Skip to main content

Greek

BA
  • UCAS code Q700
  • Option 3 years full time
  • Year of entry 2018

The course

You’ll love this course if you are a Greek linguist who’s keen to develop their language skills and understanding of ancient Greece still further. With the opportunity to learn Latin and the chance to study the classical world through artefacts, ideas and past-deeds, there’s lots to learn on this course.

As those of you who have studied the language to A-level standard will know, learning classical Greek provides insights not only into ancient culture but also into the workings of language in general. This course is designed to develop your language skills still further by focusing on the study of ancient Greek texts. Over three years you’ll become a specialist in both the language and literature of the ancient Greeks with the opportunity to add Latin into your skillset too. For those who have a curiosity that extends beyond language and literature, there’s the option to study classical archaeology, ancient philosophy as well as ancient history and classical literature in translation.

As a student of Greek you will be part of our Classics Department, where the quality of research that informs our teaching and a friendly, individual approach which shapes the way we guide our students combine to create an unbeaten academic experience.

  • Become a specialist in both the language and literature of the ancient Greeks.
  • Half of your course focuses solely on developing your language skills.
  • Study texts’ social, cultural and historical contexts.
  • Gain analytical, communication and reasoning skills.
  • Enhance your language skills by learning Latin too.
95%

overall student satisfaction.

Source: NSS, 2017

3rd

in the UK for satisfaction with teaching.

Source: Guardian University Guide, 2018

89%

of our Classics graduates are employed or go onto further study within six months of graduating.

Source: DLHE, 2017

Explore Royal Holloway