byzantium, the language and history of the Late Roman and Byzantine periods, charity and remembrance in the Palaiologan period, material culture of Cyprus in the Byzantine period
- The holdings of King’s Burrows Library of Byzantine Studies (at the Maughan Library) are among the strongest outside Greece
- Top rated research (5* in RAE 2001) and teaching (24/24 in QAA Subject Review 2001)
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 format and assessment
Taught core and optional modules assessed by coursework and/or examination plus a compulsory dissertation which accounts for 25 per cent of the total marks.