• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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Classics is the study of ancient Greek and Roman culture – a history intertwined with the history of the world.

Classics is the study of the Ancient Greek and Roman worlds from the perspectives of literature, history, archaeology, and art history. 

The Classical world and Classical languages have had an enormous influence on critical contemporary concepts as, for example, democracy, athletics, medicine, politics, and philosophy. 

The literature and art of ancient Greece and Rome continue to be a source of creative inspiration for writers, artists, and filmmakers across the globe. If you have a desire to understand our modern world, studying Classical civilization is an ideal way to begin; ancient Greek and Latin form the basis of over 60% of English words, so if you want to improve your ability to communicate precisely and gain access to thousands of years of literature, Classical Languages is a perfect way to start.

Sample Careers 

Graduates of  the Classics (Greek and Roman Studies) program at University of Winnipeg find rewarding careers in museums, tourism, publishing, government, or business. Others are employed in the civil service or teaching at the high school level. 

Many courses in Classics provide excellent background for professions such as advertising, marketing, medicine, law, project management, theology, and in various levels and areas of education, ranging from ancient history, philosophy, through to social history. 

Classics majors have even gone on to be physicists and intelligence officers, or have founded technology companies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      • 3 year - BA
      • 4 year - BA 
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits
    • 4 years: 120 credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The History of Classical Greece
  • The History of the Roman Empire
  • Magic and Divination in the Greek and Roman World 
  • Religion in Greece and Rome
  • Education in the Ancient World
  • Food, Diet, and Dining in Antiquity 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • American High School Curriculum -  Complete grade 12 with a minimum high school average of C+ or better on a minimum of 5 academic subjects.
  • British Patterned Education - General Certificate of Education, with two subjects at Advanced Level and three at Ordinary Level, or three subjects at Advanced Level and one at the Ordinary Level. Secondary School Grade: C (with no mark below a D)
  • International Baccalaureate – An IB diploma with 3 HL courses and 3 SL courses.  For transfer credit or advanced standing, no grade below 4 accepted.Minimum points required: 24Minimum total score of 24 points 
  • Students will still need to meet the English Language Requirements of the university. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14700 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14700 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    3942 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3942 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Winnipeg

  • 1056 - 1650 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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