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Classics II and English University of Oxford Degree level: Undergraduate

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Oxford has a long and distinguished tradition of research and teaching in both Classics and English, and possesses remarkable library provision in both subjects.

The first year of the course (which follows the preliminary year of language learning for those taking Course II) is divided between the classical and English elements. The highlight of the Classics and English course is the link papers, which are studied over the second and third years. They provide an opportunity to compare texts from both sides of the course and to study classical influence. Further papers are also chosen from each of the ‘parent’ subjects. For more information on this course please visit ox.ac.uk/ugce.

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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 Including English Literature, or English Language and Literature.
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, including English Literature, or English Language and Literature
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H2, H2, H2, H2
Scottish Advanced Higher AA - AAB Including English Literature, or English Language and Literature.

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.

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. Course II is designed for candidates with no experience of studying the classical languages. 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.

English Literature Admissions Test (ELAT)

ELAT is a paper-based test lasting 90 minutes. Candidates write one essay comparing two or three passages, focusing on elements such as language, imagery, allusion, syntax, and form and structure.

The ELAT 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/elat 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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