Greek and English BA

London, Bloomsbury
Greek and English BA (2022)

This three-year degree programme offers you the opportunity to study Greek and English in parallel, and to gain knowledge of two diverse bodies of language, literature and culture, and the myriad relations between them. The programme allows you to develop your skills in criticism and expression, cultural self-awareness and comparison.

UK students International students
Study mode
Full-time
Duration
3 academic years
UK tuition fees (2022/23)
£9,250
Overseas tuition fees (2022/23)
£24,000
Programme starts
September 2023
Application deadline
25 Jan 2023
UCAS course code
Q7Q3

Entry requirements

Grades
AAB
Subjects
Ancient Greek and English Literature/Language and Literature at grade A required.
GCSEs
English Language at grade B or 6 and Mathematics at grade C or 5.

Contextual offer information

Grades
BBB more about contextual offers
Subjects
Ancient Greek Literature/Language and Literature and English required
GCSEs
English Language at grade B or 6 and Mathematics at grade C or 5.
Points
36
Subjects
A total of 17 points in three higher level subjects including Greek and English Literature/Language and Literature at grade 6, with no higher level score below 5.

Contextual offer

Points
32 more about contextual offers
Subjects
A total of 15 points in three higher level subjects including Greek and English Literature/Language and Literature at grade 6, with no higher level score below 5.

UK applicants qualifications

For entry requirements with other UK qualifications accepted by UCL, choose your qualification from the list below:

Equivalent qualification

Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

Pass in Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit, all from Level 3 units. Please note, where subject specific requirements are stipulated at A level we may review your Access to HE syllabus to ensure you meet the subject specific requirements prior to a final decision being communicated.

Successful completion of the WBQ Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate plus 2 GCE A levels at grades AAB, including Greek and English.

A,A,B at Advanced Highers (or A,A at Advanced Higher and B,B,B at Higher), including Greek and English at grade A.

D3,D3,M1 in three Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects, including Greek and English at D3

Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

International applications

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

Access and widening participation

UCL is committed to widening access to higher education. If you are eligible for Access UCL you do not need to do anything in addition to the standard UCAS application. Your application will be automatically flagged when we receive it.

Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates

UCL Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates (UPCs) are intensive one-year foundation courses for international students of high academic potential who are aiming to gain access to undergraduate degree programmes at UCL and other top UK universities.

Typical UPC students will be high achievers in a 12-year school system which does not meet the standard required for direct entry to UCL.

For more information see: ucl.ac.uk/upc.

English language requirements

The English language level for this programme is: Advanced

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If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency. Information about the evidence required, acceptable qualifications and test providers can be found on our English language requirements page.

A variety of English language programmes are offered at the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education.

Course overview

Each year you will take 120 credits, divided evenly between Greek and English.

You will take 30 credits in Ancient Greek at a level appropriate to your previous experience every year. In addition, there are compulsory modules including: Interpreting Greek Literature, Narrative Texts, Cultural and Intellectual Sources in year one, Classics and Literary Theory in Year 2, and an interdisciplinary extended essay in Year 3.

Remaining optional modules may be selected from the range offered by UCL Greek & Latin and UCL English. Students on this degree programme may not take elective modules in other departments.

What this course will give you

Study in two departments rated in the UK top six (Guardian University Guide 2022) at a university ranked 5th in the world for the arts and humanities (THE World University Rankings by Subject 2022).

You will have access to an unparalleled range of options, from Roman Love Poetry and Roman Satire to Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare, the Eighteenth Century and Modern Literature.

UCL has excellent library facilities and is ideally situated in London, close to world-renowned resources such as the British Museum, the British Library and the Institute of Classical Studies.

The lively student-run Classical Society organises an annual Classics play (a Greek or Latin drama in translation) at the nearby Bloomsbury Theatre. The English Society also supports theatre productions, as well as social activities, speaker events, and contributing to UCL Festival of the Arts.

Teaching and learning

In each year of your degree you will take a number of individual modules, normally valued at 15 or 30 credits, adding up to a total of 120 credits for the year. Modules are assessed in the academic year in which they are taken. The balance of compulsory and optional modules varies from programme to programme and year to year. A 30-credit module is considered equivalent to 15 credits in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

Upon successful completion of 360 credits, you will be awarded a BA (Hons) in Greek and English.

Modules

Please note that the list of modules given here is indicative. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change. Modules that are in use for the current academic year are linked for further information. Where no link is present, further information is not yet available.

Full-time

Each year your studies will be divided evenly between Greek and English.

In addition, there are compulsory modules including: Interpreting Latin Literature, Narrative Texts, Cultural and Intellectual Sources in year one, Classics and Literary Theory in Year 2, and an interdisciplinary extended essay in Year 3.

Remaining optional modules may be selected from the range offered by UCL Greek & Latin and UCL English. Students on this degree programme may not take elective modules in other departments.

Your learning

You will be taught through lectures, seminars and small-group work. Some modules will involve student presentations. You will be assigned a Personal Tutor with whom you will review your progress on a regular basis.

In the English Department students will be producing two tutorial essays a term (one for each of their English modules) for one-to-one tutorials with their Personal Tutor.

33% of a student’s time is spent in lectures and seminars and the remainder in independent study.

Assessment

The modules will be examined by a mixture of essays, end-of-year examinations and a compulsory final-year extended essay based on supervised independent research (overseen by the Greek & Latin department). Some Greek language modules involve in-class tests and grammar quizzes.

Accessibility

Details of the accessibility of UCL buildings can be obtained from AccessAble. Further information can also be obtained from the UCL Student Support & Wellbeing team.

London and across the UK - Open day

UCAS Fairs and Events

UCL will be attending the UCAS fairs and events for 2022 in London and across the UK and we look forward to meeting you at one of these events.

Online - Open day

Undergraduate Virtual Open Days

Our virtual Open Days are an opportunity for students to learn about all our programmes of study and book onto live interactive sessions. The sessions will give you a unique opportunity to speak with admissions and academic staff and interact with current students. Our virtual site will go live on Monday 16 May where you can book onto sessions.

The foundation of your career

The Greek and English BA is a rigorous and broad-ranging degree, qualifying you for a remarkably wide variety of jobs. The Classical Society hosts regular talks from former students, which may help guide you in your future career choices.

Employability

Graduates of Greek and English may acquire a thorough grounding in the skills of expression and analysis, and a refined sensibility of cultural appreciation and analysis. The degree is rigorous and will open up a wide range of career possibilities including culture and the arts, media, law, finance, management and consultancy, government and politics.

Fees and funding

Fees for this course

UK students International students
Fee description Full-time
Tuition fees (2022/23) £9,250
Tuition fees (2022/23) £24,000

The fees indicated are for undergraduate entry in the 2022/23 academic year. The UK fees shown are for the first year of the programme at UCL only. Fees for future years may be subject to an inflationary increase. The Overseas fees shown are the fees that will be charged to 2022/23 entrants for each year of study on the programme, unless otherwise indicated below.

Full details of UCL's tuition fees, tuition fee policy and potential increases to fees can be found on the UCL Students website: ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/undergraduate/funding-your-studies.

Additional costs

There may be site visits within central London, incurring costs. Some modules may require the purchase of specific books. Module descriptions and recommended texts are outlined each year on the Greek and Latin website, normally from February of the preceding academic year. 

A guide including rough estimates for these and other living expenses is included on the UCL Fees and funding pages. If you are concerned by potential additional costs for books, equipment, etc., please get in touch with the relevant departmental contact (details given on this page).

Funding your studies

Various funding options are available, including student loans, scholarships and bursaries. UK students whose household income falls below a certain level may also be eligible for a non-repayable bursary or for certain scholarships. Please see the Fees and funding pages for more details.

Scholarships

The Scholarships and Funding website lists scholarships and funding schemes available to UCL students. These may be open to all students, or restricted to specific nationalities, regions or academic department.

Next steps

How to apply

Application for admission should be made through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). Applicants currently at school or college will be provided with advice on the process; however, applicants who have left school or who are based outside the United Kingdom may obtain information directly from UCAS.

Selection

For further information on UCL's selection process see: How we assess your application.

Each application is assessed carefully. Applications first shortlisted by UCL Greek & Latin will be passed to UCL English for consideration. UK-based candidates with strong UCAS applications will then be shortlisted for interview with two members of staff in UCL English.

After the interview, applicants will be asked to write a short, forty-minute essay on a piece of unseen (English) poetry or prose. Candidates based outside the UK will not be interviewed, but may be asked to complete a written exercise and return it by email instead.

Offer-holders will be invited to an open day, which will include a lunch with staff and current students where you can discuss the degree programme and studying at UCL, living in London, and take a tour of the campus.

This page was last updated 28 Sep 2021