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Classics and French (year abroad) MA (Hons)

UK

What will I learn?

Classics - To study Classics in the original languages of Latin and Greek is to engage with a literature which shaped the intellectual life of western Europe over many centuries and which continues to influence western culture profoundly today. The MA (Hons) in Classics will develop your Latin and Greek language skills. It will also develop skills of literary and cultural analysis which are powerful tools for understanding complex texts, arguments and problems in our own culture too. The course will require you to engage in depth with a wide range of texts from classical antiquity. It involves study of the many different genres of ancient Greek and Latin literature from epic poetry and tragedy to historiography and philosophy. You will be required to develop skills of reading and understanding these texts in the original language. In the process you will also gain a broad understanding of ancient social, cultural and political history. During your time studying Classics at St Andrews there are opportunities also to study complementary subjects such as Ancient History and Archaeology.

French - French will develop language and communications skills to a high level of proficiency. You will have the opportunity to engage with a number of specialist topics including French language, literature, culture, history, politics and film. During your third year, you have the opportunity to study abroad in France at one of the University’s Erasmus+ partners. Students who spend a year abroad not only gain valuable work experience as teachers and tutors, but also develop their linguistic skills, intercultural competence, and self-confidence.

Which department am I in?

Classics

Study options

Full Time (5 Years)

Tuition fees
£23,960.00 (US$ 28,904) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved
Start date

4 September 2023

Venue

Main Site

16 St Katharine's West,

St Andrews,

KY16 9AX, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

We look for grades of A or B in honours level courses on your high school record, or three AP subjects with scores of 4+, or SAT Subject tests with minimum scores of 650+. Competitive applicants will have taken: a rigorous curriculum at high school, which should include a college preparatory curriculum grades of A or B in honours level courses on your high school record (or equivalent), or Advanced Placement (AP) classes (or equivalent), or SAT Subject tests with minimum scores of 650+. Many of our courses require you to have a particular background in the subject(s). This is known as ‘pre requisite’ knowledge. Pre-requisite qualifications, if required, will be listed on our subject pages. Examples of pre-requisite knowledge requirements are: Evidence of top grades across honours classes taken in the required subject, including the most challenging options in the school curriculum. For example, “Honors English IV – Literature” (or equivalent) for entry to study English AP scores of 5 on subject tests. For example, “AP Calculus BC” (or equivalent) for entry to study Mathematics, Physics or Computer Science programmes. SAT Subject Test scores of 700+. For example, “SAT Subject Test French” (or equivalent) for entry to study French. SAT and ACT test optional for the application cycle 2020-2021 (September 2021 entry). Due to the cancellation of SAT and ACT testing dates, we are making a definitive statement that we will not penalize students for the absence of a standardized test score. Most applicants are likely to have taken at least one type of standardised test (AP, SAT subject test, SAT or ACT), but we will consider applicants without testing. You should clearly state in your Personal Statement on your application why you were unable to take either the SAT or ACT. If you do submit scores, we look for the following: ACT: score of 28+ (writing optional). Applicants are welcome to submit all of their ACT test scores. We will consider the highest scores submitted for each section across multiple testing dates. SAT: score of 1320+ (essay optional). We will assess the SAT total score out of 1600 and will focus on individual sub-scores in a holistic manner and within the context of the overall application. We will superscore the SAT. AP and SAT Subject Test scores will be used for admissions purposes only and no credits for advanced entry or exemptions will be awarded.Academic IELTS Overall score required: 5.5. Component scores required: Listening: 5.0; Reading: 5.0; Writing: 5.0; Speaking: 5.0.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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