Department of Greek & Latin


Postgraduate students in Classics at UCL enjoy excellent research facilities. We have a dedicated postgraduate common room/research office with networked PCs. There are also very good IT clusters across UCL.  We have 2 high quality papyrological microscopes and a high grade definition scanner and an archive of papyri (from the Oxyrhynchus collection and UCL’s own Hawara papyri) and facsimiles.

Library resources in London are outstanding by international standards and regularly attract international visitors. UCL has an excellent research library with dedicated librarian support; we have strong holdings in classical languages and literature, philosophy (ancient and modern), ancient history, law (ancient and modern), archaeology, epigraphy, papyrology, and historical linguistics. 

  • Electronic resources include Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (available on all networked computers at UCL), the documentary papyri collection and Packard Latin Texts, and many others
  • All research students at UCL have access to the library of the Institute of Classical Studies, one of the finest in the world. It is 5 minutes from the Department.
  • The major research libraries the Warburg Institute, the Institute of Advanced Legal studies, the Institute of Historical Research, Senate House Library and the British Library are five minutes away. So too is the British Museum. 

Research students qualify for financial support for their research activities. Students can apply for  departmental support for conferences and research travel costs with matching funding available from the UCL Doctoral School to double the award. The Graduate School also supports activities such as student conference organization. Major international conference are frequently run by our research students, with the support of academic staff.