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Classics University of Oxford Degree level: Undergraduate

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Oxford has the largest Classics department and programme of courses in the world, with outstanding teaching, library and museum resources, including the Sackler and Bodleian Libraries, the Ashmolean Museum and a designated Classics Centre. The degree involves extensive study of ancient languages, with a view to studying texts in the original. Applications are welcomed from candidates with and without prior knowledge of Greek and/or Latin. The breadth of options available means you can study papers ranging from Homeric Archaeology to Byzantine Literature, and the four-year course allows all students to explore the various disciplines within this vast subject and to engage with their particular interests within the classical world in real depth.

The Philosophy Faculty is the largest in the UK and one of the largest in the world, with more than 70 full-time members and admitting around 450 undergraduates annually to read the various degrees involving Philosophy. Many faculty members have a worldwide reputation. The large number of undergraduates and graduates reading Philosophy with a variety of other disciplines affords the opportunity to participate in a diverse and lively philosophical community. For more information on this course please visit ox.ac.uk/ugclassics.

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Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 October

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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

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAA With As in Latin and Greek.
Excluding General Studies (if taken).
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D*D* - DDD Conditional offers would usually be:
Extended Diploma with D*D*D to DDD, depending on the course.
Diploma with DD plus an A grade at A-level, possibly with one or two * grades, depending on the course.
Subsidiary Diploma with D plus two A grades at A-level, possibly with one or two * grades, depending on the course.
Access to HE Diploma D: 45 credits Some Access courses allow students to take one or two A-levels as part of the course. This option is strongly recommended for students who wish to apply to Oxford, especially for those courses which have specific subject requirements. If you would like to discuss the suitability of your Access course for entry to Oxford University, please contact the subject department that you’d like to apply to for further information. (Contact details are at ox.ac.uk/courses)
Scottish Higher AAAAB - AAAAA Supplemented by two or more Advanced Highers.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, D3 Pre-U subject requirements are the same as those for A-levels.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 39 points with 6 6 6 at HL and an aggregate of 12 in Latin and Greek.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H2, H2, H2, H2
Scottish Advanced Higher AA - AAB With A in Latin.

Conditional offers will usually be for AAB if a student is able to take three Advanced Highers; where this is not possible then a student would be expected to achieve AA in two Advanced Highers, as well as an A grade in an additional Higher course taken in Year 6.

For Course I, candidates should normally have Latin and/or Greek to A-level, Advanced Higher, Higher Level in the IB or 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

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 Wednesday 30 October 2019. All applicants must register in plenty of time and before the registration deadline, 18.00 BST on Tuesday 15 October 2019. See ox.ac.uk/cat for further information.

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English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
Cambridge English Advanced Overall score of 191 or above, with at least 185 in each component
Cambridge English Proficiency Overall score of 191 or above, with at least 185 in each component
IELTS (Academic) 7.5 Minimum 7.0 per component
TOEFL (iBT) 110.0 Minimum component scores: Listening: 22 Reading: 24 Speaking: 25 Writing: 24

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

https://ox.ac.uk/englang


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