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Greek and Latin (Classics/Ancient World)

UCL Greek & Latin is one of the top-rated Classics departments in the UK. With specialists in the fields of literature, philosophy, historiography, linguistics and papyrology, our expertise ranges from the earliest beginnings of the classical world to its influence in the modern world.

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Greek and Latin (Classics/Ancient World)

Why study Greek and Latin (Classics/Ancient World) at UCL?

The department is located close to some of the finest resources for the study of the classical world in Britain: not only does UCL have an excellent classics library, but the British Museum, the British Library, and the Institute of Classical Studies are all only a few minutes' walk away.

What you will gain from study at UCL

Our wide range of modules in language, literature, philosophy and culture will enable you to develop skills in all areas of the discipline. You will also benefit from our close collaboration with UCL History and the UCL Institute of Archaeology.

Teaching and assessment

Most modules are taught in lectures or classes. Assessment is usually a combination of coursework and final examination. Alternative assessment for semester-only students is available on most modules (please contact the department for more information). Modules are open to all students, though prerequisites, particularly in language studies, may apply to some modules.

Modules in Greek and Latin (Classics/Ancient World)

Please note that this guide lists a range of popular modules offered in 2018/19 as a representative sample. It is not exhaustive, and since the guide is published ahead of time, module options may have changed, been deleted or replaced. If you have very specific study needs or require confirmation of module availability for 2019/20, you are strongly advised to get in touch with the relevant Affiliate contact, listed on this subject page, before making an application.

Many of our Level 2 and 3 modules are suitable for both second- and third-year students. Please contact the department to enquire about any modules that interest you.

Level 1 (FHEQ 4) modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
CLAS0001 Greek Myth: Its Use and Meaning 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
CLAS0005 Interpreting Greek Literature 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
CLAS0006 Interpreting Latin Literature 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
CLAS0008 Ancient Ideas in the Modern World 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
CLAS0009 Introduction to the Study of Language 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
GREK0002 Greek for Beginners A 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
GREK0039 Greek for Beginners B 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
LATN0003 Latin for Beginners B 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
LATN0034 Latin for Beginners A 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)

Level 2 (FHEQ 5) modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
CLAS0011 Greek Tragedy 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
CLAS0017 Roman Authors: Roman Love Poetry 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
CLAS0020 Classics and Literary Theory 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
CLAS0025 The Dialogues of Plato 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
CLAS0036 Stoics, Epicureans and Sceptics 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
CLAS0045 Xenophon: Politics, Identity and Text in Classical Greece 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
CLAS0047 Roman Satire and its Reception 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
CLAS0138 Greek Authors: Homer 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
GREK0005 Intermediate Greek A 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
GREK0008 Greek Texts 1 4/8 (US) 7.5/15 (ECTS) 15/30 (FHEQ)
GREK0010 Greek Translation 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
GREK0013 Greek Texts 2 4/8 (US) 7.5/15 (ECTS) 15/30 (FHEQ)
GREK0022 Greek Papyrology 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
GREK0036 Homer: Odyssey 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
GREK0040 Intermediate Greek B 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
LATN0004 Intermediate Latin A 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
LATN0005 Latin Texts 1 4/8 (US) 7.5/15 (ECTS) 15/30 (FHEQ)
LATN0008 Latin Translation 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
LATN0009 Latin Prose Composition I 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
LATN0010 Late and Medieval Latin I 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
LATN0011 Latin Palaeography 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
LATN0013 Latin Texts 2 4/8 (US) 7.5/15 (ECTS) 15/30 (FHEQ)
LATN0032 History of the Latin Language 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
LATN0035 Intermediate Latin B 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)

Level 3 (FHEQ 6) modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
CLAS0043 Essay on Approved Subject 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
GREK0012 Essay on Approved Subject (Greek) 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
LATN0012 Essay on Approved Subject (Latin) 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)

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