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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 wide range of popular module options, but it is not exhaustive and some modules may have changed or no longer be available. If you have a particular interest or academic requirement you are advised to cross reference the listing in the online Study Abroad Guide with that on the relevant departmental pages, and to contact the department to make sure that an appropriate module is available.

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 modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
CLAS0008 Ancient Ideas in the Modern World 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CLAS1201 Greek Myth: Its Use and Meaning 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CLAS1205 Interpreting Greek Literature 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CLAS1206 Interpreting Latin Literature 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CLAS1301 Introduction to the Study of Language 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
GREK1001 Greek for Beginners A 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
GREK1002 Greek for Beginners B 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
LATN1003 Latin for Beginners A 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
LATN1004 Latin for Beginners B 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)

Level 2 modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
CLAS7106 Greek Tragedy 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CLAS7111 Greek Authors: Homer 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CLAS7112 Roman Authors: Roman Love Poetry 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CLAS7115 Classics and Literary Theory 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CLAS7117 Xenophon: Politics, Identity and Text in Classical Greece 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CLAS7204 Stoics, Epicureans and Sceptics 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CLAS7205 The Dialogues of Plato 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CLAS7439 Roman Satire and its Reception 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
GREK2001 Intermediate Greek A 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
GREK2002 Intermediate Greek B 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
GREK2006 Greek Texts 1 4/8 (US) 7.5/15 (ECTS) 0.5/1 (CU)
GREK7006 Greek Texts 2 4/8 (US) 7.5/15 (ECTS) 0.5/1 (CU)
GREK7009 Greek Translation 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
GREK7307 Greek Papyrology 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
GREK7401B Homer: Odyssey 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
LATN2003 Intermediate Latin A 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
LATN2004 Intermediate Latin B 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
LATN2008 Latin Texts 1 4/8 (US) 7.5/15 (ECTS) 0.5/1 (CU)
LATN7008 Latin Texts 2 4/8 (US) 7.5/15 (ECTS) 0.5/1 (CU)
LATN7011 Latin Translation 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
LATN7012 Latin Prose Composition I 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
LATN7013 Late and Medieval Latin I 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
LATN7014 Latin Palaeography 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
LATN7016 History of the Latin Language 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
LATN7019 Latin Poetry and its Translation 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)

Level 3 modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
CLAS3901 Essay on Approved Subject 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
GREK3005 Essay on Approved Subject (Greek) 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
LATN3007 Essay on Approved Subject (Latin) 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)

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