Classics and Modern Languages

The Pantheon, Rome, Italy

Classics and Modern Languages enables you to combine study of either one or both of Latin and Ancient Greek with a modern language.

The course involves extensive study of major literary texts, alongside training in linguistic skills.

Oxford has the largest Classics department in the world, with unparalleled teaching, library and museum resources and a range of extracurricular activities, including performances of Greek plays and various societies.

The Modern Languages Faculty is one of the largest in the country, with a major research library (the Taylorian) and a modern, well-equipped Language Centre fitted with satellite and computer-assisted language learning facilities. Undergraduates also develop oral proficiency in the modern language by regular contact with native speakers.

Graduates in Classics and Modern Languages go on to careers including the media, teaching, acting, management, advertising and librarianship. Knowledge of a modern language opens up opportunities for internationally-focused careers or careers with international companies or organisations. The Languages Work website has further information about careers using languages website.

Recent Classics and Modern Languages graduates include an investment manager, a trainee solicitor, and a linguist.

Admissions criteria

Admissions criteria can be found on the Classics (Literae Humaniores) page.

For more information contact the admissions office:

Telephone: +44 (0)1865 276522