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A Classics degree opens up a very wide range of good careers, and we are committed to removing barriers and bringing the study of Classics to a wider and more diverse range of students. We are currently seeking support in the following areas: 

Support for our four-year undergraduate course

For 20 years we have offered a four-year Classics course for those who have not learned Latin or Greek at school. It started small, but now almost 30% of our intake comes through this route, and it is central to our project of widening access to the Classics course, for students of all backgrounds. We anticipate that in the future this will be the standard route into Classics at Cambridge. We need support for this: to help students who pay for an extra year to take this course (there is an irony that those lucky enough to have Latin already pay less for our degree!), and to support the small group teaching that will enable them to thrive. We are committed to ensuring that talented, committed and enthusiastic students, of whatever background can benefit from Cambridge Classics, and you can help us.

Make a gift to support our four-year Classics course

Support for our one year Masters course (MPhil)

One of the most dramatic developments in the last 30 years has been our one-year postgraduate Master’s programme, the MPhil, which has attracted students from all over the world, from the UK to China and the USA. This is new and increasingly diverse route into Cambridge Classics, with currently 70 students per year, and it produces the next generation of professional classicists, as well as students who go on to politics, teaching, medicine and a wide variety of careers. We have limited funds to support these excellent students and we would like to do more. We miss out by not being able to provide scholarships for the best who want to come to us for graduate study from other institutions, and who find generous funding packages elsewhere.

Make a gift to support MPhil studentships

Support for our Unrestricted Fund

An unrestricted donation provides the Faculty of Classics with the resources to respond flexibly to changing needs and emerging priorities – whether that’s supporting our access and outreach programmes, providing emergency support to students, or investing in our long term relationships with you, our alumni, through our events and communications programme. We want to build on our successes but many of our programmes are not on a secure financial footing and we need to do more to ensure that we can continue to invest in these areas.

Make a gift to support our Classics Unrestricted Fund

We have been heartened by the recent response of our alumni, and we hope that you will consider supporting our initiatives.  If you have any questions please do contact us.

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Martin Millett, Laurence Professor of Classical Archaeology, University of Cambridge, and Dr John Creighton, Department of Archaeology, University of Reading, have been awarded a grant of £718,598 from the AHRC for a new project on Roman York (which will run from November 2022 to April 2024). The nature and topography of...