Not only does studying this Classics and Modern Languages course from The University of Oxford help to give students greater access to the ancient cultures, it is also a chance to examine how classical literature and culture have shaped their modern counterparts. Some options provide an opportunity to directly compare texts from both sides of the course, focusing on classical influence on modern European literature.
Classics and Modern Languages students spend a compulsory year abroad. They may work as paid language assistants in a foreign school or do internships abroad, both of which provide valuable opportunities to develop career experience while improving language competence. The year may also be spent studying at a foreign university. Students are encouraged to spend as much as possible of their vacations in the countries whose languages they are studying. In addition to the possibility of Erasmus funding, extra financial support, including travel scholarships, may be available from your college and/or the faculty.
Careers for CML graduates include the media, teaching, acting, management, the law, publishing, advertising and librarianship, as well as working with international companies or organisations. Liliana says: ‘I chose to do a Joint Schools degree in Classics and French as I was interested in Europe, its languages, and its classical heritage. Moreover, the breadth of the degree was very attractive, especially for interdisciplinary research ... I often found myself drawing on my previous knowledge and skills, especially with regard to untranslated texts and reworkings of classical material. Plus, the range of subjects I’d studied earlier meant I was ever ready to explore new fields and languages.
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- Translation from the ancient language(s) into English (one paper)
- Literature in the ancient language or languages (two papers)
- Practical language work for the modern language (two papers)
- Literature in your modern language (two papers)
- Classics (three/four papers): a core paper in Latin or in Greek literature, two or three Classics options
- Modern Language (four/five papers)
- Possibility of a paper or a long essay exploring the links between ancient and modern literatures
- 48 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
- Candidates would usually be expected to have the language to A-level, Advanced Higher, Higher Level in the IB or another academic 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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