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Latin

BA
  • UCAS code Q600
  • Option 3 years full time
  • Year of entry 2019

The course

Do you love Latin? Are you passionate about Roman literature? Would you like to further your mastery of the language by studying original texts as well as the artefacts, ideas and deeds of ancient Rome? If so, then this course is for you.

You will have already studied classical Latin to A-level standard and are now looking to hone your expertise in the language and literature of ancient Rome. As one of only five universities in the UK to offer this course, studying at Royal Holloway will enable you to delve into a wide range of non-linguistic subjects too, including: classical archaeology and ancient philosophy as well as ancient history and classical literature in translation.

With half your time devoted to studying and reading Latin texts in the original, this course is designed to develop your Latin language skills beyond your advanced level. Over three years you’ll become a specialist in both the language and literature of the ancient Romans with the opportunity to add Greek into your skillset too. The remainder of your time will be spent studying subjects available to Classics and Classical Studies students to broaden your horizons into Roman politics, economics and gender issues.

As a student of Latin 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.

  • Add depth to your studies with modules in ancient philosophy, history and archaeology.
  • Studying Latin gives you a rich and varied vocabulary, useful for all careers.
  • Develop analytical and verbal reasoning skills.
  • Study original artefacts as well as literature.
  • Opportunity to add Greek into your skillset 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

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