Classics and Modern Languages

Latin inscriptions and Roman letters. (Image credit: Shutterstock).

Latin inscriptions and Roman letters. (Image credit: Shutterstock).

Classics and Modern Languages

Classics and Modern Languages enables you to combine study of either one or both of Latin and Ancient Greek with a modern language. The course involves extensive study of major literary texts alongside training in linguistic skills. The Greeks and Romans were active in all the countries covered by the available languages. Studying this course helps to give you greater access to the ancient cultures, as well as a chance to examine how it has been received into the modern one. The option of a year abroad helps bring the course to life even more.

Students choose between a 4 or 5 year course.

Year

Option A - Four Year Course 

Option B - Five Year Course

1

Same syllabus as Modern Language course and condensed Classics course. Prelims in Trinity (Summer) Term.

Same syllabus as Classicists

2

Teaching is split 50/50 between Classics options and Modern Languages options.

Same syllabus as Classicists for first two terms. Classics exams in Hilary (Spring) Term. For Trinity (Summer), teaching is split 50/50 between Classics options and Modern Languages options.

3

Year Abroad

Teaching is split 50/50 between Classics options and Modern Languages options.

4

Teaching is split 50/50 between Classics options and Modern Languages options. Final Exams in Trinity (Summer) Term.

Year Abroad

5 ---

Teaching is split 50/50 between Classics options and Modern Languages options. Final Exams in Trinity (Summer) Term.

 

Please see Honour Moderations in Classics for more details of Classics papers.

UCAS Course codes: various see http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate/courses-listing/classics-and-modern-languages

Course length: 4 or 5 years
Course requirements: Latin and / or Greek to A-Level (or equivalent) for Course I, no ancient language requirements for Classics II.
Modern language: for Celtic, Czech or Modern Greek no previous experience is required. For French, German, Russian or Spanish students would usually be expected to have the language to A-level, Advanced higher, Higher level in IB or another academic equivalent. For Italian, students may come with no experience but would be expected to work on their Italian before coming up to Oxford. For Portuguese, most candidates apply as complete beginners but would be expected to work on their Portuguese before coming up to Oxford.
University Prospectushttp://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate/courses-listing/classics-and-modern-languages

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