Classical Archaeology and Ancient History
Classical Archaeology and Ancient History is a discipline that combines the study of the history, archaeology and art of the classical world.
Below you will find information about the specific degree course offered by Oxford University, how to prepare, and how Oxbridge Interviews can help you with your application.BOOK COURSE
Cambridge offers a course in Archaeology that encompasses the disciplines of Archaeology, Assryiology, Egyptology and Biological Anthropology.
Oxford offer Classical Archaeology and Ancient History at undergraduate level. They also offer a seperate Archaeology and Anthropology course.
The application process for Classical Archaeology and Ancient History is highly competitive with only 22% of applications successful. To be offered a place, you generally need to get AAA at A Level (or equivalent). There are no required A-level subjects.
To prepare for your Classical Archaeology and Ancient History application, you must demonstrate your motivation for the subject and specific interests. You can do this reading beyond your school curriculum. Our interviewers recommend:
- 'A History of the Classical Greek World, 488-323 BC' by P.J. Rhodes
- 'A History of Roman Art' by Fred Kleiner
Practice interviews for Classical Archaeology and Ancient History applications are critical. You wouldn’t sit an exam without doing a mock, so don’t place yourself in an interview without having experienced a practice interview first.
There is no written admissions test for applicants to Classical Archaeology and Ancient History at Oxford.