Bachelor of Classical Studies

Australian National University (ANU)

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.

Course Fee:

International: $109,440

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent


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)

Subjects you can Study:

Ancient Greek; Ancient history; Latin

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.

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.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00120C

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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra 72.2 No Full time 3 years
Canberra 72.2 No Part time 6 years
ANU was set up in 1946 as the national research institution by the Australian Parliament to enhance the economic, social cultural and intellectual development of the nation. Part of the Group of Eight, ANU is recognised as one of Australia's leading universities for education and is the only Australian member of the International Alliance of Research Universities.

Students at ANU engage with leading minds and learn from world-class researchers, with six Nobel Prize winners and two Australian prime ministers among its staff and Alumni. With over 170 partner universities across 37 countries, students have the opportunity to make global connections by going on an exchange, undertaking an internship or participating in fieldwork.

ANU has a mix of undergraduate, postgraduate and research students, many of whom live in University residences. International students come mainly from Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Singapore and the USA, with significant numbers also coming from Europe, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Thailand.

The campus is located in the centre of the nation's capital, Canberra. Canberra is a university city and home to many national institutions. Offering a cosmopolitan lifestyle, the city has a high concentration of national museums and galleries, as well as cafes and restaurants. For the active, the capital is etched with bike paths and walking trails, and is surrounded by stunning Australian landscape. Facilities on campus include a wide range of student accommodation, modern laboratories and teaching facilities, five main libraries, medical services, sporting fields, gym, food vans and cafes.

The University provides specialised services to assist students, including a tailored orientation program, Counselling and Health Service, Academic Skills and Learning Centre, Disability Services and the Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre. There are also many student clubs and societies for a diverse range of sporting, social and other interests.

Provider CRICOS: 00120C

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