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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
- 3 years

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How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
September

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About Classical Studies at University of Kent

Classical Studies focuses primarily on the literature and art of the ancient world to provide you with a cultural understanding of the ancient civilisations of Greece, Rome and Egypt, and to comprehend how these civilisations have continued to shape the world in later times  - even into our own present.

The focus of this degree is on the literature and culture of the ancient civilisations of Greece and Rome. It draws on the strengths at Kent in the study of drama, mythology, literature and ancient philosophy, while providing the opportunity to study the ancient languages Latin and Greek. It also allows you to connect Greece and Rome with the wider world, whether Egypt or Britain.

The civilisations of Europe and the Middle East grew out of the classical world so it is not surprising that it is still relevant today, and enriching to explore and study. Canterbury was a Roman city and a centre of early Christianity, which is reflected in its museums, including the Canterbury Roman Museum, and its three UNESCO World Heritage Sites.  It is also well-placed to allow you to make visits to other sites and museums locally, as well as those located in London and Paris.

The programme is offered by the Department of Classical & Archaeological Studies, and benefits from a diverse range of staff expertise. You build a perspective of classical cultures as living traditions, with the option of learning ancient languages.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a 2.1 at undergraduate level and a Merit at Master's level in a relevant discipline, from a UK or other approved university and/or equivalent. You must submit a research proposal of approximately 1,500 words on your intended topic.

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.

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The University requires all non-native speakers of English to reach a minimum standard of proficiency in written and spoken English before beginning a postgraduate degree. Certain subjects require a higher level.

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