Undergraduate BA (Hons)

Classical Studies

Explore classical narratives, myths and memories while gaining the broad skill set, knowledge and expertise that employers are looking for.

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Course overview

Delve into the classical world and uncover the cultures, myths, histories and legacies of the civilisations that shaped it. At Kent you will develop new skills, and gain valuable experience ready for a wide range of careers, from archaeology to the heritage industry – or further afield - a degree in classical studies from Kent is the first step to wherever you want to go.

Join world-leading experts, including practising archaeologists and historians. You’ll study from the Minoan and Mycenean period, up to classical Greece, Republican Rome and early Christianity.

From day one you will be exploring new perspectives on topics such as migration, gender, identity, and religion in the ancient world. You will delve into classical cultures and build an understanding of them as living traditions to discover how they continue to shape our world. You also have the option to study an ancient language, or take an internship in the heritage or museum sector. Our broad remit at Kent means you are free to turn your passions into expertise and make your degree your own.

Why study Classical Studies at Kent?

Uncover History

At Kent you’ll have the opportunity to get hands on – getting involved in fieldwork is a great chance to be a part of a project that uncovers hidden histories.

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Classics at Kent

Classics at Kent was 3rd for student satisfaction in Complete University Guide 2024.    

Get career-ready.

You’ll have the chance to work with local heritage organisations or prepare for teacher training. Discover where your Classical Studies degree could take you   

Your degree, your way.

A wide range of modules, very few of which are compulsory, means you can tailor your degree to your own interests.

Our classics community

You'll join our dynamic and welcoming classics community. Find out more about what we do, and how we help you achieve your ambition.  

Everything you need to know about our Classical Studies course

Entry requirements

During Clearing our entry requirements change in real time to reflect the supply and demand of remaining course vacancies. If you think you've found the course for you, apply now to start your Kent journey this September.

Course structure

You begin with introductory modules on the civilisations of Greece and Rome as well as an introduction to archaeology. Build your course by choosing from modules on topics such as empires and classical mythology, and have the opportunity to study ancient Greek and Latin; the languages of the ancient texts you will encounter during your course.

How you'll study

All modules have a weekly seminar, and most also have weekly lectures. Assessment at all stages varies from 100% coursework to a combination of examination and coursework.

Your future

As a Kent graduate, you will be ready to construct and lead engaging arguments, be quick to recognise context and skilled to propose alternative solutions. And your wide-ranging work with historical sources will improve your ability to think critically, take part in debate and make informed decisions, allowing you to effect change in the places you want to see it.

Career prospects for classics graduates are wide ranging, with our students launching careers in everything from teaching to business, research to politics. For classical studies, your specialisation, and modules help boost your prospects, with natural routes into the heritage, archives and museum sectors.

The creative problem solving, critical thinking and communication skills you develop at Kent can prepare you for a career in any field. The study of classical studies at Kent equips you with the adaptability to thrive in an exciting career in whatever area you are passionate about. This means Kent’s classical studies graduates are ready to step into a career of limitless opportunities, from education to business, charity to government; you’ll have the talent and insight to build the career you want.

Preparing you for success.
Our Careers and Employability team offer a comprehensive programme of workshops, CV clinics, mock assessment centres, alumni talks and careers events to help you succeed when you graduate.

Fantastic facilities

Our Archaeology Lab is home to state-of-the-art equipment for geophysics, laser scanning and dating. You'll analyse ancient materials and develop technical expertise, so you can explore history while boosting your prospects for the future.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2024 entry

The 2024/25 annual tuition fees for this course are:

  • UK
    £9,250
  • EU
    £18,600
  • International
    £18,600
  • UK
    £4,625
  • EU
    £9,300
  • International
    £9,300

For details of when and how to pay fees and charges, please see our Student Finance Guide.

For students continuing on this programme, fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.* 

Your fee status

The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.

Fees for year in industry

Fees for undergraduate students are £1,850.

Fees for year abroad

Fees for undergraduate students are £1,385.

Students studying abroad for less than one academic year will pay full fees according to their fee status.

Find out more about accommodation and living costs, plus general additional costs that you may pay when studying at Kent.

Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. See our funding page for more details. 

Scholarships

We have a range of subject-specific awards and scholarships for academic, sporting and musical achievement.

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