Research course

Greek and Latin

UCL - University College London · Greek and Latin

Entry requirements

A Master’s degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Months of entry


Course content

We encourage applications in all areas of the Graeco-Roman world and its reception in subsequent eras; we have international experts in the fields of literature, philosophy, language and papyrology, and we are keen to set up collaborative PhD research with neighbouring disciplines (from anthropology and archaeology to film studies and economics).

UCL has one of the largest bodies of expertise on the ancient world in the United Kingdom; students have access to staff from the Department of Greek & Latin, the Department of History and the Institute of Archaeology, as well as to staff with related interests in UCL Anthropology, UCL Hebrew & Jewish Studies, the Faculty of Laws, and the Wellcome Centre for the History of Medicine. Major research libraries and institutes are a few minutes' walk away, including the Institute of Classical Studies, the Warburg Institute, the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, the Institute of Historical Research, Senate House Library, the British Library and the British Museum.

Department specialisms

Ancient philosophy and science Greek literature: archaic poetry; Greek law and the ancient orators Greek and Roman historiography Historical linguistics: Mycenaean and the Greek dialects Papyrology Reception of the Classical World Roman literature: love poetry; Ovid; Cicero.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

UK students
£4,635 (FT) £2,315 (PT)
International students
£16,690 (FT) £8,500 (PT)

Three Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities will be available for PhD students starting in 2015 in the areas of literature, language and history. UCL is part of the London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP), a consortium of UCL, King's College London, and the School of Advanced Study. Every year a number of studentships will be available to applicants in Classics: please check the LAHP or Greek & Latin website for details

Funding opportunities available for students taking research programmes are available at:

Qualification and course duration


part time
60 months
full time
36 months


part time
60 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Dr Stephen Colvin
+44 (0)20 7679 4570
020 7679 3001