Combined Honours



Classics is an introduction to the literature and civilisation of the ancient world.

UCAS Code: BA Combined Honours (Y001)

If you select classics as one of your subjects in Combined Honours, you'll have an introduction to the literature and civilisation of the ancient world in Stage 1.

In Stages 2 and 3, a wide range of options are available, covering:

  • literature
  • culture
  • philosophy
  • Greek and Roman art and architecture

Ancient History and Classical Culture are studied entirely in translation.

If you want to learn (or improve your understanding of) Latin and Greek, we provide language modules for all levels from beginners onwards.

Classics is offered by the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.


There are no pre-requisites for studying the subject and the options you can choose from, including ancient history, classical world culture or Greek.

Latin or Greek may be studied at beginners’ level, or you may begin studying at a higher level if you already have a qualification in the language like an A-level.

If you do have any qualifications in Latin or Greek, you'll take a diagnostic test in induction week so you select the most suitable modules.


For more information on the modules available visit the Classics Modules List. Modules are subject to change and could differ on an annual basis.

Contact us

If you have any questions about choosing classics as part of your Combined Honours degree, just email us.

You can also contact our subject adviser for classics.