The MA in Latin (Hons) at the University of St Andrews will require you to engage in depth with a wide range of texts from classical antiquity. It involves study of the many different genres of ancient Latin literature from epic poetry and elegy to historiography and letter-writing.
You will be required to develop skills of reading and understanding these texts in the original language. In the process you will also gain a broad understanding of ancient social, cultural and political history.
The MA (Hons) in Latin is a four-year course run by the School of Classics. In the first year, if you have not studied Latin previously, you will be introduced to Latin language and literature from scratch. If you have already studied Latin at a higher level, in your first year you will undertake more advanced study in language and literature in modules that integrate the study of literary texts with linguistic and translation exercises.
Latin students at St Andrews have traditionally progressed into a very wide range of careers on graduating. Some continue their academic careers via a postgraduate training degree to doctoral study either in St Andrews or at another university. Other students have progressed to postgraduate qualifications in teaching, law or finance.
Recent Latin graduates have moved into careers in:
- museums work
- the theatre
- civil service
- applied computing.
- Latin Philosophical Writing
- Latin Didactic Poetry
- Roman Satire
- Latin Oratory
- Latin Lyric
- Late Antique Latin Literature
- Latin Prose Composition
- Senecan Tragedy
- Roman Epic
- Roman Biography
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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Application deadline - 29 January for UK students
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 36, including three subjects at HL6
International25100 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25100 GBP per year during 48 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.
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