Research course

Greek, Latin, Ancient Middle East

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

UCL Greek & Latin has been ranked consistently among the top three UK departments in the field over the last decade: our flexible and interdisciplinary PhD programme prepares students for leading positions in the field, and we host international conferences several times a year.

UCL has one of the largest bodies of expertise on the ancient world in the United Kingdom; students have access to staff from UCL Greek & Latin, UCL History and the UCL Institute of Archaeology, as well as to staff with related interests in UCL Anthropology, the UCL English Department, the UCL Film Studies programme and UCL Hebrew & Jewish Studies.

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. UCL is part of the London Arts and Humanities Partnership, an AHRC-funded doctoral training partnership. This provides training for all PhD students in the consortium, whether funded by the AHRC or not: this includes intensive German and French language classes, for example, and facilitates collaboration at doctoral level with King's College London, the School of Advanced Study (University of London), and other major research institutions in London.

For Ancient Middle Eastern Studies, the London Centre for the Ancient Near East is organised by staff at UCL and offers a rich programme of seminars and lectures. We have close connections with the British Museum, which houses an important cuneiform collection.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Research degrees may start at any time of the year, but typically start in September.

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