By Andy Gardner (Careers Adviser)|18 March 2013|1 min read
Are you thinking of studying classics or classical studies at university? Here's how to make sure your A-level line-up ticks admissions tutors' boxes…
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If you want to study a classics degree, most universities expect you to have an A-level in Latin or ancient Greek, although there are some courses which allow you to start Latin and / or classical Greek from scratch. For classical studies or classical civilisations, however, most courses will be open to you with any A-level subjects.
Whether you plan to study classics or classical studies, a language would be a useful addition to your A-level line up.
Essential A-levels (or equivalent)
Latin or ancient Greek for a classics degree.
None for a classical studies/ civilisation degree.
Useful A-levels (or equivalent)
A modern foreign language.
Take a look at individual classics courses on Which? University to find out the most popular subjects students studied before attending.
Similar subjects may have different A-level requirements to classics, so if you want to keep your degree options open, be sure to check the entry requirements of specific courses before you finalise your choices.