Research programmes

Taught programmes

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  • FT / Full-time
  • PT / Part-time (over two years)
  • FX / Flexible mode of study available (up to five years)
  • DL / Distance-learning mode available

Greek and Latin

The Department of Greek and Latin is one of the leading international centres for graduate study and research on the classical world. There are in total around 30 leading academics at UCL who work on all aspects of the ancient world. Classical languages, literature and philosophy are based in Greek and Latin; colleagues in ancient history, art history and archaeology are based in the Department of History and the Institute of Archaeology, and we work closely to provide a rich interdisciplinary programme. Located at the heart of the capital, we are at the hub of an unrivalled range of resources for the study of the ancient world. The UCL Library possesses excellent holdings of early materials, especially in classics and classical archaeology.

Taught and research programmes

Degree programme Qualifications Modes
Greek and Latin MPhil/PhD FT3, PT5
Classics MA FT, PT, FX
Reception of the Classical World MA FT, PT, FX

Student/staff ratios

  • 13 staff
  • 30 taught students
  • 35 research students


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Staff View

"UCL has a great library as well as proximity to the Institute of Classical Studies and the British Library."

Professor Maria Wyke

Professor of Latin

Alumni View

"The university is also a gateway for accessing a broader philosophy scene in London, such as the Aristotelian Society and the Institute of Philosophy."

Craig French

Junior Research Fellow, Trinity Hall, Cambridge University

Subject: Philosophy, Faculty: Arts and Humanities