Classical Studies

Classical Studies is about the ancient worlds of Greece and Rome – from about 600 BC to 600 AD.

Studying in this area involves learning about the history, culture, language, literature, philosophy and art of these ancient empires.

As well as ancient Greece and Rome, this area may encompass the entire ancient Mediterranean world.

NZ university majors related to this area

Though in the same subject area, they may be very different.

Examples of career opportunities

Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!).

  • Historian
  • Museum worker
  • Curator
  • Gallery manager
  • Arts journalist
  • Exhibition designer
  • History teacher
  • Classical studies teacher
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects

Income

142% of national
median earnings


Employment

67%
Employed
2%
Unemployed
23%
Further study
8%
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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