Studying Classics and Oriental Studies at Oxford gives you the opportunity to study an Oriental language and culture alongside Latin and/or Greek and the study of the ancient world.
Here are some general resources related to Classics and Oriental Studies.
Overview 🔗 🌟 A comprehensive overview of the course with an outline of its structure (including the differences between the two options: Classics with Oriental Studies (Q8T9) and Oriental Studies with Classics (T9Q8)), entry requirements, and more.
Course overview from the Classics Faculty 🔗 🌟 Explains the course, and the Classics with Oriental Studies (Q8T9) option in more detail.
Course Video 🔗 🌟 Listen to the perspectives of tutors and students on Classics and Oriental Studies.
Alternative Prospectus 🔗 An overview written by students on the Classics and Oriental Studies course.
From the Oxford course page: “This course allows you to combine the study of an Oriental language and culture with Latin and/or Greek and the study of the ancient world. There are two options: Classics with Oriental Studies (Q8T9) and Oriental Studies with Classics (T9Q8). In each case, the subject mentioned first is the main subject (about two-thirds of the degree) and the second is an additional subject (about one-third of the degree).”
Course Handbook 🔗 🌟 This contains information about the Faculties and the course for the Classics and Oriental Studies degree, along with the two different versions of this course.
Section 3 explains the structure of both versions of the course, and the requirements in terms of papers.
Entry Requirements 🔗 Information about the admission requirements.
Suggested reading and resources 🔗 🌟 This page has suggestions of what to read for every undergraduate subject, as well as information about Classics and Oriental Studies related research at Oxford.
“All candidates for Classics with Oriental Studies (Q8T9) must take the Classics Admissions Test (CAT) as part of their application. All candidates for Oriental Studies with Classics (T9Q8) intending to study Arabic, Hebrew, Persian or Turkish must take the Oriental Languages Aptitude Test (OLAT) as part of their application.”
CAT advice video 🔗 A video on how to prepare for the Classics Admissions Test by the Faculty of Classics.
Admissions test advice video 🔗 This video by Viola Helen, a recent Oxford Classics graduate, with timestamps in the description for each specific exam, including the CAT.
InsideUni Classics and Oriental Studies interview experiences 🔗 🌟 Current students talk about their interview experience, as well as sharing some tips. We’re biased, but we think they’re useful!