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Life Learning

Explore the rich heritage of Greece and Rome at one of the finest departments for the study of the ancient world, rated highly for its teaching and consistently outstanding in its research.


What is Life Learning?

Life Learning is a chance for you to follow one or two of our courses without enrolling as a student.

The Department of Greek and Latin at UCL has an unrivalled range of courses, some taught in the original languages, some taught in translation. Most of these courses are available outside our degree programmes for those wishing to study for personal development or intellectual pleasure. The Department regularly admits Life Learning students, provided that they have the appropriate pre-requisite for the course(s) in which they are interested. (We also have to make sure that there is space on particular courses for existing students within the Department, but this does not usually present problems.) LL students come from a wide variety of backgrounds: retired people, mature students wishing to prepare for full-time education in the future, general enthusiasts, former students from the Department who wish to keep their experience of the Classical World alive, and teachers wishing to broaden their repertoire have all applied to us in the past.

Courses run by the Department are scheduled at fixed times, which cannot be changed. Classes are timetabled between 9am and 6pm (see the Departmental course-list for further details). 

How does Life Learning work?

LL students participate in and contribute to courses in the same way as UCL students. However, LL is not formally accredited and students are not entitled to take the formal exam at the end of the year, although we have in the past allowed LL students to sit an exam informally within the department if they wish to. Once they have been admitted to the Department, LL students are entitled to have access to the UCL library with reference rights only.  If they wish to have borrowing rights, they need to request this from the Department who will arrange it with the UCL Library.  There is an extra fee of £150 for Library borrowing rights.  All cheques should be made payable to "University College London".

Current rates for LL students per course

  • For 2015/16: £310 per half-unit / £620 per unit.  All cheques should be made payable to "University College London".

How to Enrol

If you would like to undertake a course as a LL student (full course list below), please complete an enrolment form and return by post or by email.  The deadline for receipt of completed forms for enrollment on courses for 2016/17 for term one is Monday 19 September 2016. If you have any further questions, please contact:

Stephanie Dutton for BA
David Alabaster for MA