UCL's Department of Greek and Latin has a long history of offering broad coverage of the ancient world.
UCL's Department of Greek and Latin has a long history of offering broad coverage of the ancient world. To reflect new developments in the field and the arrival of new colleagues, the Department has restructured its BA degree programs to increase the breadth and flexibility of its offerings and to make the study of the ancient world more attractive to a wider range of applicants.
From September 2024, there will be a single BA program, "BA Classics and the Ancient World," with three pathways:
- Classics, Language and Literature: Students in this pathway will develop expertise in one or both ancient languages and study their literatures in depth.
- Ancient Literature, History, and Archaeology: This pathway is taught in translation, with at least one ancient language learned from scratch. Students will study ancient literature, history, and archaeology in a broad context.
- Ancient Literature, History, Archaeology: This pathway focuses on the ancient cuneiform languages and cultures of the Middle East.
The new structure will lead to more productive cohort-building, since all students in the Department will be on the same degree program. It will also offer greater choice and flexibility, allowing students to combine languages and topics that reflect their own interests. Finally, it will ensure that all students are able to study "Classics" in a modern sense, which goes beyond the ancient world of classical Greece and Rome.
To celebrate the new structure, the Department recently held a well-attended launch event at UCL, which showcased key aspects of the new program and the thinking behind it.
The Department is excited about this new program and believes it will provide students with an exceptional education in the ancient world.