The BA in Classics can be studied as either a three-year or a four-year course. The latter provides an introductory year focussing on the Latin language, Latin literature, and Roman history and culture; students then join the three-year group for the remainder of the degree, starting work on Greek in the third term of their first year in Cambridge. Some graduates go into research and teaching in schools and universities, or work in libraries and museums. But most go into other careers – in law, the media, accountancy, the Civil Service, industry and business.
Typical offers require
- A Level: A*AA
- IB: 40-42 points, with 776 at Higher Level
For other qualifications, see the main entrance requirements pages on the University website.
Classics three-year course
- A Level/IB Higher Level (or equivalent) in Latin
- A Level/IB Higher Level (or equivalent) in Greek may be considered as a substitute
Classics four-year course
No subject-specific entrance requirements
Mature students and those taking other qualifications are encouraged to contact our Admissions Office, to discuss the entry requirements for their qualifications.
Number of students
We aim to admit around two students per year.
All applicants for Classics are required to take an assessment at interview, if interviewed.
- Further details about the written assessment can be found on the University website here.
Applicants are required to submit one or two school/college essays as examples of written work prior to interview.