Bachelor of Classical Studies

Australian National University (ANU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00120C

This Bachelor of Classical Studies program provides students with the opportunity to study the classical world of Greece and Rome broadly, deeply, and through a variety of disciplines. Students are encouraged to study broadly across the field of classical antiquity; defined as the Greco-Roman world from the Aegean Bronze Age (3rd millennium BC) to the transition from late antiquity to the early medieval period (500 AD). Students specialise within this subject and emerge with a general understanding across the whole period. This program involves learning at least one of the classical languages. Students will also study ancient literature and culture, and ancient history. A period of overseas study is strongly recommended. The opportunity to engage directly with at least one part of the classical world to visit archaeological sites and key museums is a very important part of the training of a student in this area. This overseas study may be part of an approved ANU summer course, or an exchange of up to one semester with an approved partner.


  • 144 units including: 1 major (48 units)
  • 1 minor (24 units)
  • core courses from a selected list (24 units)
  • plus electives chosen from the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences or any other College (48 units)


  • Ancient Greek
  • Ancient history
  • Latin

Standard entry requirements

Year 12 or equivalent

Study pathways

Applicants who have studied a foreign language in Year 12 and have no subsequent tertiary studies may be eligible for 2 bonus points. Credit may be granted for equivalent studies as appropriate at other universities.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Canberra International: $117,270
  • ATAR: 80

Further information

This program can also be incorporated into a double degree through the Flexible Double - Arts, Social Sciences group or Flexible Double - Law group. This program can also be incorporated into a Flexible Vertical Double Degree - Postgraduate business, humanities and social sciences group and Postgraduate law group.

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