Paper Descriptions

These are the individual papers (or modules) that you take as part of your course. There are two types of main examinations, preliminary examinations (prelims or mods) taken after completing the first part of your course which is normally 12-14 months after you start and then the actual final examinations (finals) taken at the end of your course.

Classics (Literae Humaniores):

First Public Examination: Honour Moderations in Classics ("Mods")

Final Public Examination: Honour School of Literae Humaniores ("Greats")

Classical Archaeology and Ancient History:

Preliminary Examination: Classical Archaeology and Ancient History

Final Public Examination: Honour School of Classical Archaeology and Ancient History

Ancient and Modern History:

Preliminary Examination: Ancient and Modern History

Final Public Examination: Honour School of Ancient and Modern History

Classics and English:

Preliminary Examination: Classics and English

Final Public Examination: Honour School of Classics and English

Classics and Modern Languages:

There are two versions of this course, one in which the first exam is the Modern Languages Preliminary (taken after three terms), the other in which it is Classics Mods (taken after five terms); there are then either six or seven further terms of study at Oxford before Finals (plus a year abroad).

Preliminary Examination in Modern Languages or First Public Examination: Honour Moderations in Classics ("Mods")

Final Public Examination: Honour School of Classics and Modern Languages

Classics and Oriental Studies:

There are two options: Classics with Oriental Studies (Q8T9) and Oriental Studies with Classics (T9Q8). In each case the subject mentioned first is the main subject (about two-thirds of the degree) and the second subject is an additional subject (about one-third of the degree). For Classics with Oriental Studies you follow Classics Mods first then take up the Oriental language. For Oriental Studies with Classics you follow Oriental Studies prelims first then take up Classics.

For Oriental Studies with Classics see the Oriental Studies Faculty’s website

First Public Examination: Honour Moderations in Classics ("Mods")

Final Public Examination: Honour School of Classics and Oriental Studies

 

 

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