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Classics and Ancient History

New to classics?

Not everyone has a chance to study Latin or Greek at school or college. We cater for anyone with a passion for classics.

Do I need to have studied Latin or Ancient Greek to study Classics at Manchester?

No, we have introduced two different levels of entry to our courses: these are known as 'Course 1' and 'Course 2'.

For Course 2 students, no previous knowledge of Latin is required — we will provide you with progressive training in Latin or Greek (whichever is relevant) at a suitable level in each of your three years.

What should I read before I begin my degree in Classics and Ancient History at Manchester?

Hit the ground running and make your transition to university more straightforward with some reading about your first-year course units.