- Extraordinarily wide and flexible range of module choices, drawing on the combined expertise of staff in KCL, UCL and Royal Holloway.
- Unrivalled location for the study of the ancient world, thanks to London's unique range of specialist libraries, museums and galleries.
- Unrivalled specialist seminar provision in both the KCL Department of Classics and the University of London Institute of Classical Studies.
The diploma is a degree of King's College, taught in conjunction with other London Colleges, so that you can take advantage of the full range of resources in Classics in the University of London. It can be taken either as a self-contained programme, or as a bridge to an MA in Classics, Ancient History, Classical Art & Archaeology, or Late Antique & Byzantine Studies.
It is made up of three taught modules from the second and third years of the undergraduate (BA) syllabus, at Levels 5 and 6 and a 10,000-word dissertation. Over 40 modules are available, ranging over Greek and Roman Literature, Greek and Roman History, Classical Art and Archaeology and Late Antique and Byzantine Studies, including Greek and Latin language at Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced level. Students with a particular interest in acquiring or developing knowledge of Greek or Latin may take a further language-based course in place of the dissertation. Teaching is shared with the department's undergraduate students, but (except in language courses) you will be assessed through course-work essays, over which you will receive individual tutorial advice. The dissertation too is individually supervised.
Programme format and assessment
Three taught core and optional courses assessed by coursework and/or examination plus a compulsory dissertation of not more than 10,000 words.