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Undergraduate subject


04 October 2023
An understanding of Latin greatly improves one’s command of spelling and grammar of English as well as other European languages.




Latin is one of the oldest languages in the western world, and many modern European languages such as Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and English share their origins with this ancient language.

Studying Latin gives you an in-depth look at Ancient Rome, whose politics and culture have influenced the systems we use in the modern world today.



UC offers a Certificate in Languages and Diploma in Languages in Latin.

See also Classics.

100-level courses

There are two beginner’s courses in Latin for first year, including reading Latin and grammar:

These courses are also available by Distance.

200 and 300-level courses

Advanced Latin courses gives you the ability to examine literary works and documents from Ancient Rome in their original language, such as Roman satire, poetry, and drama, from writers such as Cicero, Pliny the Younger, Vergil, Horace, and Petronius.

You can develop your own particular interests based on these and other authors and can embark on supervised research projects.



Career opportunities

As well as research and conservation work on Rome and the Ancient Mediterranean culture and artefacts, having advanced knowledge of Latin can be of use in industries such as government, law, medicine, and a variety of science fields.

Career pathways could include:

  • museums and galleries
  • publishing or editing
  • teaching
  • archaeology.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.

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