Ssuuna Golooba-Mutebi

A levels: French, History, Philosophy Religion & Ethics, Classical Civilisation (AS Economics)

I wanted to study classics at Oxford mainly because of the influence of my classics teachers at school, several of whom had studied at Oxford and encouraged my application, and because of the unparalleled teaching and resources available for classical studies. Oxford can initially seem a bit overwhelming but, as long as you have a good sense of time management, Oxford is wonderful place where anyone who loves the study of their subject to truly thrive. The choice of modules for the first two years is mostly compulsory but there is such a vast range of topics to choose for finals (with very limited restrictions) that everyone can find a combination that works for them – it’s rare to find two finalists doing more than half the same papers! In a way, you can make the degree whatever you want it to be, whether you’re more of a philosopher, an historian, or an archaeologist.

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