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Not sure what to expect from Classic at Cambridge? Our students produced this short video for prospective students explaining what they like about Classics. 


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The Faculty of Classics is open to applications! Find out more about applying to study Classics at Cambridge.

Despite the current changes to the way the university and the country operates, we are still expecting to teach incoming students in the 2020/21 academic year, and are still expecting to run a normal admissions cycle for those applying for 2021. This page will be updated with the latest information about any changes relevant to prospective applicants and students.  

Current and incoming staff and students can find the latest University Coronavirus information here.


All scheduled in-person access events have been postponed until further notice. For access to all our virtual content and information, check out our constantly updated Greeks, Romans, Us page.



At the bottom of this page is a short video from Professor Mary Beard on applying to study Classics at Cambridge.

To find out more about studying Classics at Cambridge and the application process please visit the virtual University Open Days on the 17th and 18th September, more information can be found here. If you have any questions you can contact college Directors of Studies (a full list is here) or email


The Faculty of Classics is committed to finding students with the highest potential, from any educational background from around the globe. Please follow the links for information on the graduate and undergraduate degree courses we offer. (NB You do NOT need to have studied Latin and/or Greek at school to be accepted onto the undergraduate course.)

If you have any questions, please try the following:

  • Check out our FAQ’s here
  • For inquiries about Undergraduate admissions, e-mail

    • For inquiries about Graduate admissions, e-mail

  • If you are from outside the UK, you will find information for international students in Cambridge here.


Classics is the study of the ancient Greek and Roman cultures in their broadest sense: Greek and Latin language, literature, philosophy, ancient history, art and archaeology. It is also about where we come from and who we are today: many fundamental contemporary ideas, such as current conceptions of law, beauty and justice, come from the classical world. This breadth makes Classics at Cambridge vibrant, challenging and fun. It also makes our graduates highly marketable. In the Guardian's last two University Guides to Classics, Cambridge came top in the country overall and for 'Career Prospects'.

Cambridge is a wonderful place to study Classics, with a world-renowned set of specialists, and unique resources such as the Faculty's own Museum of Classical Archaeology and the Fitzwilliam Museum's Department of Antiquities.


Latest news

Language Teaching Assistant

25 July 2021

Details of how to apply for this part time teaching post are now avilable online . Deadline Monday 23rd August 2021.

Open letter on anti-racism: a response from the Faculty Board of Classics

16 July 2021

The response to the Open Letter on anti-racism, together with an action plan outlining the Faculty’s strategy, is now available online. Read here for more details

Martin Millett elected as President of the Society of Antiquaries of London

7 July 2021

Professor Martin Millett FBA, Laurence Professor of Classical Archaeology and Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, has been elected as President of the Society of Antiquaries of London (2021-24). Founded in 1707, the Society of Antiquaries of London is an educational charity that promotes the understanding of the human past and...

Classics student Lylaah Bhalerao receives a Fulbright Award

5 July 2021

Classics MPhil student Lylaah Bhalerao (Murray Edwards 2017), has received an All Disciplines Fulbright Award to enable her to study at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University. Lylaah has been selected from a strong applicant pool to pursue doctoral research into how to decolonise ancient...