Classics and Modern Languages

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Studying Classics and Modern Languages at Oxford gives you a chance to examine how classical literature and culture have shaped their modern counterparts.

Course Resources

Here are some general resources related to Classics and Modern Languages.

Overview

Overview πŸ”— 🌟 A comprehensive overview of the course with an outline of its structure, entry requirements, and more.

Course video πŸ”— 🌟 Listen to the perspectives of tutors and students on Classics and Modern Languages.

Alternative Prospectus πŸ”— An overview written by students on the Classics and Modern Languages course.

More things to explore

From the Oxford course page: β€œCandidates are not required to have studied Greek or Latin at the point of application. Course I is designed for candidates with Greek and/or Latin to A-level, Advanced Higher, Higher Level in the IB or equivalent. Course II is tailored for candidates without an A-level or other qualifications in either Greek or Latin. Classics II candidates would usually be expected to have studied the modern language before, or to speak it at home or school.”

Further course information πŸ”— The Faculty of Classics gives an explanation of the differences between the 4 and the 5 year courses.

Handbook πŸ”— 🌟 This handbook was produced for students starting the BA in Classics and Modern Languages in Michaelmas Term 2019, but can give you an idea of the course structure and content.

Subject notes for Classics and Modern Languages from Jesus College πŸ”— This contains information about the admissions process and the course itself.

Joint Schools degrees with Modern Languages video πŸ”— This video discusses all of the joint honours Modern Languages degrees.

Classics and French student video πŸ”— 🌟 This 20 minute video gives a student perspective on lots of different aspects of the course.

Application Resources

Suggested reading and resources πŸ”— 🌟 This page has suggestions of what to read for every undergraduate subject, as well as information about Classics and Modern Languages related research at Oxford.

All candidates must take both the Classics Admissions Test (CAT) πŸ”— and the Modern Languages Admissions Test (MLAT) πŸ”— as part of their application. Find out more information about these here.

CAT advice video πŸ”— A video on how to prepare for the Classics Admissions Test by the Faculty of Classics.

Admissions test advice video πŸ”— 🌟 This video by Viola Helen, a recent Oxford Classics graduate, with timestamps in the description for each specific exam, including the CAT and MLAT.

Molly at Oxford: Admissions Test Advice video πŸ”— A video by Molly at Oxford about the CAT - ignore the section on the ELAT; this isn't relevant for Classics and Modern Languages applicants!

InsideUni Classics and Modern Languages 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!