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Classics and English

University of Oxford

B.A. On Campus
36 months
Duration
27285 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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About

The Classics and English degree from The University of Oxford gives students the opportunity to study the literature and culture of the ancient and modern world, both separately and in comparison; to trace ideas, forms, and genres across cultures and time; and to think about continuities and change in how people think, write, and imagine their world. 

Overview

All students study either Latin or Greek or both, so that they can encounter ancient literature in the original language(s). Course I is a three-year course for candidates with an A-level or equivalent in either Latin or Greek; Course II is for those who have not had the opportunity to study either language at school or college and includes a preliminary year, in which students learn Latin or Greek alongside some study of classical literature, making it a four-year Classics and English course from The University of Oxford.

You can choose to specialise in what you find most interesting from each side of the course, taking a range of options in English literature, and in ancient literature, history, philosophy, and linguistics. But the degree also integrates the two sides of its course, offering several papers designed specifically for the kind of comparative work that the course encourages. 

Careers                   

Many graduates in Classics and English have entered fields such as teaching, the media, management consultancy, the law, finance, advertising, journalism, writing, librarianship, or have continued to further study in one or both subjects.

Philip, now a writer, says: ‘Since graduating I have embarked on a career in writing and journalism. I have published two novels, write for a wide range of magazines and papers, and am a Contributing Editor to Literary Review, the Periscope Post and Port. My degree helped me develop the analytical, presentational and linguistic skills that are paramount in the media world.’

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to English language and literature
  • Literature in English 1550–1660
  • Unseen translation for Classics
  • Greek and/or Latin literature (two papers)
  • Two link papers, one compulsory (Epic), and a choice from Comedy, Tragedy, Reception
  • Two papers from the English single honours course, including one period paper not taken in the first year
  • One core paper in Latin or in Greek literature
  • One Classics option

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 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

360 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 are expected to have English Literature, or English Language and Literature, to A-level, Advanced Higher, Higher Level in the IB or any other equivalent. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27285 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27285 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.

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

Funding

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