Classics

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Classics is the study of the languages, linguistics, literature, philosophy, history, art and archaeology of Ancient Greece and Rome. It also allows for the examination of many fundamental contemporary ideas such as current conceptions of law, beauty and justice which stem from the classical world.

Although in your first few years there is an emphasis on language and literature, Classics is a course with huge breadth. This makes it challenging but fun to study here in Cambridge.

There are two versions of the undergraduate Classics course, one for students who have studied Greek and/or Latin at A-level and one for students who haven’t had that opportunity. This means that Classics really is open to any student who has a passionate interest in the ancient world and is looking for a broad and varied degree that will never be boring!