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BA Latin and Linguistics / Course details
Year of entry: 2020
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Our BA Latin and Linguistics Joint Honours course will enable you to develop your linguistic skills in an ancient language while delving into the science of language - an everyday phenomenon which impacts our lives on an individual and a global scale.
You will study topics such as the ways in which children acquire their first language, differences between the speech of men and women, how the sound systems and grammars of different types of language are organised, what happens when speakers of different languages come into contact, and much else besides.
You will also study Latin language and literature in each of your three years of study. You can learn Latin either as a beginner or from A-level standard. There is also the opportunity to take specialist courses in Ancient History, Philosophy, Art, Archaeology and Egyptology.
Our course will help you to develop analytical and problem-solving skills. Often dealing with granular and complex data, your combination of humanities and scientific understanding will allow you to make connections across multiple fields of employment.
Placement year option
Apply your subject-specific knowledge in a real-world context through a placement year in your third year of study, enabling you to enhance your employment prospects, clarify your career goals and build your external networks.
You may apply to spend one semester studying abroad during Year 2. Exchange partners are offered through the Erasmus Exchange scheme (in Sweden) and the Worldwide Exchange scheme (e.g. USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore).
Explore world-class collections
Enjoy unique opportunities to explore special archived material and carry out research in a wide range of archives, libraries, museums and other research institutions in Manchester and beyond.
You'll have exclusive access to the Special Collections of the John Rylands Library, including papyri, medieval manuscripts and early printed books.
Explore the practical application of your subject knowledge by taking part in teaching-enhancement projects. For example, some of our students have developed an online atlas of dialect variation in the UK.
Teaching and learning
Assessment practices vary between course units, but our aim overall is to achieve a good balance between formal examinations, continuous assessment and project work.
Written examinations are held at the end of most course units. The third year dissertation contributes 25% of the total marks for your degree.
Coursework and assessment
Assessment practices in different course units vary, but our basic aim is to achieve a good balance between formal examinations, continuous assessment, and project work. Written examinations are held at the end of most courses. The third-year dissertation provides 25% of the total marks for the degree.
Course content for year 1
Course units for year 1
|Constructing Archaic Greek History||CAHE10011||20||Optional|
|From Republic to Empire: Introduction to Roman History, Society & Culture 218-31BC||CAHE10022||20||Optional|
|Introduction to Mediterranean & Classical Archaeology||CAHE10122||20||Optional|
|The Making of the Mediterranean||CAHE10132||20||Optional|
|The Story of Britain||CAHE10141||20||Optional|
|Stories and Storytelling in the Ancient Greek and Roman Worlds||CAHE10212||20||Optional|
|Cities and Citizens||CAHE10231||20||Optional|
|Intensive Latin 1||CAHE20171||20||Optional|
|Advanced Latin Language 1||CAHE30110||20||Optional|
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Course content for year 2
Course units for year 2
|The Conquering Hero: The Life, Times and Legacy of Alexander The Great||CAHE20041||20||Optional|
|The Roman Empire 31BC - AD235: Rome's Golden Age||CAHE20051||20||Optional|
|Politics and Society in Classical Greece||CAHE20062||20||Optional|
|Intensive Greek 1||CAHE20151||20||Optional|
|CAHAE Long Essay||CAHE20391||20||Optional|
|Roman Women in 22 Objects||CAHE20532||20||Optional|
|Introduction to Ancient Philosophy||CAHE21052||20||Optional|
|The Roman Outlook: Hellenisation & Roman Values, 200BC - AD100||CAHE21431||20||Optional|
|Introduction to the History and Culture of Pharaonic Egypt||CAHE21441||20||Optional|
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Course content for year 3
Course units for year 3
|Through Cicero's Eyes||CAHE30032||20||Optional|
|Advanced Latin Language 2||CAHE30210||20||Optional|
|The Emergence of Civilisation: Palaces, Peak Santuaries and Politics in Minoan Crete||CAHE30221||20||Optional|
|Advanced Latin Language 3||CAHE30310||20||Optional|
|Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds (6th c. BCE - 3 c. CE)||CAHE30441||20||Optional|
|The Roman Army and the North-West Frontiers||CAHE30882||20||Optional|
|Greek Epic Poetry||CAHE31041||20||Optional|
|Egypt in the Graeco-Roman Worl||CAHE31401||20||Optional|
|Ancient Greek Mythology||CAHE34702||20||Optional|
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You'll have exclusive access to our internationally significant collections, including papyri, medieval manuscripts and early printed books such as very early copies of the Homeric poems.
The UK's leading university museum has more than four million objects spanning millennia, including one of the largest collections of ancient Egyptian artefacts in the UK. Go behind-the-scenes to handle, analyse and interpret rare artefacts, including exclusive material specific to ancient history.
Visit our facilities page to find out more.
For your Linguistics studies, we have two laboratories where you'll have the chance to use ultrasound imaging, laryngography and eye tracking technology. You'll also be able to use quantitative methods in the study of large language corpora.