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 classics or modern languages courses
Classics and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Combine the study of an Asian or Middle Eastern language and culture with Latin and/or Greek and the study of the ancient world.
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.
Modern Languages and Linguistics
In this course, students study one modern language together with linguistics, the study of language itself. One half of your course will be half of the Modern Languages course as described on the Modern Languages course page, giving you practical linguistic training and an extensive introduction to the literature and thought of the European language you have chosen. The other half of the course will introduce you to the analysis of the nature and structure of human language.