Classics & Asian and Middle Eastern Studies BA (Hons)

Directorium humanae vitae: Johannes of Capua's Latin translation from the Hebrew version of Kalila wa-Dimna (Strasbourg, c.1489).

This course allows you to combine the study of an Asian and Middle Eastern language and culture with Latin and/or Greek and the study of the ancient world. There are two options: Classics with Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Q8T9) and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies with Classics (T9Q8). In each case the subject mentioned first is the main subject (about two-thirds of the degree) and the second subject is an additional subject (about one-third of the degree).

Oxford is ideally placed for the combined study of Classics and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, not least in the numerous and varied teaching staff in each faculty, and the resources of the Ashmolean Museum and the Bodleian Art, Archaeology and Ancient World Library.

Students develop good linguistic and analytical abilities and will be very attractive to employers from a wide variety of sectors. Knowledge of a modern language opens up opportunities for careers with international companies and organisations.

For further information please download copies of the Undergraduate 2023-24 Handbook and the Classics and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies 2023 Handbook.