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3 years

Start date


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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Latin Language

Course type


Course Summary

Latin (MA) is mainly of interest to those who want to learn Latin to advanced level and beyond, as well as delve into their own research of a particular author or authors.

You can start from complete beginners’ level, intermediate or advanced, based on your existing qualifications and knowledge.

Students can study:

  • Latin (MA)
  • Latin (PG Diploma)
  • Latin (PG Certificate)

For those who have been studying Latin privately, we offer a test to place them in the correct level of language learning.

PhD candidates, or those planning to embark on a PhD, can use this degree to increase their competency in Latin. For those interested in teaching Latin at any level, Latin (MA) can provide an internationally recognised qualification. The degrees in Latin are available only as part-time options.

Course Overview

These programmes offer students the opportunity to focus exclusively on the acquisition and/or development of Latin and can be started at beginners, intermediate or advanced level depending on their linguistic ability.

Career Opportunities

Latin (MA) provides a strong foundation for postgraduate work, particularly for those interested in working on Latin language or linguistics. Many students study for the PG Certificate or Diploma in Latin in advance of undertaking a PhD in Classics.

The course also provides a professional qualification for teachers or others seeking Continuing Professional Development.

Students can also exit with PGDip and PGCert.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

The entry requirement for these degrees is a 2.2 undergraduate degree. In addition, the School encourages students with an equivalent and appropriate professional qualification or significant and relevant professional experience to apply.

University information

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) is the oldest higher education institution in Wales and one of the newest. In 2022 it will celebrate 200 years since the original Lampeter campus was founded in 1822. Its 1828 Royal Charter is the third oldest in the UK after Oxford and Cambridge. A merger of the University of Wales Lampeter and Trinity University College Carmarthen in 2010, followed by Swansea Metropolitan University joining...more

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