Lucy Cavendish has a small but enthusiastic community of Classicists, comprising around five Bachelors, Masters, and PhD students, and recent undergraduates have achieved high grades.

The BA in Classics can be studied as either a three-year or a four-year course. The latter provides an introductory year focussing on the Latin language, Latin literature, and Roman history and culture; students then join the three-year group for the remainder of the degree, starting work on Greek in the second year of their four in Cambridge.

Further information about the course can be found on the Faculty and University websites.

Course Requirements

  • No subject-specific entrance requirements for the four-year course.  Applicants for the three-year course must have a good A-level in Latin (or equivalent).
  • A range of British and international qualifications may be acceptable.

For more information, see the general Entrance Requirements and FAQs, or contact our Admissions Office (

Admissions Assessment

  • Pre-interview assessment is not required for Lucy Cavendish
  • Applicants invited for interview sit a written assessment on the day of interview.  This assessment will last no longer than one hour, and will be similar in content and format to the assessment used by other colleges, prior to interview. Specifications can be found here.

Director of Studies:  Dr John Patterson