You begin a programme of intensive language study designed to bring your proficiency up to degree level and allow you to engage on all levels with texts in the original Latin. You will also take core modules introducing Greek and Roman literature, art and history, and a first year in-depth study. An introduction to the reception of classical culture in the modern world (Classics and Popular Culture) is optional.
You will continue with Latin modules at an appropriate level and do an extended source study as preparation for third year dissertation work. You also choose from a wide range of optional modules on the literature, art, history and society of the ancient world, including an innovative independent second year project.
As well as continuing Latin at Advanced level, you will either pursue your interests in a 10,000-word dissertation or take a Special Subject, which involves detailed, in-depth study of a particular topic (taught in seminars). A choice of further optional modules completes the year.
You will have a broad knowledge of classical history, society and culture, and an in-depth knowledge of specific areas covered in your dissertation or special subject. You will be able to read Latin literature in the original. Transferable skills you will have developed include the ability to think independently, to construct a logical argument, and to communicate effectively.