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Latin (Hons)

University of St Andrews

48 months
25100 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The BA in Latin (Hons) at the University of St Andrews will develop your Latin language skills. It will also develop skills of literary and cultural analysis which are important for understanding complex texts, arguments and problems in our own culture too.


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:

  • law
  • museums work
  • journalism
  • the theatre
  • civil service
  • teaching
  • finance
  • applied computing.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application deadline - 29 January for UK students


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

SQA Highers

  • AABB

GCE A-Levels

  • AAA

IB points

  • 36, including three subjects at HL6

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25100 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for St Andrews

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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