Entry Details

  • Typical intake per year:  3

  • Typical offer:  A*AA for A Level or 40-42 points with 776 at Higher Level for IB

  • Required subjects: 
    • For three-year course: A Level/IB Higher Level Latin
    • For four-year course: none
  • Useful preparation: 
    • For three-year course: none
    • For four-year course: Classical Civilisation, History, English, Languages
  • Admissions assessment:  Yes, required at Queens' - a Cambridge College Registered Assessment

  • 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.

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.

Academic and Teaching Staff

  Dr David Butterfield, see also Dr David Butterfield | Faculty of Classics

Find out more

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.

Open Days at Queens'

Faculty of Classics