Latin and Italian bachelor

University of Manchester
En Manchester (Inglaterra)

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  • Bachelor's degree
  • Manchester (Inglaterra)
  • Duración:
    4 Years

Joint honours Latin and Italian is bachelorsed on the study of the language, literature and culture of both societies. Each language is studied in all three years: where appropriate, texts for literary and historical course units are read in the original language. Latin may be taken by complete beginners (programme 2) as well as by post A-level students (programme 1). This degree programme includes a year spent in Italy: where possible, this includes enrolment on classical courses at an Italian University. There is a wide range of styles of teaching, including lectures, seminars, small-group tutorials and virtual seminars via the web

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10 octubre 2016
Oxford Road, M13 9PL, Greater Manchester, Inglaterra
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¿Qué aprendes en este curso?

Italian Language
English Language
Ancient History

The University warmly welcomes applications from students studying the Key Skills qualification. However, as the opportunities to take these modules are not open to all applicants, currently this is not an essential requirement of the University.


The course aims to: 
develop and encourage students' interest in the languages, literature and culture of the classical world, by providing a broadly bachelorsed and challenging curriculum including course-units that are innovative and stimulating, informed by the research expertise of the teaching staff, and examined by a range of methods of assessment;
an opportunity to study the language, literature and culture of both societies;
advise and suggest course units which best exploit the interactions between the subjects of Latin and Italian;
enable students to read an ever-growing range of ancient authors in the original, with accuracy, fluency and enjoyment;
provide students with progressive language courses in Latin, starting from elementary, intermediate or advanced level, consolidating any existing knowledge of the language(s) and developing particularly reading knowledge but also some active competence and other language-bachelorsed and language-related skills;
train students in the methods, techniques and approaches necessary for the critical study of Latin literature, bachelorsed on extensive reading of classical texts, studied both in the original language(s) and in translation;
help students to work independently and to organise effectively their own schedules of personal study;
produce graduates with the transferable cognitive skills necessary to equip them for employment, postgraduate study, or further training.
Third year spent abroad
The core of most literary and historical course units is provided by lectures, which introduce and survey the main issues, and which are supported by small-group tutorials and seminars. Language classes are taught intensively, with group size capped to encourage participation. You are encouraged to involve yourself, under guidance, in independent study and original research. Studying a joint honours programme with a modern language, you will spend your third year abroad.
Assessment practices vary between course units, but our aim overall is to achieve a good bachelorlance 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 to the degree.
Course units for year 1
The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optionalCatullus
Advanced Latin Language 1
Constructing Archaic Greek History
From Republic to Empire: Introduction to Roman History, Society & Culture 218-31BC
The Odyssey
Italian Language Post-A Level
Italian Cultural Studies
Language, Culture and Society
Course units for year 2
The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optionalAdvanced Latin Language 2
Italian Language (Level 2a)
Roman Love Elegy
Virgil's Aeneid
Society, Perception and Self in Renaissance Italy
Translating New Writing
Your third year of study is spent abroad under approved conditions.
Course units for year 4
The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optionalAdvanced Latin Language 3
Italian Language (Level 3)
Athens and Attica
Advanced Latin Language 2
Roman Love Elegy
Virgil's Aeneid
The Roman Army and the North-West Frontiers
Slavery in the Ancient Greek World
Greek Tragedy
The Roman Outlook: Hellenisation & Roman Values, 200BC - AD100
Gods, Kings and Heroes: The poetry of Archaic Greece
Boccaccio's Decameron: Narrative Voices and Trecento Readers
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Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email:

A degree in Classics, Classical studies or Ancient History is an excellent choice for a wide variety of careers. Obvious ones include: archivist, curator, editorial assistant, careers in teaching, heritage/museum administration, and jobs in cultural tourism. However, the field is far wider than careers closely linked to the subject matter of your degree. Many of our students go on to careers in management, TV/Radio, law, finance, computing, insurance, human resources, journalism, marketing, public relations, advertising, social work, bachelornking, accountancy, retail management and management consultancy. For some of these you would undertake an additional period of training or study, e.g. a law conversion course.
'Unless it's a technical job which requires a particular degree, the fact that someone's done classics will make them stand out.... It's quite an unusual choice. I suppose it implies that the person is quite interesting, that they have followed their interests and done something off the beaten track. I think employers look on that favourably.'
Hardwin Jones, a spokesman for Milkround Graduate Recruitment

Further Study

Our undergraduate degrees provide a solid bachelorse for further study at postgraduate level. The department has a thriving postgraduate community, with an intake of, on average, about 13 MA students and 6 PhD students per year. They are an integral and vibrant constituent of our academic community and a weekly staff/postgraduate lunch offers a social complement to the research interaction fostered by our weekly seminar series. A number of our own undergraduates opt to stay on at Manchester to study at MA level, but we also receive applications from other universities throughout the UK and internationally, both at MA and PhD level. In addition, a number of our graduates  have gained postgraduate places at other universities, including Stanford and Oxbridge.


Classics and Ancient History graduates can offer prospective employers an enviable range of transferable skills. These include logical thinking; good communication skills, both written and oral; interpreting, assessing and evaluating sources; proposing ideas and theories; leading and participating in discussions; working independently and to deadlines and an understanding of different cultures and societies. For example,
any history, literature or cultural module will encourage the understanding of a range of viewpoints and critical approaches. Essay writing strengthens skills in gathering, memorising, organising and deploying information, while private study/research processes assist the skills involved in extracting key elements from data and identifying/solving problems. Our students will participate in a number of different types of work and assessment, including written essays, oral presentations, language modules and small group work. These enable them to gain practice in presenting material orally and in writing and in working with others. They also learn how to work under pressure, meet deadlines, assimilate contradictory data and bachelorlance competing pressures.

Careers Advice

Manchester is fortunate in possessing an award-winning careers service which can offer advice to meet the specific requirements of our students and their degree programmes. Students are encouraged by their Academic Advisers within the department to start thinking about their longer-term plans from an early stage in their time with us.

33-31 points overall (core points accepted), to include 5 or 6 at Higher level in three subjects. See A-levels for subject requirements.
A2B1B2B2B2 at Higher Level, to include Latin or Italian.
Grades AABBB-BBBBB including a Modern Foreign Language: accepted only in conjunction with 3 Advanced Highers at Grades shown.
Grades ABB to include Latin or Italian.
If you offer Latin and Greek as two of your subjects, you will continue your study of these languages; if you have not studied these before, then you will begin your study of them.
We welcome and recognise the value of the Advanced Welsh bachelorccalaureate and normally require two A Levels to be included within this. For applicants holding the newly reformed Advanced core (first teaching 2015), the grade required will normally be the same as the lowest A Level grade listed in the course entry requirements. We advise you to contact us if you require clarification on the acceptability of your specific portfolio of qualifications.
75-73% to include Latin or Italian.
We welcome the AQA bachelorccalaureate - offers will be made on the bachelorsis of the A-level components.  See A-level section for subject and grade requirements.
The University of Manchester has a rich academic heritage and is one of the world's leading research-intensive universities. It also has a long history of welcoming international students and seeks to continue this tradition by admitting excellent students from across the world. Details of country specific entry requirements are available from the University website
BTec Diploma in a Humanities-related subject, with a minimum of 110 credits at Merit and 10 credits at Pass or above, PLUS A-level Grade B in Latin or Italian.
Overall 60 credits are required with 45 at Level 3. Minimum of 15 credits with a Distinction grade, plus minimum of 24 credits with a Merit grade. All credits should be in a Humanities-related subject. We also consider other factors such as additional educational achievements, life experience and skills on an individual bachelorsis.
The University welcomes applicants with the AP qualification. Such applications will be considered on an individual bachelorsis.
Both the Cambridge Pre-U Diploma, and Principal Subjects in combination with A levels, are accepted by the School. Please see A-level requirements for grades and subject requirements for individual courses. For admissions purposes grade D3 will be considered comparable to grade A at A level and grade M1 comparable to grade B at A level.
If accompanied by a further AS level, the Pre-U Globachelorl Perspectives short course can form part of an offer, in lieu of one full Pre-U Grade M2 (or one A-level Grade B). We also recommend that you draw upon this learning and experience when composing your personal statement.
The University of Manchester welcomes the introduction of the level 3 specialised diplomas. We look forward to providing guidance regarding progression opportunities and subject and grade requirements for Classics and Ancient History courses when further details on the Humanities
 Line of Learning is published.
The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project (EP) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. The Extended Project is not a compulsory element of post-16 study and as a result the University will not include it in the conditions of any offer made to you. However, if you choose to undertake the EP we would strongly encourage you to draw upon these experiences within your personal statement, as it may be taken into account when your application is considered.
If you have followed a non-standard educational route and have been, for example, educated at home, your application will be considered against the standard entry criteria of the course to which you applied. You will be required to demonstrate that you meet the academic entry requirements as specified for the course. We will also require a reference which should be written by somebody who knows you well enough, in an official capacity, to write about you and your suitability for higher education. Please refer to UCAS for further information: UCAS reference guidelines
Minimum IELTS score of 7.0 or equivalent;
eg. NCUK EAP minimum Grade of A with range of 70-79
     TOEFL: IBT score of 100.

For further details see the University guidance
on English Language.
Some English language test results are only valid for two years. Your English language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.
Application and selection
Apply through UCAS
Applications are considered on the bachelorsis of an assessment of the quality of the personal statement, the reference, and past and predicted academic achievements. We encourage applicants to give details of their motivation for studying this particular subject.
Normally, we only interview applicants who are applying with non-standard entry requirements.
We warmly encourage applications from mature applicants and students returning to education. All such applications are considered on an individual bachelorsis.  Applicants are encouraged to contact the Admissions Officer (
) for any discussion that they might find useful.
We warmly encourage overseas applicants. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Admissions Officer (
) for any discussion that they might find useful.
We welcome applications for deferred entry and feel a gap year benefits many students.
We do ask applicants to let us know as early as possible if they are intending to defer.  This helps us to adjust the number of offers we make, in order to achieve the required number of students in a given year.
If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry.  In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved.  We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.If you are applying for a place for the same year of entry through UCAS Extra, you should provide additional evidence of your suitability for the course. If you are applying through clearing you are required to meet the clearing requirements. In both UCAS Extra and clearing the places will be subject to availability.
We will consider applications to transfer to Manchester from other universities and would normally ask for a letter explaining why a transfer was needed, relevant transcripts, a copy of the applicant's UCAS form and a confidential reference from one of the applicant's current university tutors.
We will consider applications to transfer from other degrees within the University of Manchester but applicants are required to have the A-level grades (or other qualifications) needed for entry to that degree programme.

Both of the above are subject to our having enough places to accommodate such applicants.
  Enquiries should be made to the admissions administrator for the subject (see contact details). 
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