Undergraduate courses

Information for prospective students

Are you fascinated by ancient civilisations, their cultures and their literature, ancient myths, art and architecture, and perhaps even their languages? Would you like to pursue your interests at a place where like-minded experts share your curiosity with a passion and support your personal discovery of the ancient world and its legacy? If so, then the University of Reading's Classics Department is the perfect place for you. With our enthusiastic and award-winning teachers, as well as our state-of-the-art study facilities, we offer the ideal learning environment for you to develop key, transferable skills and expand your knowledge of the ancient world.

A degree in Classics at Reading: a unique opportunity for you

Roman ColesseumA degree in Classics at Reading, whether as single honours subject or in combination with another subject, offers a unique opportunity. You get to discover the wealth and the excitement of a challenging, ever-evolving subject. At the same time - supported by Reading's dedicated Study Advisors, our Careers Management Skills provision, and our Careers, Placement and Experience Centre - you will acquire a wide range of discipline-specific and transferable skills, which will allow you to move on to virtually any profession or career you would like to pursue after you graduate. Our Personal Tutor system, excellent networking opportunities, and diverse provision for placement learning and entrepreneurship will help you to make the most of your Classics degree for the 21st century.

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Highly attractive degree programmes

The Department of Classics prides itself of its flexible, modern, and highly competitive degree programmes (both full-time and part-time). We offer three single honours degree courses:

Classical themes can also be studied as part of a wide range of highly attractive and successful joint honours degree courses in combination with many other subjects, including (among others) Archaeology, History, English, and Italian:

Find out more about the modules we offer by downloading our modules brochure:

If you are interested in pursuing your undergraduate study with us, please do get in touch and discuss your interests with us - contact details are to be found in the contact box at the right-hand panel.

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Further information about us and your Classics degree courses at Reading can be found on these pages:

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Contact us:

UG & PGT Programme enquiries:


+44 (0) 118 378 8420


Post Graduate Research enquiries:

Catherine O'Hare

+44 (0) 118 378 5799


Student Support:

Patrick Holmes

+44 (0) 118 378 5443


Karon Curran

+44 (0) 118 378 4243

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