The New MA in Classics at King’s College London: Open to All!

News of the new MA in Classics at KCL from the Department itself…

Would you like to study for an MA in Classics but don’t have any prior knowledge of the ancient languages? The MA in Classics at King’s College London is for you! 

The Department of Classics at King’s is making it possible for people with a good 2:1 BA degree with honours in any BA degree programme in a classical or related humanities subject to apply for the MA in Classics programme in King’s Classics next academic year. 

Currently, to be eligible to do this MA degree, you need advanced knowledge of either Greek or Latin and need to do language work on the programme. I am delighted to announce that the Department has changed these requirements so that no prior knowledge of Greek and Latin is necessary and language work on the degree programme is now optional and not compulsory. So whether you have a BA degree in Classics, Classical Studies, Classical Civilisation, History, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Art History, Archaeology, Education – the MA in Classics is an opportunity now open to you. 

The application process is very simple. The MA in Classics page leads you to the application portal:

Please note that the change regarding language learning is yet to be updated on this webpage but will be shortly. 

The entry requirement is a 2:1 with a final mark of at least 60%.

The MA in Classics is generally regarded as the best taught MA in Classics in the world. As a student on this programme, you would have access to a large list of modules taught at King’s, UCL, Royal Holloway and the Institute of Classical Studies – all taught by world-leading experts in their respective fields. The London Classics community is the largest in the world. Oxford, Cambridge and the top North American universities cannot compete with us. The MA provides a superb platform for further study and employment opportunities in a wide range of professions and sectors. 

On the MA, you will take a core module introducing you to ancient literature and its reception. The assessment for this module is a dissertation on a subject of your choice which takes up 60 credits. You then choose 120 credits from an extensive range of modules taught at King’s, UCL, Royal Holloway and the Institute for Classical Studies. One-semester modules are worth 20 credits. Whole-year (i.e., two semester modules) are worth 40 credits. 

For the full list of modules on offer next year, please follow this link:

(Please note that as usual this list is potentially subject to change due to staff availability but represents a very good idea of the range of modules to be on offer.)

If you have any questions about the new MA in Classics, please email me or Dr Ioannis Papadogiannakis (, the Department’s MA Admissions Tutor. 

We are looking forward to hearing from those of you who are interested in this new exciting opportunity.