Department of Greek & Latin


10 reasons to study with us

We one of the leading departments in the country for the study of the ancient world. We are passionate about sharing our knowledge and research through our teaching, publications and talks.

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Why study with us?

  1. Broad range of study options – flexible degree programmes with a wide choice of courses (including papyrology, linguistics, and ancient Middle Eastern languages, which are offered by very few Classics departments).
  2. World-class staff who are internationally recognized experts in their fields and regularly teach modules on their research projects, giving students access to cutting-edge thinking. All our staff are passionate about teaching students about the ancient world. Learn about our staff picks.
  3. Unrivalled London resources – we are within walking distance of UCL Library, the British Library, the British Museum, the Institute of Classical Studies (which has one of the best Classics libraries in the world), Senate House Library, the Warburg Institute.
  4. Small learning groups and individual feedback – small class sizes for all modules and opportunity for one-to-one meetings for coursework assignments or to discuss individual queries.
  5. Greek Play – opportunity of staging and experiencing a Greek Play in the Bloomsbury Theatre every year rather than just on the page in class.
  6. Active student body – academic and social events by a supportive Classics Society; regular opportunity to learn speaking Latin and Ancient Greek via Living Latin Society; support for travel via Stephen Instone Travel Award.
  7. Friendly and helpful professional services team – with open-door policy, always accessible for queries.
  8. A diverse and mixed staff and student body – people come from a wide range of countries and backgrounds, which offers a range of perspectives in discussions.
  9. Excellent student support – each student is assigned a transition mentor and a personal tutor; regular discussion of progress with personal tutor, who can point to UCL’s student support services when required.
  10. Outstanding career options – degree opens doors to all sorts of careers opportunities for internships in London and support from dedicated Careers Services. Our alumni have gone on to enjoy success in many spheres of life.