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Murray Edwards College
University of Cambridge

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Studying the ancient world opens our eyes to how society may work completely differently from the way it works today.  Covering the languages, literature, history, philosophy, art, archaeology and linguistics of ancient Greece and Rome, Classics can be studied across three or four years and each version of the course is applied for separately.  More details about the courses can be found on the University website.

Classics at Murray Edwards College

At Murray Edwards, we welcome around three undergraduate students in Classics each year.  Within the College as a whole we have around ten undergraduate students and three postgraduate students.  The Classics community in Murray Edwards meets at least once or twice a term for informal get-togethers and to learn about each other’s work.  This might involve a graduate student presenting their thesis or a Part II student discussing their dissertation research. 

Typical offer for three year course
A Level: A*AA with A* in Latin, or Classical Greek as a substitute 
IB: 42, 776 with 7 in IB Higher Level Latin, or IB Higher Level Classical Greek as a substitute 

Typical offer for four year course
A Level: A*AA with A* in an essay subject
IB: 42, 776 with 7 in IB Higher Level essay subject

Required subjects for three year course
A Level: A Level Latin (A Level Classical Greek is accepted as a substitute).
IB: IB Higher Level Latin (IB Higher Level Classical Greek is accepted as a substitute).

Required subjects for four year course
No specific subjects are required.

Admissions Assessment
All applicants for Classics are required to take an assessment at interview, if interviewed.

Written work
Murray Edwards Classics applicants are asked to submit written work to the College.