Classical Philology (Ancient Greek and Latin; Ancient Greek and Roman Literature)

45.03.01In english and russian

Level of education Bachelor

Type of instruction Full-time

Duration 4 years

Programme description
  • The bachelor’s programme ‘Classical Philology (Ancient Greek and Latin; Ancient Greek and Roman Literature) is designed to study a set of academic disciplines based on reading and interpreting the whole variety of texts in Ancient Greek and Latin. They are aimed at studying: these languages and literature; the monuments themselves that preserve these texts; as well as those aspects of culture and history of the Ancient world that require philological analysis of the sources
  • Students acquire knowledge of: linguistics (historical grammar, lexicology, dialectology); the history of literature (metrics, stylistics, textual criticism); palaeography; epigraphy and papyrology; and other disciplines that focus on classical studies (political history, the history of law, religion, science, philosophy, and art) to the extent that they draw on textual analysis 
Main courses
  • English
  • German 
  • Ancient Greek
  • Latin
  • History of Ancient Greek Literature
  • History of Roman Literature
  • Historical Grammar of Ancient Greek
  • Historical Grammar of Latin
  • History of Ancient Greek and Roman Art
  • Ancient Greek and Roman Epitaphs
  • History of Ancient Greece
  • Culture of Ancient Greece and Rome
Our advantages
  • The programme is designed to train unique specialists who have skills in the translation and interpretation of texts written in ancient Greek and Latin.
  • The students acquire the fundamentals of writing ancient Greek and Latin epitaphs, and historical grammar.
  • The students learn the history of ancient Greek and Roman literature: the emergence, formation and development of the main genres; ideological and artistic features of the literatures. They gain a concept of traditional and modern views on the course of the literary process.
  • The students have a view of the stages of development and features of ancient art.
International partners
  • Freie Universität Berlin (Germany)
  • Trier University (Germany)
Career opportunities

Practices at

  • The Classical Gymnasium of St Petersburg (School No 610) (teaching practice)
  • Bibliotheca Classica Petropolitana (archaeological and epigraphical practice)


  • Teacher of ancient languages in higher and secondary educational institutions
  • Latin teacher at medical schools
  • Literary editor
  • Literary translator
  • Journalist
  • Russian language and literature teacher
  • English/German teacher