Classics (Literae Humaniores) is a wide-ranging degree devoted to the study of the literature, history, philosophy, languages and archaeology of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. It is one of the most interdisciplinary of all degrees, and offers the opportunity to study these two foundational ancient civilisations and their reception in modern times.

Studying Classics | Applying for Classics | Taster lectures Classical Reception | Livestreams

Studying Classics

Oxford is home to the largest Classics Faculty in the world. If you study here, you can pick from a huge range of courses and benefit from the best teachers, libraries and resources. Watch our videos from current undergraduates and Professor Llewelyn Morgan and be inspired by the breadth, diversity and possibilities within our subject.

Welcome to Classics

Meet the Students

A Day in the Life

Studying Classics

Studying CAAH

Studying Ancient and Modern History

Studying English and Classics

Studying Classics and Oriental Studies

Studying Classics and Modern Languages

Applying for Classics

First you will need to choose your Classics degree! There are six undergraduate courses at Oxford [] and they all have options for both those with Latin and/or Greek at A-level (or equivalent) and those who are learning ancient languages from scratch.

Once you have chosen your course, watch our videos on personal statements, interviews and the Classics Admissions Tests to help you make your application.

Suggestions for personal statements

What are Classics tutors looking for at interview?

Classics Admissions Test Workshop

Classics Languages Aptitude Test Workshop

Taster lectures

Watch our taster lecture videos below.

Amateurism in Greek warfare

Adonis and masculinity in Greek literature

When did Greek statues become white?

Don't miss the following podcasts with our tutors:

To Boldly Go: Greek exploration from wife-eaters to counting cows, Dr Katherine Clarke (audio only)
Adventures with Hercules, Dr Llewelyn Morgan (audio only)

Classical Reception: Events and Resources

Learn about some of the resources, events and publications that our students use at the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama (APGRD)

Previous Livestreams

Missed our livestreams from the Virtual Open Day? Watch them below.

Livestream on Joint Schools (Classics & English, Classics and Modern Languages, Classics and Oriental Studies)

Friday 17th September 2021

Livestream on Classics (Lit Hum)

Friday 17th September 2021

Livestream on Classical Archaeology and Ancient History

Friday 17th September 2021

Livestream on Ancient and Modern History

Friday 17th September 2021