Capital Classics

Department of Greek and Latin,University College London

The Department of Greek and Latin at University College London is one of the premier Classics departments in the world and has always been ranked highly for its research and its teaching; it takes full advantage of its location in central London close to major resources and cultural institutions.

The Department offers a wide range of courses on the languages and literatures of ancient Greece and Rome. It runs undergraduate programmes for those with previous knowledge of ancient Greek and/or Latin and for those without, which allow students to focus on language and literature as well as to take a broader view of the classical world. There are also taught postgraduate courses in Classics and in the Reception of the Classical World; and there is the opportunity to study for a PhD qualification by doing individual research under expert supervision. All courses can be followed full-time or part-time. The atmosphere in the Classics community at UCL is friendly and personal. Anyone interested in the Classics who is not able to commit to a full degree programme is welcome to attend individual courses under the Department’s Continuing Education Scheme.

The Department also hosts a number of events for the general public, such as the annual Greek Play at the Bloomsbury Theatre or the annual Housman Lecture. In particular, it organizes Open Days, Taster Days, Classics Fairs and Summer Schools each year, which give school students of all age groups the chance to get a taste of Classics at university and find out about this interesting subject. There are also several study days for secondary school teachers on key topics on the curriculum, such as fifth-century Athens, each year. Members of staff are available for visits to schools in the London area and talks about a wide range of Classics-related subjects.

The Department of Greek and Latin, University College London: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/classics
The Department’s work with the Capital Classics project and Schools and College page: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/classics/schools-and-colleges

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