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Undergraduate study in the School of Classics

The School of Classics offers undergraduate degrees in six different subject areas. The programmes are structured flexibly, allowing students to shape their degree to their own interests. 

Most of the School's undergraduate students will graduate with an MA (Hons) which is completed in four years. The School also offers a Classical Studies BA (International Honours) degree with the College of William and Mary (USA). 

Joint degrees

Subjects taught in the School Classics may be taken with another subject as part of a joint degree. Please consult individual subject pages to view possible combinations. 

Study abroad

Students studying for any of the School's degrees have the option of spending one or two semesters of their third year studying abroad.

The School has several partners in Europe, the US, Canada and Australia. It has partnerships with, among other universities, Heidelberg, Sapienza in Rome, Leiden, Tubingen, Auckland, Melbourne and Toronto.

Travel opportunities

The School of Classics has an agreement to support internships at the British School at Athens during the summer. These internships may include work in the Fitch laboratory or in the archives. 

The School also has a large programme of travel scholarships for trips and internships to archaeological sites, summer schools, museums and other institutions like the British School at Athens and Rome. 

Skills training

Undergraduate students are offered skills training in areas such as essay writing, referencing, revision and good academic conduct.