Year 1: If you start Latin in the Level 1 course, you will be introduced to key concepts in the study of Latin language; learn the basic features of Latin grammar and syntax; study basic vocabulary; learn how to translate simple Latin sentences into English.
You will also study two other subjects in year 1 according to your interests: see Degrees in Arts, Science and Social Sciences.
Year 2: In Level - 2, you will have the opportunity to increase your knowledge of vocabulary and grammar, enabling you to translate passages of literary Latin into English.
You will read works by a range of authors, and study literary and social contexts as well as language and style, developing your critical skills.
You will go on to study a selection of Latin prose and verse texts.
You will also study one or two other subjects in year 2 according to your interests: see Degrees in Arts, Science and Social Sciences.
Years 3 and 4: If you successfully complete the courses in first and second year, you may progress to Honours (years three and four). You may take Honours either as a Single Honours student specialising entirely in Latin or as a Joint Honours student, taking Latin in combination with another subject. Whichever you choose, the Honours programme involves two years of study.
You will study topics such as epic, love-poetry, drama and the novel, where their impact on other European literatures can easily be traced. There is also the opportunity to start or continue the study of Greek.
2023 entry requirements
Standard entry: 5 Highers at AAAAA or Advanced Higher at B plus AAAA (by end S6 with min BBBB after S5) including English and a humanities subject.
Widening access entry: 4 Highers at AABB/BBBB (by end S6) including English and a humanities subject. Completion of pre-entry programme is necessary.
College of Arts
School of Humanities