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.


Further information about the course can be found on the Faculty and University websites.

Course Requirements

  • No subject-specific entrance requirements for the four-year course.  Applicants for the three-year course must have a good A-level in Latin (or equivalent).

  • A range of British and international qualifications may be acceptable.

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Admissions Assessment

  • Most applicants are required to take a subject-specific written admission assessment, either pre-interview or at interview. These assessments are designed to supplement the information in your application and provide a gauge of your abilities - to assess skills, such as comprehension and thinking skills, and levels of knowledge and understanding, relevant to your course. Read more on the University's website here.