Department of Greek & Latin


Graduate Taught

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

We have a thriving postgraduate community, with 30-40 postgraduate students at any time, with research student projects ranging across the whole field of Greek, Roman and ancient Middle Eastern studies and their reception.

Facilities for postgraduate study are outstanding. We are within walking distance of the British Museum and the British Library. UCL has its own excellent research libraries, and the major libraries of the Institute of Classical Studies, the Warburg Institute, the Institute of Historical Research, and University of London Senate House Library are five minutes away. Our graduate students enjoy dedicated research and social space and IT facilities within the department.

Overseas students can now apply to our MA Programmes up until 28 June and home students until 30 August

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Programme Structure and Modules for MA Classics

This MA programme is for students who are already able to use authors and sources in one or more ancient languages. Find out about the different modules available for this year in the MA Classics.

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Programme Structure and Modules for MA Reception of the Classical World

This MA programme is for students with a first degree in classics, classical civilisation, history, art, archaeology, modern languages, or comparative literature who wish to develop their understanding of classical culture, as a foundation for further research or as a qualification in its own right. Knowledge of Ancient Greek or Latin is not required. Find out about the structure of this degree and the different modules available for MA Reception.

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Full-time Staff

Find out more about our staff research interests. For a full list of staff and research students see our People page.