Department of Greek & Latin


UCL Greek & Latin

UCL Greek & Latin offers a broad range of undergraduate and postgraduate interdisciplinary programmes in Classical literature, culture and history. Studying with us will give you access to world-class expertise and resources ranging from the earliest beginnings of the Classical world to its influence on present-day art and thought.

Covid 19 Update

The Department of Greek and Latin offices are now closed, and staff will be working from home until further notice.

We continue to run open days for applicants and offer-holders, and have had several enjoyable online ones since the lockdown started. Further information is available here

The Department is also offering two online summer schools: Ancient Philosophy from 13-17 July; and Homer from 3-7 August 2020.

We are proud to support Academus Education, a voluntary teaching collective of enterprising students who are offering a free online summer school to pupils from years 10 - 12 on 27 July - 7 August 2020.

Wondering what to read during lockdown? We offer some suggestions here.

Further information about UCL's response to Coronavirus can be found at the Advice for Staff and Students page.

In collaboration with UCL's Department of History and UCL's Institute of Archaeology, the Department offers Greek and Latin 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.

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Find out more about our undergraduate, graduate taught and graduate research programmes, as well as our lifelong learning, summer school and affiliates programmes.

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

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Fresco of Perseus, Naples Museum


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Green Impact Gold Award 2020
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The Department of Greek and Latin are proud holders of an Athena Swan Bronze award

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