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Language requirements

MA Language requirements

Those students planning on further graduate studies in Classics should  complete two graduate-level language courses, one in Latin and one in Greek.  Supplementary language training is arranged on an individual basis between the student and the graduate chair.

Each student must pass one (1) reading exam in a language other than English, usually French, Italian, German, or Spanish. Other modern languages may fulfill this requirement, subject to approval of the student's supervisor and the departmental graduate chair, if the language is shown to be particularly relevant to the student's research interests.  These exams are two (2) hours in duration and dictionaries and grammatical aids are allowed.  They are set and graded by the relevant language department at the university.