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.
⌛️Last updated: April 5, 2020, 5:22 p.m.
Here are some general resources related to Classics.
Two options are available for students applying to study Classics at Cambridge:
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
The four-year course is offered to those with little or no experience of Latin, and incorporates a preliminary years focusing on Latin language and Roman culture, before progressing to the three-year Classics degree
Overview 🔗 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 🔗 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 🔗 🌟 which gives a general overview of what studying Classics at Cambridge is like.
Unofficial Prospectus 🔗 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 Philosophy student is like, compared to official materials.
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Reading Lists 🔗 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 🔗 🌟 Some useful answers to common questions about the application process.
InsideUni Classics interview experiences 🔗 🌟 Current students talk about their interview experience, as well as sharing some tips. We’re biased, but we think they’re useful!
Image credit: Gonville and Caius by Akil Hashmi