What will I learn?

Classics explores the languages and literatures of the ancient Greeks and Romans. German literary culture has been profoundly influenced by the reading of such works since the Middle Ages. **German**On this programme, you will have the chance to gain professional skills in all aspects of German, including writing, speaking, presenting and translating, thanks to four years of intensive training, including a year abroad.You will also explore German-language literature, film and theatre, all within the context of historical and political developments from the eighteenth century to contemporary times.You will be able to engage with significant works that demonstrate the classical influence, such as works by the great German writers Goethe and Schiller.**Classics**You will acquire sound grammatical understanding of both ancient Greek and Latin. This includes a good knowledge of vocabulary, and of the different uses of each language by various authors.You will also study two civilisations that used the classical languages in a range of contexts, including:* politics* religion* philosophyThis will give you an appreciation of the rapport between different ancient societies, as well as an understanding of their relationships with language and literature.**Why Edinburgh?**We are unique in Scotland in offering students a full academic year abroad within the four-year honours programme, regardless of whether you spend the year studying or working. German universities have a very strong tradition in teaching Classics, which means you will have an excellent choice of destinations.

Which department am I in?

School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£23,100.00 (US$ 30,558) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

12 September 2022

Venue

Central area campus

George Square,

Edinburgh,

Edinburgh, City Of,

EH8 9JZ, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Minimum entry requirements in the standardised tests are: ACT score of 27 plus two AP scores at 4+ or two SAT subject tests at 650+; SAT score of 1290+ (650+ in Evidence based reading and Writing and 620+ in Math) plus two AP scores at 4+ or two SAT subject tests at 650+; 3 AP scores at 4+; 3 SAT Subject Test scores of 650+; A combination of the AP and SAT, such as 1 AP score at 4+ and 2 SAT Subject Tests at 650+. A combination of AP and SAT Subject tests are acceptable, provided they are in different subjects. For example, AP French and SAT Physics are acceptable as two scores, but AP French and SAT French are only considered once. Students with International Baccalaureate or French Baccalaureate will be considered. The Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Diploma is accepted for entry. The Diploma must include three Cambridge International A Levels achieved with points equivalent to the A Level grade requirements for the programme including required subjects. Many of our degree programmes require that you have some experience of the subject at high school. This means that one or more of your three standardised test scores must include specific subject requirements, such as an AP score or SAT subject test in a certain subject relevant to the degree you are applying to. Please refer the university website for details of the English Language requirements for entry to individual undergraduate degree programmes.

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

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