Classics (3 year)

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A multidisciplinary course which encompasses elements of history, philosophy, archaeology, art and linguistics in order to investigate how classical civilisations have affected the way we live today.

Course Resources

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The three-year course is usually for students with A Level/Higher Level IB equivalent in Latin - an intensive ancient Greek course is provided for those with little or no knowledge of Classical Greek.
If you have not studied Latin to A Level (or equivalent), check out the four-year Classics course πŸ”— 🌟.

Overview πŸ”— This is the Classics section of the University undergraduate prospectus. The most important information about the course is here, including entry requirements, course structure, and prerequisites.

Faculty website πŸ”— This is the official Faculty webpage for prospective undergraduates, which links to various resources. The most important of them is the Faculty of Classics undergrad prospectus πŸ”— 🌟 which gives a general overview of what studying Classics at Cambridge is like.

Unofficial Prospectus πŸ”— This is an unofficial prospectus put together by the Cambridge University Student Union; it’s written based on students’ perspectives and gives a better sense of what the day-to-day experience as a Classics student is like, compared to official materials.

More things to explore

Summer schools πŸ”— Students who are offered a place on the three-year Classics course will also be invited to attend the Bryanston Greek Summer School. The summer school runs a bursary scheme for Cambridge offer-holders to help with costs and some colleges may also offer financial support. This intensive language course is ideal for both improving your language skills and also meeting other students who will be on your course!

Application Resources

Reading Lists πŸ”— These are the reading lists for the papers that first-years take. Don’t be intimidated by how long they are; they’re intended to be worked through over the course of a full academic year, and honestly no one reads everything anyway.

FAQ πŸ”— 🌟 Some useful answers to common questions about the application process.

Admissions test specification πŸ”—

Admissions test specimen paper πŸ”—

InsideUni Classics interview experiences πŸ”— 🌟 Current students talk about their interview experience, as well as sharing some tips. We’re biased, but we think they’re useful!