Department of Greek & Latin



The Department of Greek and Latin regularly welcomes visiting students (undergraduate or graduate) from around the world. Affiliate students (students enrolled in a university outside Britain and who study for a year or a term at UCL) contribute to the distinct character of our Department. The department has a wide range of courses both in Greek/Latin and in translation, all available to such students.

Students from mainland Europe usually apply through our many Erasmus/Socrates links and are usually interested primarily in courses in Classics. We currently have
Erasmus agreements with universities in Cyprus (Nicosia), France (Paris IV;
Strasbourg), Germany (Heidelberg), Greece (Thessaloniki), Hungary
(EOTVOS, Budapest), Italy (Bologna; Parma; Siena), Spain (Salamanca;
Valencia), and Switzerland (Geneva). Students from elsewhere in the world may be Classics majors, but many enrol in individual courses out of interest. For most of our courses in translation no prior experience in the study of the Greek and Roman worlds is necessary, but we are happy to advise. 

Affiliate students are treated in the same way as regular UCL degree
students: they attend the same courses, take the same examinations, and
receive the same level of academic support. However, since they are not
registered for a UCL degree, affiliate students have greater freedom in
choosing their courses. They may take modules at other departments provided
that 50% of their total course load consists of courses offered at the
Department of Greek and Latin.