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BA Ancient Languages

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Full Time

3 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

16130 GBP
9000 GBP
9000 GBP

Application fee

International 75 GBP
National 75 GBP
Arts & Humanities
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)92

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About this course

This unique degree offers training in an unparalleled range of ancient languages and their associated history, culture and textual traditions. Students study Hebrew and either Greek or Latin throughout the programme, plus up to three additional languages chosen from a wide selection including Akkadian, Aramaic, Egyptian, Sumerian, Syriac and Ugaritic.

Degree benefits
  • Our unique programme provision combines concentrated study of Greco-Roman and Semitic philology, providing students with an unparalleled insight into the key linguistic and textual traditions of the ancient world.
  • Based within UCL Hebrew & Jewish Studies and UCL Greek & Latin, students will also have access to the teaching facilities and expertise available university-wide, including in archaeology, ancient history, and linguistics.</s

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Eligibility Criteria

Entry requirements
A Levels
  • Grades: AAB
  • Subjects: An ancient or modern language at grade A, unless an ancient and a modern language are offered at GCSE with grade C or above.
  • AS Levels: For UK-based students a pass in a further subject at AS level or equivalent is required.
  • GCSEs: English Language at grade B, plus Mathematics at grade C. 
  • For UK-based students, a grade C or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required. UCL provides opportunities to meet the foreign language requirement following enrolment, further details at: www.ucl.ac.uk/ug-reqs
IB Diploma
  • Points: 36
  • Subjects: A total of 17 points in three higher level subjects, with no score below 5, to include an ancient or modern language at grade 6 unless an ancient and a modern language are offered at GCSE with grade C or above.
English language requirements
  • 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.
  • The English language level for this programme is: Advanced
  • A variety of English language programmes are offered at the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education.

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Course Modules

Degree structure
  • In each year of your degree you will take a number of individual courses, normally valued at 0.5 or 1.0 credits, adding up to a total of 4.0 credits for the year. Courses are assessed in the academic year in which they are taken. The balance of compulsory and optional courses varies from programme to programme and year to year. A 1.0 credit is considered equivalent to 15 credits in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).
  • In year one you will take courses in Biblical Hebrew, either Latin or Greek, and introductory historical linguistics. You will additionally be able to start studying a third and, if desired, fourth ancient language, drawn from an extensive selection (see the list given in the Degree Structur

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How to Apply

Applications for UCL's undergraduate programmes are made through UCAS who provide application services for UK higher education providers. Full details of how to complete your application through UCAS are provided on the UCAS website.

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