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Classics

University of Oxford

B.A. On Campus
48 months
Duration
27285 GBP/year
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About

Classics (Literae Humaniores) is a wide-ranging degree offered at the University of Oxford, devoted to the study of the literature, history, philosophy, languages and archaeology of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds.

Overview

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. 

Careers

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.’

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • 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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
110
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7.5
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Credits

480 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
110
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7.5
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27285 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27285 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.

Islands (Channel Islands & Isle of Man) £9,250

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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