Taught course


University of St Andrews · School of Classics

Entry requirements

A good first degree in a relevant subject at UK 2.1 level (upper second degree) or equivalent (USA GPA of 3.6 or above, for example).

Months of entry


Course content

This programme embraces the study of all aspects of the ancient Greek and Roman world: Greek and Latin literary culture, ancient history, archaeology, classical philosophy, and the reception of antiquity in later periods. It includes a unique and intensive core course, covering: sources for the study of Classics; theoretical approaches to antiquity; resources; training in practical skills (e.g. careers, digital humanities, outreach and public engagement).

The programme can be taken as preparation for further study and academic careers in different areas of specialism or for other employment. It allows students to develop their skills in Greek or Latin (or relevant modern languages) or to begin ancient languages from scratch. Students are given the flexibility to specialise in the areas of their individual interests, with individual supervision from leading researchers.

The programme includes the option of taking courses at the British School at Athens or the British School at Rome.

Information for international students

International students whose first language is not English are normally required to achieve IELTS 7.0 (including 7.0 in writing component) or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
9 months


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Secretary
+44 (0)1334 462608 (am) / 462600 (pm)