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Undergraduate study

The Faculty of Classics at Cambridge is seeking the most intelligent and motivated applicants for its courses, whatever their background.

We offer two undergraduate courses — a three-year one for those with an A-level or equivalent in Latin, and a four-year one for those without. The two courses are equally rich and stimulating, and both reflect the wide-ranging nature of the subject. Study of Latin and Greek language and literature is central to each, and on top of that you can choose from a range of aspects including ancient history, art and archaeology, linguistics, ancient philosophy, and modern responses to classical antiquity, to tailor your own curriculum. There are many opportunities to travel for study trips or archaeological digs.

Please see the University prospectus online for general information about the Classics courses, or continue to our pages dedicated to the four-year and three-year degrees. In this section of the website you can also find answers to Frequently Asked Questions, a description of the types of tuition you would receive, and information about open days, essay competitions run for high-school students by Cambridge colleges, and other relevant events.

You may also be interested in a degree which combines either Greek or Latin with a modern language. This is possible through Cambridge’s Modern and Medieval Languages course.

Applications are also welcomed from mature candidates (i.e. anyone who would be aged 21 or older on entry): further information can be found here.

The University website offers further information on colleges, life at Cambridge, the application process, fees and funding, and university-wide open days and events.

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Sep 20, 2016

Professor Jack Davis and Dr Sharon Stocker (Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati), ‘Sometimes All That Glitters Is Gold: The Tomb of the Griffin Warrior at Pylos’, 5 pm on Monday 10 October. To reserve your place please reply to pylos.lecture@classics.cam.ac.uk by Monday 3 October.

Temporary University Lectureships in Classics (Ancient History)

Aug 31, 2016

Applications are welcome for two temporary lectureships in Classics (Ancient History) from 01 January 2017. Please see the Jobs & Vacancies page for further information.

Vacancy - Research Associate (Archaeology)

Aug 30, 2016

Applications are sought for a Research Associate (Archaeology) from 01 November 2016. For more information and details on how to apply, please see the Jobs & Vacancies page.

Celebrating Cambridge Classics

Aug 19, 2016

Tim Whitmarsh, A. G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture, will deliver his Inaugural Lecture, “Oedipus the Atheist”, on Friday 14 October at 5pm in the Little Hall, Sidgwick Site. This begins a weekend of Classics celebrations including the Greek Play and a Symposium on Greek Drama at Newnham College.

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