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Royal Holloway, University of London

Latin

UCAS Code: Q600

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B-A,B,B

- Where an applicant is taking the EPQ alongside A-levels, the EPQ will be taken into consideration and result in lower A-level grades being required. - Socio-economic factors which may have impacted an applicant’s education will be taken into consideration and alternative offers may be made to these applicants. Required Subjects: A level Latin at grade B or grade A or grade 7 GCSE if not taken at A level

Access to HE Diploma

D:24,M:21,P:0

Access must be in a related subject area PLUS GCSE grade A or grade 7 Latin, or AS/A-Level in Latin grade B. Please note that the Access to Higher Education Diploma will only be acceptable if the applicant has had a considerable break from education

Applicants with the Cambridge Pre-U are strongly encouraged to apply to Royal Holloway. Offers will be made on the basis of equivalent A-Level grades as can be found on the Royal Holloway website.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

We require at least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9 - 4 including English and Mathematics and GCSE Latin grade A or grade 7 if not taken at a Higher Level.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

Grades 5,5,5 at Higher Level including 5 in Higher or Standard Level Latin with a minimum of 32 points overall

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H3,H3,H3

Subjects to include H3 in Latin at Higher Level

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DD

BTEC must be in a related subject and A-Level grade B plus GCSE Latin grade A or grade 7, or AS/A-Level Latin grade B

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D

Plus A-Levels graded B,B and GCSE Latin grade A or grade 7, or AS/A-Level Latin grade B.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

BTEC must be in a related subject PLUS GCSE Latin grade A or grade 7, or AS/A-Level Latin grade B

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B,B-B,B,B

Grade B in Latin is required

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

Grade B in Latin is required

Requirements are as for A-levels where one non-subject-specified A-level can be replaced by the same grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate

UCAS Tariff

120-152

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Latin studies

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 skill set 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 skill set too.

Modules

Please refer to our website for information: https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/classics/latin.aspx

Assessment methods

Your course will be assessed by a combination of examinations and in-course assignments in the form of essays or presentations.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£17,300
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/studyhere/undergraduate/feesandfunding/bursariesandscholarships/home.aspx

The Uni


Course location:

Royal Holloway, University of London

Department:

Classics and Philosophy

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

83%
med
Latin studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Classics

Teaching and learning

100%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

80%
Library resources
79%
IT resources
75%
Course specific equipment and facilities
86%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
30%
Male students
70%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Classics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
82%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
16%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
12%
Childcare and related personal services
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Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Latin studies

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