lassics and English students are a rare breed. Although the course is primar- ily literary, there’s the opportunity to do some history and philosophy; also, you learn how to apply the two disciplines’ radically different academic method- ologies to each other, which is great fun and very stimulating. You’ll follow a different course from the Single honours English and Classics people, which can be lonely at times: this makes going to the (semi-optional) Critical Commentary classes a good idea, because there you get to meet other C&E students.
However, the first-year course (which is basically Renaissance literature minus Shakespeare, and set books in Greek or Latin) is very coherent because it allows for some crossover between your essays in each discipline. After your first year exams, you choose options freely – only two of the papers are compulsory. At this point it’s really up to you, and your tutors should help you to decide.