More about the course
Oxford has the largest Classics department in the world, with unparalleled teaching, library and museum resources and a range of extra-curricular activities, including performances of Greek plays and various societies. The Modern Languages Faculty is one of the largest in the country, with a major research library (the Taylorian) and a well-equipped Language Centre. Undergraduates also develop oral proficiency in the modern language by regular contact with native speakers. There are also international opportunities with students spending a year abroad in a foreign country before their final year. Please see the Modern Languages course page for more information. College support may also be available to help undergraduates with academically-related travel to Italy or Greece.
Your time is typically divided between lectures, language classes, tutorials and private study. Most of your work will be in preparation of essays for your tutorials, although the systematic reading of literary texts, not necessarily aimed at any particular tutorial, also requires a considerable input of time and effort.
Students interested in this course might also like to consider other Classics or language courses.
Other related courses
You may be interested in other courses within Classics or Modern Languages
The Oxford course lasts four years and spans authors and periods from the Greek ‘dark ages’ to the period when the Roman empire dominated the Mediterranean – almost a millennium.
Studying Modern Languages at Oxford offers you a chance to learn in depth about the literature, culture and language of your chosen area.