We offer a full range of degree programmes, in four main areas of classical study: Greek Language and Literature; Latin Language and Literature; Ancient History; and Classical Art and Archaeology.
Students can combine these areas of study in many different ways, so that they can, if they wish, concentrate on one of them as the focus of their degree, or include elements of two or more as part of a joint programme or of a more general Classical degree curriculum. Our most popular programmes are the MA in Classics, the MA in Classical Studies, and the MA in Ancient History.
Whatever your chosen programme, the first two years of your degree provides you with flexibility to study subjects outside of Classics, should you wish. Greek and Latin language and texts are taught at all levels, and are available both for those who have studied the languages to Higher or A-Level or equivalent and for those who have no previous experience of them.
Alternatively it is possible to study Classical Literature, Ancient History, and/or Classical Art and Archaeology without taking a language at all.
See our Undergraduate Programmes section for more details of our degree offerings.
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