Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge

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Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge
Cambridge Museum of Classical Archaeology, entrance, 154276.jpg
The faculty building on the Sidgwick Site
Type Classics
Parent institution University of Cambridge
Location Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
Website www.classics.cam.ac.uk

The Faculty of Classics is one of the constituent departments of the University of Cambridge. It teaches the Classical Tripos. The Faculty is divided into five caucuses (i.e. areas of research and teaching); literature, ancient philosophy, ancient history, Classical art and archaeology, linguistics, and interdisciplinary studies.[1]

The Faculty runs the Museum of Classical Archaeology on the first floor of the faculty building on the Sidgwick Site. The three-storey building was built in 1968 and includes lecture and seminar rooms, offices, and a library on the ground floor. The faculty building was refurbished and extended in 2010.

Courses offered[edit]

At undergraduate level, the faculty offers the Classical Tripos as its Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. For students who have taken Latin at A-Level this is a three-year course,[2] and for those who have not studied Latin beyond GCSE it is a four-year course.[3]

At postgraduate level, the faculty offers two degrees: Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).[4] It also contributes to the teaching of the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in Classics offered by the Faculty of Education.[5] The MPhil is a nine-month taught course, which is examined by three essays and a 10,000 word thesis, or two essays, a language-exam/exercise, and the thesis.[6] The PhD is a three-year research course, and it is examined by a doctoral thesis of up to 80,000 words. There is no formal teaching as the degree is completed through independent research. However, doctoral students may attend graduate seminars, undergraduate lectures, and can receive additional training in languages and/or specific disciplines (such as epigraphy or numismatics).[7]

Notable academics[edit]

There are a number of professorships, including endowed chairs, within the department:

Other notable current academics include:

Former and retired academics:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The caucuses". Faculty of Classics. University of Cambridge. Retrieved 14 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Three-year course". Faculty of Classics. University of Cambridge. Retrieved 27 September 2017. 
  3. ^ "Four-year course". Faculty of Classics. University of Cambridge. Retrieved 27 September 2017. 
  4. ^ "Postgraduate courses". Faculty of Classics. University of Cambridge. Retrieved 27 September 2017. 
  5. ^ "PGCE in Classics". Faculty of Classics. University of Cambridge. Retrieved 27 September 2017. 
  6. ^ "MPhil in Classics". Faculty of Classics. University of Cambridge. Retrieved 27 September 2017. 
  7. ^ "PhD in Classics". Faculty of Classics. University of Cambridge. Retrieved 27 September 2017. 
  8. ^ "Professor Richard Hunter". Faculty of Classics. University of Cambridge. Retrieved 14 June 2016. 
  9. ^ "Professor Stephen Oakley". Faculty of Classics. University of Cambridge. Retrieved 14 June 2016. 
  10. ^ "Professor Robin Osborne". Faculty of Classics. University of Cambridge. Retrieved 14 June 2016. 
  11. ^ "Professor Gábor Betegh". Faculty of Classics. University of Cambridge. Retrieved 14 June 2016. 
  12. ^ "Professor Martin Millett". Faculty of Classics. University of Cambridge. Retrieved 14 June 2016. 
  13. ^ "Professor Tim Whitmarsh". Faculty of Classics. University of Cambridge. Retrieved 14 June 2016. 

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