Classical studies courses explore all aspects of the Greek and Roman world, including not just literature but also art, architecture, philosophy, religion and responses to the Greeks and Romans from the Renaissance to the modern world.
Because texts are studied in translation for Classical Studies, a greater amount of material can be covered, so that the degree is one of remarkable range and depth. Specialists in Greek, Latin and Ancient History work closely together to provide a course which combines the study of history and literature, Greece and Rome, art and thought. There is no compulsory linguistic element to the course although you do have the option to try some ancient Greek or Latin at beginners level, and pursue the language if you wish.
The University of St Andrews has been a centre for classical studies since its foundation in 1413, and the School of Classics continues to build on its reputation for both teaching and research.
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