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  • Start date: September 2018

Latin and English BA

This three-year degree programme offers you the opportunity to study Latin and English in parallel, and to gain knowledge of two diverse bodies of language, literature and culture, and the relations between them. The programme allows you to develop your skills in criticism and expression, cultural self-awareness and comparison.

Key information

Programme starts

September 2018
UCAS code
Q6Q3
Duration
Full-time: 3 years
Application deadline
15 January 2018
Location
London, Bloomsbury
Applications per place
5 (2016 entry)*
Total intake
54 (2018 entry)*
* Figures relate to Classical World subject area

Entry requirements

A levels

Grades
AAB
Subjects
English and Latin at grade A required.
A score of 17 points in three higher level subjects including English and Latin at grade 6, with no score lower than 5.
GCSEs
English Language at grade B or 6, plus Mathematics at grade C or 5. For UK-based students, a grade C or 5 or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required. UCL provides opportunities to meet the foreign language requirement following enrolment, further details at: www.ucl.ac.uk/ug-reqs

IB Diploma

Points
36
Subjects
A score of 17 points in three higher level subjects including English and Latin at grade 6, with no score lower than 5.

UK applicants qualifications

For entry requirements with other UK qualifications accepted by UCL, choose your qualification from the list below:

Equivalent qualification

Pass in Access to HE Diploma, with a minimum of 18 credits awarded with Distinction in the Level 3 units, the remainder of the Level 3 units awarded with Merit.

D3,D3,M1 in three Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects, including Latin and English at D3

A,A,B at Advanced Highers (or A,A at Advanced Higher and B,B,B at Higher), including Latin and English at grade A

Successful completion of the WBQ Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate plus 2 GCE A-Levels at grades AAB, including Latin and English.

International applications

In addition to A level and International Baccalaureate, UCL considers a wide range of international qualifications for entry to its undergraduate degree programmes.

Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates

The Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates (UPCs) are intensive one-year foundation courses for international students of high academic potential who are aiming to gain access to undergraduate degree programmes at UCL and other top UK universities.

Typical UPC students will be high achievers in a 12-year school system which does not meet the standard required for direct entry to UCL.

For more information see: www.ucl.ac.uk/upc.

English language requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency. Information about the evidence required, acceptable qualifications and test providers can be found on our English language requirements page.

The English language level for this programme is: Advanced

A variety of English language programmes are offered at the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education.

Degree benefits

  • Study in two of the top-rated departments in one of the world's top-rated universities.

  • You will have access to an unparalleled range of options, from Roman Love Poetry and Roman Satire to Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare, the Eighteenth Century and Modern Literature.

  • UCL has excellent library facilities, and is ideally situated, close to world-renowned resources such as the British Museum, the British Library and the Institute of Classical Studies.

  • The lively student-run Classical Society organises an annual Classics play (a Greek or Latin drama in translation) at nearby Bloomsbury Theatre. The English Society also supports theatre productions, as well as social activities, speaker events, and contributing to UCL Festival of the Arts.

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

The Research Excellence Framework, or REF, is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The 2014 REF was carried out by the UK's higher education funding bodies, and the results used to allocate research funding from 2015/16.

The following REF score was awarded to the department: Greek and Latin.

  • 76% rated 4* (‘world-leading’) or 3* (‘internationally excellent’)

Learn more about the scope of UCL's research, and browse case studies, on our Research Impact website.

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Degree structure

In each year of your degree you will take a number of individual modules, normally valued at 0.5 or 1.0 credits, adding up to a total of 4.0 credits for the year. Modules are assessed in the academic year in which they are taken. The balance of compulsory and optional modules varies from programme to programme and year to year. A 1.0 credit is considered equivalent to 15 credits in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

Each year you will take 4.0 credits, divided evenly between Latin and English.

You must take 1.0 credit in Latin at a level appropriate to your previous experience every year. In addition there are compulsory courses including: Interpreting Latin Literature, Narrative Texts, Cultural and Intellectual Sources in year one, Classics and Literary Theory in year two, and an interdisciplinary extended essay in year three.

Remaining optional modules may be selected from the range offered by UCL Greek & Latin and UCL English. Students on this degree programme may not take elective modules in other departments.

Modules

An indicative guide to the structure of this programme, year by year.

Core or compulsory module(s)

Greek & Latin Department modules:
1.0 credit in Latin at a level appropriate to your experience
Interpreting Latin Literature

English Department modules:
Intellectual and Cultural Sources
Narrative Texts

Optional modules

Greek & Latin Department modules:
0.5 credits from Greek & Latin modules at the appropriate level, either in the original or in translation

Core or compulsory module(s)

Greek & Latin Department modules:
1.0 credit in Latin at a level appropriate to your previous experience
Classics and Literary Theory

Optional modules

Greek & Latin Department modules:
You will select 0.5 credits from all Greek & Latin modules, either in the original or in translation.

English modules:
You will select two 1.0 credit modules from the wide range of second- and third-year modules available in UCL English (excluding Critical Commentary and Analysis).

Core or compulsory module(s)

Greek & Latin Department modules:
1.0 credit in Latin at a level appropriate to your previous experience
0.5 credit Latin and English extended essay

Optional modules

Greek & Latin Department modules
0.5 credits from all Greek & Latin modules, either in the original or in translation

English Department modules:
You will select two 1.0 credit modules from the wide range of second- and third-year modules available in UCL English (excluding Critical Commentary and Analysis).

Your learning

You will be taught through lectures, seminars and small-group work. Some modules will involve student presentations. You will be assigned a Personal Tutor with whom you will review your progress on a regular basis.

In the English Department students will be producing two tutorial essays a term (one for each of their English courses) for one-to-one tutorials with their Personal Tutor.

Assessment

The modules will be examined by a mixture of essays, end-of-year examinations, and a compulsory final-year extended essay. Some Latin-language modules involve in-class tests and grammar quizzes. The final-year extended essay is based on supervised independent research.

Further Information

Detailed course descriptions are available on the department website: Latin and English BA.

Careers

Graduates of Latin and English will acquire a thorough grounding in the skills of expression and analysis, and a refined sensibility of cultural appreciation and analysis.

The degree is rigorous and will open up a wide range of career possibilities including culture and the arts, media, law, finance, management and consultancy, government and politics.

Destinations

The first cohort of students admitted to the Latin and English BA is due to graduate in 2019. Therefore, information about career destinations for students on this programme is not yet available. Please see first destinations of recent graduates (2013-2015) from Greek & Latin programmes at UCL for a selection of representative careers.

Data taken from the 'Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education' survey undertaken by HESA looking at the destinations of UK and EU students in the 2013-2015 graduating cohorts six months after graduation.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

The fees indicated are for undergraduate entry in the 2018/19 academic year. The UK/EU fees shown are for the first year of the programme at UCL only. The Overseas fees shown are the fees that will be charged to 2018/19 entrants for each year of study on the programme, unless otherwise indicated below.

UK/EU students
£9,250 (2018/19)
Overseas students
£19,390 (2018/19)

Full details of UCL's tuition fees, tuition fee policy and potential increases to fees can be found on the UCL Students website.

Funding

Various funding options are available, including student loans, scholarships and bursaries. UK students whose household income falls below a certain level may also be eligible for a non-repayable bursary or for certain scholarships. Please see the Fees and funding pages for more details.

Departmental scholarships

The Scholarships and Funding website lists scholarships and funding schemes available to UCL students. These may be open to all students, or restricted to specific nationalities, regions or academic department.

Application and next steps

Your application

Entry to the degree is competitive so it is important you highlight your interest in and passion for the subject in your application. In addition to meeting the academic standards stated, we look for dedication and self-motivation, good communication skills and a real enthusiasm for your chosen area of study.

How to apply

Application for admission should be made through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). Applicants currently at school or college will be provided with advice on the process; however, applicants who have left school or who are based outside the United Kingdom may obtain information directly from UCAS.

Application deadline: 15 January 2018



Selection

Each application is assessed carefully. Applications first shortlisted by UCL Greek & Latin will be passed to UCL English for consideration. UK-based candidates with strong UCAS applications will then be shortlisted for interview with two members of staff in UCL English.

After the interview, applicants will be asked to write a short, forty-minute essay on a piece of unseen (English) poetry or prose. Candidates based outside the UK will not be interviewed, but may be asked to complete a written exercise and return it by email instead.

Those candidates who have been made an offer will be invited to an offer-holders' open day at UCL Greek & Latin, which will include a lunch with staff and current students where you can discuss the degree programme, living in London and studying at UCL, and take a tour of the campus.

For further information on UCL's selection process see: Selection of students.


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