Postgraduate study in Latin

Postgraduate study opportunities in Latin

Postgraduate study in Latin involves advanced study of the language and of literary texts in the original.

Courses reflect the research strengths of Classics and Ancient History, which include: drama, epic and lyric poetry, historiography, philosophy and satire.

Each year a different range of courses is made available. The content of non-specific course titles changes from year to year. For information about the courses available in your year of study, contact Classics and Ancient History towards the end of the preceding year.

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Latin

The BA(Hons) is a stand alone degree at postgraduate level. It may be taken after a completed BA and is awarded as a separate qualification. The BA(Hons) may be used as the entry qualification for the one year MA.

Admission requirements

A BA with a major in Latin. You must have an average grade of B or higher in 45 points above Stage II in the major.

Programme overview

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Required course of study

The 120-point structure for the BA(Hons) in Latin is made up of 60 points of taught courses in selected texts or authors, 30 points of Latin language study and unprepared translation, and 30 points of research essays. In consultation with the Graduate Adviser, you may take up to 30 points from graduate courses in other disciplines.

Consult the BA(Hons) schedule for the courses you may take and how to structure your study.

Master of Arts in Latin

Programme overview

Master of Arts

There are two separate MA options, depending on your entrance pathway.

120-point (one-year) MA

The 120-point MA requires one year of full-time study, with admission from a BA(Hons) or PGDipArts. It is available as either a research or taught masters.

Admission requirements

A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Latin with an average grade of B or higher. There are higher requirements for some research options.

Required course of study

Consult the MA schedule for how to structure your study and for the courses you may take.

240-point (two-year) MA

The 240-point MA requires two consecutive years of full-time study, with admission from a BA or approved equivalent qualification. It is available as either a research or taught masters.

Admission requirements

A BA with a major in Latin together with GREEK 100 and 101. You must have an average grade of B or higher in at least 45 points above Stage II in the major.

To progress to the second year of the MA

In the first 120 points of MA enrolment, you must achieve:

  • An average grade of B, or
  • For a research masters, any grade specified for enrolment in a thesis or research portfolio.

If you do not achieve the required grade, enrolment for the MA cannot continue.

Required course of study

Consult the MA schedule for how to structure your study and for the courses you may take.

Apply and enrol

To apply and enrol for postgraduate study, visit our page on how to apply.
 

Contact a Graduate Adviser

For more information on postgradute study in Latin, contact an Adviser.