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UK Classics Courses

Immerse yourself in the languages, society and culture of ancient Greece and Rome with a Classics degree

A classics degree is for students interested in studying the classical past, focussing on cultural and intellectual history. Classics courses incorporate a wide range of topics and subjects, including history, art, literature and theology, and it can be studied as a joint or single honours programme.

Students will gain a critical appreciation of world views and culture, learning how today was influenced by the past. First year modules will introduce you to aspects of the Roman and Greek world, where you will study key literature and theology, whilst, in later years, you can choose to conduct further study on past historians and advanced research, allowing you to become a better classicist.

Classics Careers and Salary

  • Average starting professional salary: £45,838
  • Average starting graduate salary: £25,654

Source: National Careers Service UK.

Classics Entry Requirements

  • Typical International Baccalaureate requirements: Minimum 32 points.
  • Typical A-level requirements: ABB including Biology and Physics.
  • Typical IELTS requirements: 7.0 overall, with no lower than 6.5 in any one component.

Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.

Where can I study Classics in the UK?

To learn more about the best classics courses in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Classics and Ancient History universities in the Guardian University Guide 2024 below:

  1. University of Oxford
  2. Roehampton University
  3. University of Cambridge
  4. University of St Andrews
  5. Durham University
  6. Royal Holloway University
  7. University College London
  8. University of Leeds
  9. University of Warwick
  10. King's College London

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