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Masters degrees in Latin equip postgraduates with the skills to critically analyse and understand the origins and development of Latin, and its historical linguistic and literary uses.
Related postgraduate specialisms include Classical Greek and Ancient Languages. Entry requirements normally include an appropriate undergraduate degree such as Classics, History, or Languages.
As one of the world’s oldest languages and the lingua franca of the Roman Empire, Latin has provided the basis for many linguistic, literary, and cultural traditions. As such, courses in this field offer a broad range of areas for you to specialise in.
For example, you might wish to explore the origins of Latin and its relationship with other Classical languages, or specialise in topics such as modern Latin usage and translation. Alternatively, you might investigate the historical role of Latin within the development of literature.
You could also explore the continued use and significance of Latin within diverse contexts, including theological liturgy or scientific classification. Similarly, you might examine the historical, social and political role of Latin in the spread of the Roman empire and its aftermath.
Careers in this field may include roles in academia and publishing, the media such as journalism, or even heritage management on behalf of institutions such as museums.
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The Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma in Latin provide a self-contained period of structured but challenging study for anyone who wishes to pursue their interest in Latin language and literature. Read more
The Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma in Greek and Latin provide a self-contained period of structured but challenging study for anyone who wishes to pursue their interest in both the Greek and Latin language. Read more
Our PGCE provides a clear, thoughtful and critical introduction to teaching Latin with Classics, drawing on leading education research carried out at King's. Read more
This programme will give you the opportunity to study specific periods and regions of classical civilisation, analyse the literary significance of texts, and develop your language skills in Greek and Latin. Read more
The MA in Ancient History and Classical Culture is a rigorous course that concentrates on the history and culture of ancient Greece and Rome, drawing on the expertise of internationally recognised scholars. Read more
The MA in Ancient Narrative Literature is a dynamic world-first. Its deep exploration of the narrative produced in ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt is informed by globally renowned research expertise. Read more
The MA in Classics delivers deep and evocative teaching of Greek and Latin language, literature and civilisation. As a Classics student, you will develop sophisticated reading skills in ancient languages as well as an ability to apply them to the most profound and important literary texts from the ancient world. Read more
The end of classical antiquity in the Mediterranean and the Middle East witnessed the formation of polities, institutions and ideologies which define and continue to influence our world to the present day. Read more
The MA Classics concentrates on the literature and culture of the Greco-Roman world in the original language. If you wish to develop both of your of Classical languages then an MA in Classics is the degree for you. Read more
This is a course geared towards preparing you for higher research into the interaction of the classical world with the Near East - partly through direct research training, and partly through modules taught by experts in their field, in small-group seminars. Read more
This programme gives you the opportunity to study ancient history at an advanced level, developing your interest in the ancient world and providing an excellent preparation for further graduate research. Read more
This intercollegiate MA is taught in collaboration with King's College London and Royal Holloway, University of London. The programme draws on the wealth of expertise across the three colleges and students benefit from full access to all modules. Read more
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