Basic Latin For Postgraduates 1 LATIN5003

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

The course introduces students to key concepts in the study of Latin language and familiarises students with basic features of Latin grammar and syntax.


Four one-hour sessions per week over 10 weeks as scheduled on MyCampus

Requirements of Entry

Standard entry to Masters at College level

Excluded Courses

Latin 1A (LATIN1001); Basic Latin for Honours 1 (LATIN4003)




Class Test (50 minutes) - 25%

Exam (2-hour duration) - 75%

Main Assessment In: December

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

in-class tests are not available for reassessment

Course Aims

This course aims to:

■ Study key concepts in the Latin language,

■ Introduce  familiar with basic features of Latin grammar and syntax,

■ Provide a basic Latin vocabulary,

■ Enable the comprehension and translate into English simple Latin sentences,

■ Enable the translation from English into correct Latin single words and brief phrases.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Apply their knowledge of basic Latin grammar, morphology and syntax, and specified Latin vocabulary

■ Translate simple sentences from Latin into idiomatic English

■ Answer questions about the forms of Latin words used in simple Latin sentences.

■ Supply the correct forms of individual Latin words and simple phrases.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.