Department of Greek & Latin


UCL Greek & Latin

We offer a broad range of undergraduate and postgraduate interdisciplinary programmes in Greek, Roman and ancient Middle Eastern literature, culture and history. Studying with us will give you access to world-class expertise and resources ranging from the earliest beginnings of the ancient world to its influence on present-day art and thought.

Our degree programmes (from 2024 entry)

Follow these quick links for information on our degree programmes from 2024 entry:

The BA Classics and the Ancient World has three routes, to be selected on application:

Summer Schools at UCL Greek and Latin

Join our summer schools focusing on various themes. 

UCL Summer School in Ancient Philosophy

Monday 08 July to Fri 12 July 2024

Plato Aristotle by Raphael

The Summer School offers five days of intensive teaching of Homeric language and literature. There will be four language or literature classes each day as well as lectures, talks and roundtables.  Some classes concentrate chiefly on reading texts, while others offer a mixture of grammar and translation practice.

London Summer School in Classics

Tuesday 16th to Thursday 25th July 2024


An eight-day Summer School in Ancient Greek and Latin (at all levels), as well as Biblical Hebrew, Byzantine Greek, Hittite, Sumerian, New Testament/Koine Greek, and Sanskrit (tbc). In addition to daily language classes, there will be lectures and workshops at the end of most days.

Summer School in Homer

Mon 29th July to Fri 2nd August 2024

Clean flat logo of man with trumpet in a circle of olive leaves.

The Summer School offers five days of intensive teaching in Homer. There are five language and literature classes each day as well as lectures and other events after the classes. The course is not residential. Bursaries and travel grants may beavailable for certain categories of students.


In collaboration with UCL's Department of History and UCL's Institute of Archaeology, the Department offers Greek and Latin and ancient Middle Eastern language and literature; ancient history, art history, and archaeology; philosophy, papyrology, and historical linguistics; reception, film, and intellectual history.

Situated in the heart of London, we are at the centre of an unrivalled range of resources for the study of the ancient world, with London's cultural life on our doorstep.

Leptis Magna Theatre
Man with book, Vatican Museum


The Department of Greek and Latin is a leading international centre for study and research in the ancient world.

Homers Odyssey

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Fresco of Perseus, Naples Museum


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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
The Department of Greek and Latin are proud holders of an Athena Swan Bronze award. 

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The Department of Greek and Latin have successfully defended a Gold Award in 2023 for the sixth consecutive year, after the inaugural Silver award in 2017.

Green Impact Gold award