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Teaching Structure

The Classics Faculty sets the structure for each course, organises lectures, larger classes and much of the language teaching, and sets and marks exams. Tutorials are the responsibility of the College. At Trinity much of the tutorial teaching in Classics is provided by our own academics, who have wide and varied interests ranging across Latin and Greek literature, ancient history, and philosophy. Other options are taught by specialists at other Colleges. Trinity also provides a substantial amount of language teaching, including reading classes, to complement Faculty language classes.

Each undergraduate has one of Trinity’s Classics academics as their Director of Studies, who supervises their academic progress and helps them to choose the route through their course that best suits their talents and interests. Trinity's Classics team is led by the Tutorial Fellow in Classics (Gail Trimble) and the Career Development Fellow in Ancient History (Katherine Backler), and includes a Research Lecturer in Classics (Alexandros Kampakoglou). We also work closely with the Fellows and Lecturer in Philosophy.

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Career Prospects

The Classics courses at Oxford are characterised by their combination of rigour, breadth, and creativity and the skills learned as part of a degree in Classics are highly valued by employers. Graduates take up careers from law, consultancy, publishing and the civil service to medicine and software development, and a substantial number also go on to further study, research or teaching in Classics and related subjects.

‘What makes Classics at Trinity so wonderful are our incredibly supportive tutors and our close-knit community - the older years are always happy to help! The Trinity Classics Society provides great opportunities to hear speakers you wouldn't otherwise get to listen to and our termly play readings are highly entertaining.'