Classics and English

University of Oxford
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
3 years
January April October
Total tuition fee (local)
RM 145,498
Total tuition fee (foreign)
RM 362,613

Entry Requirements

  • A-levels: AAA
  • Advanced Highers: AA/AAB
  • IB: 38 (including core points) with 666 at HL
  • Or any other equivalent qualifications accepted/recognised by the university.

English Language Qualifications

  • IELTS: overall score of 7.0 (with at least 7.0 in each of the four components)
  • TOEFL (paper-based): overall score of 600 with a Test of Written English score of 5.5
  • TOEFL (internet-based): overall score of 110 with component scores of at least: Listening 22, Reading 24, Speaking 25, and Writing 24.
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): grade A
  • Cambridge Certificate for Proficiency in English (CPE): grade B
  • English Language GCSE, or O-level: grade B (for IGCSE, please see below)
  • International Baccalaureate Standard Level (SL): score of 5 in English (as Language A or B)
  • European Baccalaureate: score of 70% in English.

Exemptions from this requirement will be considered for applicants who have:

  • studied the International Baccalaureate programme, if it is taught in English
  • studied the Singapore Integrated Programme (SIPCAL) 
  • been educated full-time in the medium of the English language throughout the two most recent years before the 15 October application deadline, and who remain in full-time education conducted in the English language until the end of the school year in their home country. 


1st year

  • Introduction to English Language and Literature
  • Literature in English 1550–1660
  • Unseen translation for Classics
  • Greek and/or Latin literature (two papers)
  • Assessment
    • Four written papers form the First University Examination, together with a submitted portfolio of two essays for ‘Introduction to English Language and Literature’.
    • All exams must be passed, but marks do not count towards the final degree.

2nd and 3rd years

  • Two link papers, one compulsory (Epic), and a choice from Comedy, Tragedy, Reception
  • Two papers from the English single honours course, including one ‘period paper’ not taken in the first year
  • One core paper in Latin or in Greek literature
  • One Classics option
  • Dissertation of 8,000 words, either interdisciplinary or focused on English or Classics
  • Assessment
    • Up to three papers examined as coursework (extended essays and dissertation). The remaining papers will then be examined by final written examinations.

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