The University of St Andrews has been a centre for Classical studies since its foundation in 1413, and the School of Classics continues to build on its reputation for both teaching and research. Classics courses are wide-ranging as students can journey from Archaic Greece to the Late Roman Empire, all around the Mediterranean world and beyond.
The study of Classics explores concepts and issues which are fundamental still today. Looking back at ancient political, social and cultural life allows students to consider their modern selves. Classics courses combine the study of Greek and Latin literature and language, immersing students in two literatures of enormous richness that have provided inspiration for so many areas of later western literature, culture and thought.
Classical Studies courses explore all aspects of the Greek and Roman world, including not just literature but also art, architecture, philosophy, religion and responses to the Greeks and Romans from the Renaissance to the modern world.
2023 entry requirements
4 Highers at AAAB plus English and one from Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Computing Science, Geography, Physics or Psychology at National 5 at B. Applications of Maths will be accepted but must be at National 5 at A.
Widening access entry:
4 Highers at AABB plus English and one from Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Computing Science, Geography, Physics or Psychology at National 5 at B. Applications of Maths will be accepted but must be at National 5 at A. (You may gain entry to the Gateway programme with 4 Highers at BBBB).
Grades may vary depending on combinations taken. See below for combinations.
(E) Higher English at A required
(F) Higher French at A required
(H) Higher History at A required
(M) Higher Maths at A required
Please refer to list below
4 - 5 years
Faculty of Arts
|Classical Studies/Art History
Classical Studies/Biblical Studies
Classical Studies/Comparative Literature
Classical Studies/English (E)
Classical Studies/Film Studies
Classical Studies/French (F)
Classical Studies/French (WIYA) (F)
Classical Studies/International Relations
Classical Studies/Mathematics (M)
Classical Studies/Medieval History (H)
Classical Studies/Middle East Studies (H)
Classical Studies/Modern History (H)
Classical Studies/Scottish History (H)
Classical Studies/Social Anthropology
Classical Studies/Theological Studies