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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.

Latest news

‘Digital Thessaly' project

24 May 2022

The British School at Athens and the Archives of the Faculty of Classics and Pembroke College are pleased to announce that the first phase of the project ‘Digital Thessaly’ has been completed. Funded by the Cambridge Digital Humanities, this project reunites on BSA Digital Collections Alan Wace’s research notebooks that...

Teaching Associate in Ancient History

24 May 2022

Details of how to apply for this full time, fixed term post are now available online:

Museum Education and Outreach Coordinator

17 May 2022

Details of how to apply of this part time, fixed term post are now available online. Closing date: 20 June 2022.

New Assistant Professors of Classics

8 April 2022

The Faculty is delighted to announce the appointment of four new Assistant Professors of Classics who will join the Faculty in Michaelmas 2022. This is the largest number of simultaneous new appointments for some time: Dr Laura Castelli Dr Lea Niccolai Dr Shushma Malik Dr Henry Spelman We look forward to welcoming them to...