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Faculty of Classics

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR UNDERGRADUATES AND POSTGRADUATES

 

UNDERGRADUATES: 

Due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and government guidance,  we have had to make some changes to the programme in order to mitigate against risks to health and to give you the best possible academic experience in the circumstances. We will continue to monitor and respond to the changing public health situation. The changes are:

·        All lectures and classes are held online for Lent 2021. We are currently monitoring the situation to see what will be possible in Easter 2021.

·         Examination updates for Prelim to Part IA, Part IA, Part IB and Part II are now available. Further guidelines have also been published.

 

POSTGRADUATES:

The Covid-19 pandemic and government guidance have necessitated some changes to the programme in order to mitigate risks to health while continuing to deliver an outstanding academic experience. Although we are conscious that we may have to make further changes in response to the changing public health situation, our current expectations are that:

  • the majority of lectures will be delivered online but some seminars and classes will be delivered in person, depending on the social-distancing guidelines in operation at the time;
  • language classes will be delivered in person where this is possible in accordance with social-distancing guidelines;
  • students will be able to see their supervisors in person, depending on the social-distancing guidelines, as frequently as normal, with feedback on written work provided as in any other year
  • students will be able to access the Faculty Library either freely or by pre-booking particular working slots;
  • examination of language papers or other skills options in lieu of essays may either proceed in person or be conducted online; a decision on this will be taken early in the academic year.

We will confirm all details for the Michaelmas (autumn) term in mid-September.

 


 

Current and incoming Classics students will find information about their degree programmes on this page.

 

Handbooks

The Handbooks provide general information about the working of the Faculty, the structure of the courses and the exam marking criteria:

 

Lecture Timetable

lectureLecture timetables can be downloaded here as .pdf files.

The timetable will also be displayed on the noticeboard in the main foyer of the Faculty building. Any last-minute changes will be shown on the noticeboard and will also be updated on the website, so please check here regularly. Late changes will be marked in red on the timetable.

If you are interested in attending lectures in other Faculties and Departments then https://www.timetable.cam.ac.uk/ will give you information on all lectures that are held at the University, including the venue and time of each lecture. As a matriculated student, you are entitled to attend any lectures (but not classes or practicals) of any degree course.

Students wishing to attend lectures for a subject for which they are not registered will be permitted to do so only if there is room for them in the lecture theatre. Please check the details published by the Faculty or Department concerned before attending such lectures as you may be required to sign up in advance.

 

Courses

Prelim to Part IA

Part IA

Part IB

Part II

Graduate Courses

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