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Information for offer holders

When you get your offer

British Museum trip - Warwick ClassicsCongratulations! You have received an offer to study your chosen Classics course at Warwick!

Thank you for applying to us. We realise at this stage you will have plenty to think about as you make decisions about which places to chose as your firm and insurance offers.

With that in mind, we invite all students with an offer to study Classics at Warwick to a special series of open days to get to know the staff and students and to get a feel for what it is like to study here. These open days are held in the spring term. As part of the day, you will have the chance to hear from staff and students on what makes Warwick special, have guided tours of the department, the campus and student accommodation, talks about finances and careers, a series of mini-lectures and seminars on different themes, as well as lots of time to chat informally with staff and students over coffee and lunch.

Look out for details of the 2019 special open days here, and we will be in touch with you to invite you to one soon after you have received your offer.

Offer-holder open day dates for 2019:

Wednesday 20th February 2019

Saturday 9th March 2019

Wednesday 24th April 2019

For further details visit

Opportunities available outside the classroom:

When you get your results

Fingers crossed you got the results you wanted!

If you did, and you picked Warwick as your firm choice - then great, we're looking forward to seeing you in October! Take a look below for information for new students and on what you can be doing during the summer to prepare for your degree.

If you picked Warwick as your firm choice, but didn't manage to meet your offer grades, don't panic. The Admissions team (Dr David Fearn and Prof Zahra Newby) will look carefully at every case in the days around the release of results. We can decide to accept you or to offer you a place on a different Classics course, in which case you will be hearing from us shortly after results are released.

If you picked Warwick as your insurance offer, and missed your grades for your firm choice, we will also look at your application and may decide to offer you a place, which you can take up if your firm choice university does not accept you. Again, you will be hearing from us soon after results are released.

If you enter Clearing, Warwick - depending on how many people applied to us in any particular year - may be looking for students in the Clearing process. In which case, get in touch with the Warwick Clearing Team hotline, or we may well give you a call to see if you are interested in coming to Warwick. Students are also welcome to contact us about a place through Adjustment.

Students starting with us in September

Find out how to enrol, and about essential details of Warwick life at the Welcome to Warwick page.

We are really looking forward to welcoming all of our new students, both undergraduate and postgraduate! We very much hope you will have a memorable and inspiring time here with us.

Welcome Week begins on 23rd September with term officially beginning on Monday 30th September 2019.

New undergraduates

Welcome meetings

  • Wednesday 25th September 2019 - Academic Induction meeting for all new 1st years: 10-12 in LIB 1 (ground floor, library)
  • This session will provide crucial academic information about the Department and which modules to choose, including taster sessions in Latin and ancient Greek for those with no prior experience in an ancient language.We will also assign you to Library induction sessions.
  • Thursday 26th September 2019 - Social Introduction to the Department. 11.30-1.30 Oculus Oc 0.02
  • This session will introduce you to other members of staff in the Department, including your personal tutor, and to your Classics Society student mentors. It will include lunch.

Before you arrive, we suggest that you spend some time over the summer consolidating what you already know about the ancient world, and dipping into unfamiliar territory. Don't forget to visit local sites/ museums to look at ancient artefacts, as well as completing some of the suggested reading. Take a look also at some of the Knowledge Centre articles written by members of the department, our blog series, Classical Texting, and Coins at Warwick, and watch some of our Vodcasts, or films on our YouTube channel. Don't forget to check out our student blogger, Rebecca.

Decide on your Modules

Before you arrive, please start thinking about what modules you would like to take during your first year. Each degree has some compulsory core modules while others are optional. Click here for details for your course.

Language Modules:

Everyone has to take one classical language (except Q800 students who take both Latin and Greek at an appropriate level). Click here for advice on which to choose.

Reading Lists

New postgraduates

Welcome meetings - 2019

  • Tuesday 1st October 2019 - 13.00-15.00: Departmental welcome for all new pgs followed by tea/coffee and biscuits, with a chance to meet existing pgs. Room tbc
  • This will be followed by a further session 15.00-16.00 with Prof Suzanne Frey-Kupper (Taught MA students) or Dr Caroline Petit (PG research students).

For more information on registering and other useful tips, see the University's Welcome Pages

For our Taught MA programmes, please contact Dr Suzanne Frey-Kupper to discuss your options.

For research degrees, please contact your supervisor (if you don't know who this is, email the Director of Graduate Studies: Dr Caroline Petit).