Hey there, I was looking for anyone who has, is or will be applying to study classics at university. I am really interested in the four year course offered at Cambridge, and would like to go on to a conversion to law with view to becoming a barrister. I study history, politics, French and Spanish at a level however not Latin or Greek. I know that the four year course is designed for people who haven't studied Latin, but despite the fact that I love languages and they come naturally to me, I worry that if I did study classics that I would feel really disadvantaged in comparison to those who have studied Latin or Greek from a young age.
Does anyone have any experience or advice? Any would be greatly appreciated as it is coming close to having to make choices for my university application.
Thanks in advance!
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is classics right for me? - especially as I have not studied Latin at school. watch
- Thread Starter
- 10-01-2015 22:37
- 11-01-2015 10:06
You would not be at any disadvantage, since the first year of the four year course is spent intensively studying Latin to bring you up to (and beyond) A Level standard, and then the following year you join the three year course with intensive Greek. The four year course is specifically designed for people who have not had the opportunity to do Greek or Latin before, while those who have just do three years (without the initial year of Latin), so you would be on a perfectly level playing field with all other four-year applicants.
- 18-01-2015 13:30
Look at Classical Studies rather than Classics - CS usually doesnt include a language requirement.
Lots of advice here : http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Classics_Degree