Classics

The information below is provisional for entry in 2025.

Entry Details

  • Typical intake per year:  3

  • Minimum offer level
    A Level:  A*AA
    IB:  41-42 points with 776 at Higher Level

  • Subject requirements
    • For three-year course:  A Level or IB Higher Level Latin
    • For four-year course:  None specified
  • Useful preparation: 
    • For three-year course:  None specified
    • For four-year course: Classical Civilisation, History, English, Languages
  • Admissions assessment:  To be confirmed, see University admissions assessment pages

  • Submitted work: Yes, required at Queens'  

Course Outline

The Cambridge Classics course encompasses the history, culture, archaeology, art, philosophy and linguistics of Greek and Roman Antiquity and the study of original texts and artefacts.

There are three-year and four-year course options: the three-year course is usually for students with A Level/IB Higher Level Latin or equivalent (regardless of whether they have Greek). We offer an intensive ancient Greek programme for those with little or no Classical Greek.  The four-year course is for those with little or no Latin, and offers a preliminary year which focuses on Latin language and Roman culture. Years 2, 3 and 4 are identical to the three-year course.

Information about the course structure, departmental teaching arrangements, offered topics and options can be found on the University of Cambridge website: Classics Course Outline

Classics at Queens’

Queens’ is a fantastic place to study Classics! With an incredibly hands-on Director of Studies and plenty of supervisions, you can easily immerse yourself in your interests and tailor your learning to them. We have a relatively large and close-knit Classics community at Queens’ with plenty of interaction between year groups at our termly catch-ups and a pretty big Classics section in the library.
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Classics students at Queens' receive four hours of supervision each week. One hour concerns translation of Greek, one of Latin, one of composition into Greek and Latin; alongside this linguistic work, one weekly supervision will be based on essay work.

Classics at Queens' is supported by the James Diggle Fund. Our subject fund not only helps to finance study materials for students, but it also contributes to group museum trips and individual student travel.

Academic and Teaching Staff

  Dr Michael Loy, see also Dr Michael Loy | Faculty of Classics

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Classics is one of the most challenging and diverse degrees at Cambridge and Queens' in particular fosters this: a sizeable group of Classicists from all backgrounds makes for a far more interesting and dynamic time here, and the quality and quantity of supervisions outstrips those of other subjects.
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