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Classical Studies degrees abroad

Classical studies explores the culture, language, and history of ancient civilizations. You’ll research and critically analyze historic periods to understand how they’ve shaped modern society.

The legacies of ancient classical worlds exist in many countries. By studying classical studies, you’ll learn how the traditions, beliefs, and works of ancient people influence the way we live today.

Studying classical studies abroad is a great opportunity to gain a deep and authentic experience of the subject. You’ll have the chance to immerse yourself in the local culture and you’ll also have access to historic cities, museums, and sites.

Classical Studies program structure

You can study classical studies at undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctorate levels. You can often study classical studies alongside other related subjects like English or philosophy as part of a joint honors program.

A bachelor's degree in classical studies takes three to four years to complete, depending on where you study. Some courses include a placement year which allows you to work or study abroad.

As a postgraduate, there are many programs you can choose from. Most courses are offered as an MA or MSc and usually last one to two years. After your master’s, you can go on to study a PhD in classical studies which usually takes three to five years to complete.

As a classical studies student, you’ll spend most of your time in lectures and seminars. Assessment methods vary between universities but usually involve essays, group projects, presentations, and exams.

The modules and topics you’ll study will depend on the university you choose, but common modules include:

  • Greek and Roman mythology
  • Ancient history
  • Greek language
  • Latin language
  • Ancient Greek philosophy
  • Roman history
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Classical Studies study abroad programs

What are the top classical studies undergraduate programs abroad?

  • Mount Allison UniversityClassical Studies - BA

    • 4 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Sep, Jan
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Classical Studies
    Location
    Sackville, Canada
    Next start date
    September 2024 +2 more
    Annual tuition fee
    20,210CAD
  • California State University, Long BeachClassics: Greek Civilization - BA

    • 4 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, Aug
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Classical Studies
    Location
    Long Beach , USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +2 more
    Annual tuition fee
    17,430USD
  • Nipissing UniversityClassical Studies - BA (Hons)

    • 4 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, Sep
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Classical Studies
    Location
    North Bay, Canada
    Next start date
    January 2025 +1 more
    Annual tuition fee
    27,600CAD
  • University of Connecticut (in partnership with Kaplan International)Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies: Classics - BA

    • 4 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, Aug
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Classical Studies
    Location
    Storrs, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +2 more
    Annual tuition fee
    39,678USD
  • Hope CollegeClassical Studies - BA

    • 4 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, Aug
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Classical Studies
    Location
    Holland, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +1 more
    Annual tuition fee
    41,500USD

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What are the top classical studies postgraduate programs abroad?

  • Maynooth UniversityClassical Studies - MA

    • 1 year
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Sep
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Classical Studies
    Location
    Maynooth, Ireland
    Next start date
    September 2025
    Annual tuition fee
    16,000EUR
  • Maynooth UniversityClassics - PhD (with foundation)

    • 4 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, Feb, Mar
    Program type
    Doctorate
    Subject area
    Classical Studies
    Location
    Maynooth, Ireland
    Next start date
    January 2025 +2 more
    Annual tuition fee
    14,000EUR

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Future classical studies careers

A degree in classical studies will give you lots of transferable skills. Many classical studies graduates have become famous authors, politicians, and journalists.

Here are some jobs where your classical studies degree will be useful:

  • Museum curator
  • Barrister
  • Solicitor
  • Heritage manager
  • Academic researcher
  • Journalist
  • Teacher
  • Banker
  • Accountant

If you’ve decided on a career, it’s a good idea to look for work experience or internships during your studies to boost your skills and experience. Your university’s career service can help you find suitable opportunities.

If you’re undecided, approach a careers advisor at your university, they’ll point you in the right direction.

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