Introduction to Latin

Key facts

  • Cost: £260
  • Credits: 20


‘Veni, vidi, vici!’ said Julius Caesar: ‘I came, I saw, I conquered!’ – follow in his footsteps and discover the wonder that is Latin for yourself. Widely recognised as a fantastic base for learning Romance languages like French, Italian, Spanish, learning Latin will improve your understanding of grammar and your command of vocabulary in English. 

Who is this course for?

Anyone with an interest in ancient languages, particularly those interested in unpicking the origins of tricky words in English! 


You can gain 20 credits from submitting the assessment for this course, which can be used towards a Certificate in Higher Education.  

Mode of study

This course is taught in live sessions online using zoom. All class materials are posted on our course website (Moodle).  


This course challenges students’ problem-solving abilities and improves their general grasp on grammar. It can also do wonders for your vocabulary since so many of our own words go back to Latin roots.  

Find out more

The University holds open days throughout the year where you can meet with staff to discuss our short course provision. Find out more about University of Glasgow open days