It is one of the most interdisciplinary of all degrees, and offers the opportunity to study these two foundational ancient civilisations and their reception in modern times. The Classics degree offered at the University of Oxford also permits students to take extensive options in modern philosophy, a flexibility which makes Oxford’s Literae Humaniores different from most other Classics courses.
Oxford has the largest Classics Faculty and programme of courses in the world, with outstanding teaching, library and museum resources, including the Sackler and Bodleian Libraries, the Ashmolean Museum and a designated Classics Centre. The course involves extensive study of ancient languages, with a view to studying texts in the original.
The breadth of subjects studied and variety of skills learned to a high level leave Classics graduates in high demand among employers. Careers for recent Classics graduates include teaching, the Civil Service, the media, film production, the law, publishing, and further classical study.
James works for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He says: ‘Following four years of excellent teaching in an astoundingly varied field, the intellectual rigour developed at Oxford has taken me from negotiating for the UK at the United Nations to learning Mandarin and representing the UK in China. Classics provided me with the perfect platform, and more importantly gave me four wonderful years steeped in the fascinating classical world.’
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- Homer’s Iliad
- Virgil’s Aeneid
- Texts and contexts: integrating literary/ archaeological material
- A special subject in Philosophy (ancient or modern)
- A classical special subject: historical, archaeological or philological
- Greek and Latin language work
- Virgil’s Aeneid
- Special subjects and Texts and contexts
- Latin language work
- 48 months
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DisciplinesGeneral Studies & Classics View 138 other Masters in General Studies & Classics in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A-levels: AAA (with As in Latin and Greek, if taken)
- Advanced Highers: AA/AAB (with A in Latin, if taken)
- IB: 39 (including core points) with 666 at HL (and an aggregate of 12 in Latin and Greek, if taken)
- Candidates should normally have Latin and/or Greek to A-level, Advanced Higher, Higher Level in the IB or equivalent.
International27285 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 27285 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
EU/EEA9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
Islands (Channel Islands & Isle of Man) £9,250
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