A-levels in Classics
University of Cambridge Jesus College
Cambridge, United Kingdom
3 - 4 years
Earliest start date
Classics is the degree that allows you to study the languages and cultures of the Ancient Greeks and Romans. It brings together the study of language, linguistics, literature, history, philosophy, art, and archaeology. The faculty has some of the most committed Classics teachers in the world, who all strongly believe that the study of the ancient world is both fascinating in itself and provides knowledge and skills of life-long relevance.
The Faculty of Classics at Cambridge seeks to admit 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, reflecting the wide-ranging nature of the subject. The study of Latin and Greek language and literature is central to each. Still, 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 also several opportunities to travel for study trips or archaeological digs.