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.
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.’
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- 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
- 36 months
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DisciplinesLanguages General Studies & Classics View 1537 other Masters in Languages 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 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.
International27285 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 27285 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
EU/EEA9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
Islands (Channel Islands & Isle of Man) £9,250
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