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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

Classical studies undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in classical studies

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    Arts: Classics - BA University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    16,023 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 28,000 NZD

    Start date
    January, February
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    Classical Languages - BA University of Massachusetts, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    34,648 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 34,649 USD

    Start date
    January, May, September
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    Classical Languages and Linguistics - Dual BA (Hons) Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,272 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,609 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Classical Languages - BA University of Kansas, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    26,959 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 26,960 USD

    Start date
    January, June, August
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    Classical Studies - BA Hanover College, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    40 months
    Annual tuition fee
    39,400 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 39,400 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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Diploma in classical studies

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    Advancing University Studies: Classics - DipAdvUniStud University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    16,029 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 28,010 NZD

    Start date
    January, February
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    Classical Studies - Dip (Arts) Massey University, New Zealand

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    15,640 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 27,330 NZD

    Start date
    November, February, July
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Classical studies graduate programs

Master's in classical studies

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    Arts: Classics - MA University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    18,313 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 32,000 NZD

    Start date
    January, February
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    Classical Studies - MA Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    12,973 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 22,670 NZD

    Start date
    December, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
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Doctorate in classical studies

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    Classics - PhD University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    4,062 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,099 NZD

    Start date
    November, December, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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Diploma in classical studies

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    Arts: Classics - PGDipArts University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,566 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 27,200 NZD

    Start date
    January, February
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    Classical Studies and Ancient History - GradDipArts University of Auckland, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    20,057 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 35,048 NZD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Classics - PGDip Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    15,054 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,304 EUR

    Start date
    September
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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.