St John's College Oxford
A wide-ranging degree devoted to the study of the literature, history, philosophy, languages and archaeology of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds.

Average intake: 5

  • Oxford remains the best place in the world to be studying Classics. This is no exaggeration but the simple, objective truth, resting upon its huge resources in the form of libraries, museums, and teachers.
  • St John's is physically closest (literally just over the road) to the three most important buildings in the University for Classics: the Sackler Library (the world's best classics library, also housing important papyri), the Ashmolean Museum (the UK's oldest, with important ancient sculpture and Greek vases), and the Classics Centre.
  • Our classics graduates have gone on to many diverse fields, including banking, computing, the civil service, law, and academia.

Read profiles from two St John's students studying Classics and Oriental Studies here and here.
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Classics and Joint Schools tutors