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Welcome to the School of Classics! Whether you’re coming to St Andrews for the first time or coming back after the summer, and whether you’re taking your whole degree in the School or just joining us for a module or two, we’re looking forward to seeing you in September.

This page will give you some useful information to get you started in the School.

Orientation Week
(Saturday 7th- Sunday 15th September 2019)

  • Come and find us at the Academic Fayre to meet some of the staff and find out more about our first- and second-year undergraduate modules (Monday 9th September, 12.30-2pm, Upper and Lower College Hall in St Salvator’s Quad).
  • Take a tour of the School and meet current undergraduates at the School President’s Open House welcome event (Tuesday 10th September, drop into Swallowgate between 2pm and 4pm).
  • If you are starting the postgraduate taught Master’s degree (MLitt), come to the postgraduate induction and stay on for lunch to meet your new classmates and some of the staff who will be teaching you (Wednesday 11th September, 12 noon, S11 Swallowgate). 

Full details of these and many other Orientation events are available via the University’s Orientation website and App.

If you’re having trouble finding us,  we’re at number 40 (square J2) on this map (pdf).


  • If you are an undergraduate in sub-Honours, Advising is organised centrally and you will be sent information about what to do.
  • If you are taking any Honours modules (3000- or 4000-level) in the School this year, you will need to make an appointment to see the Honours Adviser. Bookings will open shortly.
  • If you are a postgraduate student taking the MLitt, Advising will take place on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in Orientation Week. Sign up for an Advising appointment at the induction on Wednesday 11th September.


  • The School’s Undergraduate Handbook 2019-20 will be posted here when it is ready.
  • The School’s Taught Postgraduate Handbook 2019-20 will be posted here when it is ready.

Reading lists

If you wish to do some reading over the summer in preparation for the new academic year please refer to the reading lists:



Compulsory purchases for all Classics modules will be available from Blackwell’s Bookshop in the Students’ Association building when you arrive.

We look forward to welcoming you (back) to the School!