Undergraduate study in Greek

The major in Greek is no longer available for new enrolments. You can still take individual courses as part of a major in Classical Studies and Ancient History or as electives.

What you can study in Greek

You will acquire knowledge of ancient Greek language. This gives you access to literary texts, so you can develop an appreciation of ancient Greek literature, philosophy and history.

The Greeks established literary genres that have had a profound influence on European literature. Ancient Greek masterpieces include Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, the histories of Herodotus and the dramas of Euripides and Aristophanes. Greek myth and legend is a formative element of the European imagination, and the central stream of European philosophy flows from the thought and writings of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle.

Structuring your major in Greek

You can take a major in Greek as one of the two components of your double major for a BA. You will need to pass at least 120 points (eight courses) towards each of your majors, including at least 45 points (three courses) at Stage III.

If you first enrolled in a BA prior to 2018

  • For a single major you must pass at least 135 points, including at least 60 points above Stage II.
  • For a double major you must pass at least 120 points in each of two majors, including at least 45 points above Stage II in each major.


Explore the undergraduate courses you can take as part of a major in Greek. You would normally take Stage I courses in your first year, Stage II in your second and Stage III in your third.

You must pass the following courses as part of the Greek major:

  • Two courses from GREEK 300–310
  • You may also include up to three courses from ANCIENT 102-130, 200, 251, 254–256, 258–260, 285, 300, 351, 354–356, 358–360, 385
  • LATIN 100, 101, 200–250, 300–310

Scholarships and awards

Help and advice

Our friendly staff will provide you with advice on planning your degree and enrolling in your courses at Student Hubs.

If you would like to find out more about studying Greek, you can contact our Undergraduate Adviser.