Latin and Greek are the gateways to two literatures of enormous richness and sophistication that have profoundly shaped modern satire, history-writing, love poetry, politics and much else. To study them at university is not just a linguistic challenge, but a challenge to understand what the texts meant in their original context and what they might mean today. You can study Latin or Greek separately as Single Honours degrees in their own right, or combine them together in the Classics degree. If you have never had the chance to study Latin or Greek before, you can start one or even both languages from scratch here.
2023 entry requirements
4 Highers at AAAB including a modern language at A 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 including a modern language at B 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
Please refer to list below
4 - 5 years
Faculty of Arts
Classics/French (WIYA) (F)
Classics/Modern History (H)