Classics and Oriental Studies

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Studying Classics and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Oxford gives you the opportunity to study an Asian or Middle Eastern language and culture alongside Latin and/or Greek and the study of the ancient world.

Course Resources

Here are some general resources related to Classics and Oriental Studies.

Overview

Note - the Faculty of Oriental Studies has recently been renamed as the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, and the course formerly known as "Classics and Oriental Studies" course has also been renamed "Classics and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies".

Overview πŸ”— 🌟 A comprehensive overview of the course with an outline of its structure (including the differences between the two options: Q8T9 (Classics with Asian and Middle Eastern Studies) and T9Q8 (Asian and Middle Eastern Studies with Classics), entry requirements, and more.

Course overview from the Classics Faculty πŸ”— 🌟 Explains the course, and the Classics with Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Q8T9) option in more detail.

Course Video πŸ”— 🌟 Listen to the perspectives of tutors and students on Classics and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

Alternative Prospectus πŸ”— An overview written by students on the Classics and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies course.

More things to explore

From the Oxford course page: β€œThis course allows you to combine the study of an Asian and Middle Eastern language and culture with Latin and/or Greek and the study of the ancient world. There are two options: Classics with Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Q8T9) and Asian and Middle Eastern 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).”

Handbook πŸ”— 🌟 This webpage hosts all the Undergraduate Course Handbooks from the Faculty of Classics, including for Classics and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

Application Resources

Entry Requirements πŸ”— Information about the admission requirements.

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

Classics Admissions Test (CAT) information πŸ”— here. If you're applying to Classics and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, you will have to take the CAT, information about which is provided here.

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

InsideUni Classics and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies 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!