University of Oxford

Degree level: Undergraduate

Classics and English

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Course summary

The Classics and English degree at Oxford gives students the opportunity to study the literature and culture of the ancient and modern world, both separately and in comparison; to trace ideas, forms, and genres across cultures and time; and to think about continuities and change in how people think, write, and imagine their world. All students study either Latin or Greek or both, so that they can encounter ancient literature in the original language(s). Course I is a three-year course for candidates with an A-level or equivalent in either Latin or Greek; Course II is for those who have not had the opportunity to study either language at school or college and includes a preliminary year, in which students learn Latin or Greek alongside some study of classical literature, making it a four-year course. For more information on this course please visit ox.ac.uk/ugce.

Course details


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Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

International applicants

Oxford is one of the most international universities in the world. Today, one third of its students, including 17% of undergraduates, are international citizens, and come from over 140 countries. For more information visit ox.ac.uk/int.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Candidates are expected to have English Literature, or English Language and Literature, to A-level, Advanced Higher, Higher Level in the IB or any other equivalent. Applicants for Course I would be expected to have Latin and/or Greek to A-level, Advanced Higher, Higher Level in the IB or any other equivalent. We expect you to have taken and passed any practical component in your chosen science subjects. A range of other international qualifications is also acceptable for entry. Please see ox.ac.uk/intquals for further information.

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Interview

English Literature Admissions Test (ELAT)

ELAT is a paper-based test lasting 90 minutes. Candidates write one essay comparing two passages, focusing on elements such as language, imagery, syntax, and form and structure. The ELAT must be taken on a set date which can be found at ox.ac.uk/elat. All applicants must register in plenty of time and before the registration deadline, 18.00 BST on 15 October. See ox.ac.uk/elat for further information.

Classics Admissions Test (CAT)

The CAT is a paper-based test. The test is divided into three papers: the Latin Translation Test, the Greek Translation Test and the Classics Language Aptitude Test (CLAT). Each paper is 1 hour. Candidates take paper(s) for the language(s) they are studying as a school-leaving qualification, or the CLAT if they are not studying Latin or Greek. The CAT must be taken on a set date which can be found at ox.ac.uk/cat. All applicants must register in plenty of time and before the registration deadline, 18.00 BST on 15 October. See ox.ac.uk/cat for further information.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7.5Minimum 7.0 per component
TOEFL (iBT)110Minimum component scores: Listening: 22 Reading: 24 Speaking: 25 Writing: 24
Cambridge English AdvancedOverall score of 191 or above, with at least 185 in each component
Cambridge English ProficiencyOverall score of 191 or above, with at least 185 in each component

For details on English Language Requirements, please visit the website url

https://ox.ac.uk/englang


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Classics and English at University of Oxford - UCAS