Trinity Hall welcomes Classicists, as well as candidates who wish to take Classical Greek or Latin with a modern language. The four-year Classics course is intended for those applicants who have not had the opportunity to study Latin to A level at school, or those who did not take this subject at A level but now feel that they want to study Classics at Cambridge. Even those with no Latin or Greek at all are encouraged to apply.
The number of students admitted is about two to four per year and the standards we require of them are high, but if admitted you will be well looked after. The Director of Studies will act as your guide in the choices you make during your course at Cambridge. The libraries at the College and at the Faculty are excellent, and the general atmosphere and surroundings are simply beyond compare. There is a thriving University society (The Herodoteans), which holds regular meetings and social events; every three years a Greek play is staged in the original language by a cast composed largely of undergraduates.
Some classicists go on to research and teaching in schools and universities, or to work in archives, libraries and museums. However, most go into other careers – in Law, commerce, accountancy, the Civil Service, the media, industry and business. In short, they readily find employment in many varied careers. Recent interviews with major employers have confirmed that they have a high opinion of classicists as potential employees.