Department of Greek & Latin


London Summer School in Classics 2020

Coronavirus (Covid-19) - Cancellation of summer activities

We deeply regret that in line with the cancellation of UCL external events, all summer placements, summer schools and pre-sessional teaching will have to be cancelled for this year. Please contact the relevant Summer School co-ordinator via the links below for refunds of course fees. For travel already booked please contact your travel operator and refer to any related insurance policies. 

Tuesday 21 to Thursday 30 July 2020

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN. Deadline 15 June 2020

NEW TESTAMENT/KOINE GREEK: This year we will be offering the Intermediate level *only*. The course will cover Chapters 11-20 from Duff’s textbook.

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  • The Summer School offers eight days of intensive teaching in Greek or Latin. We will also be offering Beginners’ classes in Coptic and Biblical Hebrew, as well as Intermediate Hebrew subject to demand. We will also be offering New Testament/Koine Greek (level to be determined based on interest).

  • Please note you may only study one language at the Summer School.

  • For general enquiries please email the Classics Summer School. NB there is no phone number linked to the Summer School. Please use the email provided.

  • The course is not residential, and there is no teaching during the weekend.

  • There are four language classes each day, as well as lectures and epigraphy workshops, between 10:30 and 16:30.

Teaching is generally in groups of 12-15, which, as far as possible, comprise students of roughly the same level of experience (beginners, intermediate or advanced). The style of teaching is friendly, but demanding: a lot of work is expected from students during the School, but they usually find the whole experience both stimulating and valuable. Some classes concentrate chiefly on reading texts, while others offer a mixture of grammar and translation practice. Our tutors include some of the most experienced and talented teachers of Classics in the London area and beyond.

The Summer School in Classics caters for school and university students, and for anyone else who wishes to learn Greek or Latin, or to revive their knowledge of the languages. Previous participants have included: students with no prior knowledge of the languages; pre-GCSE/GCSE and A-Level students; university students; mature applicants who wish to expand their linguistic knowledge. Our principal concern is to provide a thorough programme of language learning in a lively university environment.

Greek and Latin

We offer Ancient Greek and Latin language courses at all levels.

New Testament/Koine Greek, Coptic, and Biblical Hebrew

We offer courses for Beginners in Coptic and Biblical Hebrew, as well as an Intermediate Biblical Hebrew class (all subject to sufficient demand). We will be offering a New Testament/Koine Greek Intermediate class.


The provisional programme is now available. 


The cost of the summer school is £150.The fee covers tuition, but not accommodation or travel expenses. 


The Summer School is non-residential.  However, students who require somewhere to stay can (subject to availability) arrange accommodation in a University of London Hall of Residence.  Details of prices, availability and information on how to book can be found here.

Travel Grants and Bursaries

A limited number of grants may be available as a contribution to the travel costs of some students, though these may not cover all expenses. The travel grants will be arranged during the Summer School.

How to find us
University College London's Bloomsbury campus is located close to Euston station, and a short walk from Kings Cross/St Pancras. A map of the campus and information on individual venues can be found here. 

We are well served by public transport. Information on local bus and tube services can be found here: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/maps/public-transport/

The School is organised by

  • University College London

  • King's College London

Regulatory Framework
The UCL regulatory framework for life learning applies to this Summer School.