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.

Director of Studies

Dr Pippa Steele (Michaelmas Term 2017)

Dr John Patterson

Course Requirements

There are no subject-specific entrance requirements for the four-year course, and we have in the past accepted applicants with a range of British and international qualifications. Applicants for the three-year course must have a good A-level in Latin (or equivalent).

See the general Entrance Requirements and FAQ for more information about our academic conditions. You can also contact our Admissions Office with queries.

Admissions Assessment

Applicants invited for interview will be asked to sit a written assessment on the day of their interviews. This assessment will last no longer than one hour, and will be similar in content and format to the assessment used by other colleges. Specifications can be found in the Entry Requirements section here.