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    I'm currently studying Law in Uni, I'm interested in changing to a Classics degree.

    But what's classics? And if I have to write another PS, how can I use my 1 year of Law studies to my advantage to switching to classics?
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    Classics encompasses a large area. Put simply it is the ancient world, in particular the ancient Greek and Roman world. Some classicists, such as myself, as interested in the language and so study Greek and Latin, whereas others might be thoroughly interested by the social history and study classical civilisation. With regards to writing a personal statement for classics you could use your year of law to show your ability to think clearly and logically.

    My two concerns though are: a) is this just another fad? You don't seem to know what classics is and that is concerning and it is like you have picked it randomly. b) Will you drop this course if you find it boring?

    That said good luck in whatever you decide to do.
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    (Original post by toronto353)
    Classics encompasses a large area. Put simply it is the ancient world, in particular the ancient Greek and Roman world. Some classicists, such as myself, as interested in the language and so study Greek and Latin, whereas others might be thoroughly interested by the social history and study classical civilisation. With regards to writing a personal statement for classics you could use your year of law to show your ability to think clearly and logically.

    My two concerns though are: a) is this just another fad? You don't seem to know what classics is and that is concerning and it is like you have picked it randomly. b) Will you drop this course if you find it boring?

    That said good luck in whatever you decide to do.
    I really don't know what classics is, but it seems to have the highest rate of acceptance for Oxford! And I think its English related, and that is similiar to my current Law studies...

    is it really that bad not to know anything about classics yet ?
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    I really don't know what classics is, but it seems to have the highest rate of acceptance for Oxford! And I think its English related, and that is similiar to my current Law studies...

    is it really that bad not to know anything about classics yet ?

    It's not really English related. You do analyse texts, but there's a lot more to it than that. I think it is quite bad not to know if you intend to apply for the course. It would be like me trying to apply for a law course and having no idea what it entailed. It wouldn't be an advantage that's for sure.
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    Ok thanks for your reply Just a quick question: Does Oxford really look down on re-takes and students who differed from the normal academic path ? (such as going back and re-doing IB or Alevels and reapplying)
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    (Original post by Danomind)
    Ok thanks for your reply Just a quick question: Does Oxford really look down on re-takes and students who differed from the normal academic path ? (such as going back and re-doing IB or Alevels and reapplying)
    I don't know off hand. You could either post in the Oxbridge forum or email someone in the Oxford department to find out.
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    (Original post by Danomind)
    I really don't know what classics is, but it seems to have the highest rate of acceptance for Oxford! And I think its English related, and that is similiar to my current Law studies...

    is it really that bad not to know anything about classics yet?
    This is not going to end well.
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    You want to switch to it, yet you don't know what it is.
 
 
 
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