Classics is a wide-ranging and dynamic field with something for everyone interested in the study of the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome: languages, literature, history, art, archaeology, philosophy (including modern), philology and linguistics.

Classics at LMH

Classics has traditionally had a strong base in LMH, as it is one of the few colleges in Oxford with permanent Tutorial Fellows in all three principal branches of the subject (Classical Languages & Literature, Ancient History, Ancient Philosophy), all of whom are active scholars in their fields. A number of highly qualified lecturers provide further teaching support in areas such as languages and archaeology. The College library maintains an exceptionally well-stocked collection of books on classical literature, ancient history and philosophy. Subject-based social events like Classics quiz-nights are organized on a regular basis and bring together the large and lively community of undergraduates and graduates studying the ancient world.

Admissions requirements and course information

AAA (with As in Latin and Greek, if taken). More information on other requirements and how to apply can be found here and here. Visit the website of the Department of Classics.

Careers prospects

It is well recognised that employers think highly of Classics degrees and value the discipline, capacity for critical thinking, and cultural breadth the subject instils in students. Classics graduates of LMH have gone on to a wide range of the professions: business, law, civil service, media, education, etc. Some careers have been less expected: actor, playwright, poet, novelist, Royal Air Force officer, priest. A notable number of former LMH students have pursued postgraduate studies in Classics and are today distinguished scholars in the field. 

Classics Faculty podcasts

The Classics Faculty is really pleased to share with you their Regional Classics podcast series. This features discussions with current students, staff and alumni from regions of the UK that have traditionally been underrepresented within the Faculty, about their relationship with the Ancient World. We hope the podcast, as well as being a great listen, will encourage prospective students and show that Oxford Classicists can and do come from a wide cross-section of society from across the UK (and beyond).