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Welcome to the School of Classics! We're looking forward to seeing you in September during orientation week. 

Centre for Late Antique Studies

Explore research into late antiquity by staff and students from the Schools of Classics, Divinity, History, and Modern Languages. 

Centre for Landscape Studies

Investigating the importance of the past in understanding landscape

Centre for the Literatures of the Roman Empire

Exploring new methodologies and approaches to the study of texts, authors, literary communities and literary culture.


The Centre for the Public Understanding of Greek and Roman Drama promotes the beauty and relevance of ancient drama.


The School of Classics offers five primary undergraduate programmes: Ancient History, Classical Studies, Classics, Greek and Latin.
>> Prospective Undergraduates

The School offers taught postgraduate degrees in Ancient History, Classical Studies, Greek, Latin, and Greek & Latin.
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All prospective students are welcome to arrange to visit the School on undergraduate or postgraduate visiting days .

Research & Postgraduate Study

We have one of the largest communities of researchers and postgraduate students in the UK, working across the full range of Greek and Latin literature, Ancient History, Art & Archaeology and Ancient Philosophy. In the REF 2014 research assessment exercise we were ranked 2nd equal overall among UK Classics departments. Our seminar and conference programmes contribute to a stimulating intellectual environment, that promotes successful postgraduate study and research. The School has a strong social identity and offers excellent working conditions. All postgraduates receive some financial support. A limited number of full and part scholarships are also available.

St Andrews ranked 2nd equal for research excellence among UK Classics departments in REF 2014.

St Andrews Classics rated 1st in UK by the Guardian University Guide 2020,  4th in UK to study Classics by the Complete University Guide 2020 , and 3rd in UK by the  Times Good University Guide 2018 .

People and their research interests