Greek with Latin BA

London, Bloomsbury

This programme offers the opportunity to develop expertise in two ancient languages simultaneously, while developing a sophisticated critical approach to the ancient world through essay work. Students will focus on Greek in Years 2 and 3, taking more modules in this language.

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
Q7Q6

Entry requirements

Grades
AAB
Subjects
Ancient/Classical Greek 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/Classical Greek 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 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 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.

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

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

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

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


The main emphasis of the programme is on the study of Latin and Greek texts in the original language. The choice of optional modules is very wide, but the language element follows a set pattern.

You will take at least 30 credits of Latin-based modules and at least 30 credits of Greek-based modules in your first year, and can then concentrate on Greek-based modules in your second and third years.

In addition, there are some compulsory modules in the first and second years involving texts in translation.

What this course will give you

UCL is ranked among the top six universities in the UK for Classics by the Guardian University Guide 2022.

You will have access to an unparalleled range of options, from Roman Love Poetry to Greek Palaeography, from Ancient Greek Religion to Roman Epic.

UCL has excellent library facilities and is ideally situated close to London's 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) shown at the nearby Bloomsbury Theatre, as well as other events.

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 with Latin.

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.

The main emphasis of the programme is on the study of Latin and Greek texts in the original language. The choice of optional modules is very wide, but the language element follows a set pattern.

At least 25% of your modules in your first year must be Latin-based modules and at least 25% must be Greek-based. You can then concentrate on Greek-based modules in your second and third years.

In addition, there are some compulsory modules in the first and second years involving texts in translation.

Your learning

You will be taught through lectures, seminars and small-group work. Some sessions involve direct study of artefacts, including access to the collections of the British Museum.

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

Assessment

Most modules combine both continuous assessment and end-of-year written examinations, although a few modules are assessed solely by one or other of these methods.

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.

The foundation of your career

The Greek with Latin 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.

Career destinations in recent years have included: teaching, law, computing, accountancy, marketing, banking, music (classical and popular), acting, the media, business, the voluntary sector, local government and politics, as well as graduate study.

Employability

Knowledge of languages such as Latin and Greek will help you to develop mental agility and versatility, equipping you with the ability to learn modern languages with comparative ease and opening up a wide range of possibilities for the future.

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 carefully assessed. 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.