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Classical Studies (Hons)

University of St Andrews

48 months
25100 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MA in Classical Studies (Hons) at the University of St Andrews includes the study of Greek and Roman literature alongside social and cultural history, philosophy, religion and art. The course encourages new ways of seeing the classical and modern worlds. All Classical Studies modules use English texts.


The MA in Classical Studies (Hons) at the University of St Andrews allows you to discover and debate the nature of Athenian democracy, the power of Greek tragedy, the purpose of ancient erotic fiction, the imposing beauty of Roman sculpture or the twists and turns of Platonic dialogue.

At all stages during your time studying Classical Studies at St Andrews there is the opportunity to study complementary subjects such as ancient history and ancient philosophy. 


Classical Studies students at St Andrews have traditionally moved into a very wide range of careers upon graduating. Some continue their academic careers via a postgraduate training degree or doctoral study either in St Andrews or at another university. Other students have often progressed to postgraduate qualifications in teaching, law or finance.

Recent Classical Studies graduates have moved into careers in:

  • law
  • marketing
  • museums work
  • journalism
  • the theatre
  • civil service
  • teaching
  • finance
  • applied computing.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Greek Theatre
  • Art of the Roman Empire
  • Religions of the Greeks
  • Pleasure, Goodness and Happiness: Hellenistic Ethics
  • Roman Praise
  • Herodotus
  • Greek Painted Pottery
  • Magic in Greco-Roman Literature and Life
  • Animals in Greco-Roman Antiquity

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application deadline - 29 January for UK students


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • AABB

GCE A-Levels

  • AAA

IB points

  • 36, including three subjects at HL6

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25100 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for St Andrews

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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