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Angus Carey-Douglas talks about his experience of studying at Edinburgh and why he chose to study classics with us.

Angus Carey-Douglas

Angus Carey-Douglas

Angus Carey-Douglas is a 4th year student in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology studying MA Classics.

"I was drawn to Edinburgh because classics has always been my passion, and the language orientated course at Edinburgh very much appealed to me. The opportunity to study for four years and to have a year abroad was one which was too tempting to miss!"

My student experience

"The extra-curricular activities I am involved in at Edinburgh and the new friends I have made from all over the world have greatly contributed to my positive student experience.  Also, the close relationship among students and the interaction with our lecturers makes the learning process much more enjoyable."

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My programme

"The focus on improving our fluency in Latin and Greek for the first two years of study is not only enjoyable but also extremely beneficial, as we have the chance to read a wide variety of interesting texts which provide an excellent foundation on which to build up extensive classical knowledge. 

"Sometimes the differing methods and approaches of each of our lecturers can make it hard to adjust our own work in accordance with their wishes, but it is something which gets easier as the weeks go by.

"It makes me very proud when I reflect on the sheer amount of Latin and Greek I have translated and the knowledge I have accumulated over the last two years.

"I have enjoyed Latin and Greek in equal measure, and there is always interesting information to learn in each lecture. I have also enjoyed taking Arabic as an outside course, making a change from studying dead languages!"

It makes me very proud when I reflect on the sheer amount of Latin and Greek I have translated and the knowledge I have accumulated over the last two years.

Angus Carey-Douglas3rd Year, Classics (MA)

My future

"Classics at Edinburgh teaches you to pay exceptional attention to detail, and there is virtually no job in which this attribute is not important. Furthermore, the translation skills which we practice so often prepare us to learn any other language with relative ease." 

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