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Latin and English Literature University of Manchester Degree level: Undergraduate

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Joint-honours Latin and English is based on the study of Latin language and literature in each of the three years of study, pursued in parallel to the full range of English studies (options include writings from Middle English, the Renaissance, historical and contemporary English Language, and cultural theory). If you offer Latin as one of your A-level subjects, you will continue your study of the language on Route 1; if you have not studied the subject before then you will begin your study of it on Route 2. Where appropriate, texts for literary and historical course units are studied in Latin. There is a wide range of styles of teaching, including lectures, seminars, small-group tutorials and virtual seminars via the web.

The course aims to:

  • Develop and encourage students' interest in the languages, literature and culture of the classical world, by providing a broadly based 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;

  • Provide the opportunity to focus on English Literature of the medieval period;

  • Advise and suggest course units which best exploit the interactions between the subjects of Latin and English Literature;

  • 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-based and language-related skills;

  • Train students in the methods, techniques and approaches necessary for the critical study of Latin literature, based 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.

Special Features

Students may apply to spend one semester studying abroad during the second year of their degree. For more information consult the Study Abroad Programme website.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code QQ36
Institution code M20
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level ABB Grades ABB. This must include Grade A English Literature (or English Language and Literature, but NOT English Language alone).

General Studies is welcomed but not normally included as part of the standard offer.

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.

Typical contextual offer: Grades BBB, to include English Literature or English Language and Literature, but not English Language alone.

For further information about contextual offers, please visit: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/applications/after-you-apply/contextual-data/contextual-data-2019/
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM We require DDM. We also require an A-level Grade A in English Literature (or English Language and Literature, but not English Language alone).
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
Overall 60 credits are required with 45 at Level 3.  Applicants must also have EITHER GCSEs in both English and Mathematics (at Grade B/6 or higher), OR must demonstrate achievement at Level 2 (GCSE-equivalent) by, for example, having 6 credits each in English and Maths.  We also consider other factors such as additional educational achievements, life experience and skills on an individual basis.

Please read the A-level entry requirements for this programme and then look at the relevant set of Access requirements:

For programmes requiring ABB: a minimum of 30 credits with a Distinction grade, plus 15 credits with a Merit grade, all in a Humanities-related subject. 15 of the Distinction credits should be in the pre-requisite subject required for A-levels.

If you are applying to a programme involving History: all Access applicants will be required to produce a piece of written work, for assessment by the Admissions Tutor. Once you have applied, the Admissions Administrator will contact you with a list of topics/questions. You will be asked to choose one and produce a piece (1500 words) on that subject, for submission by the deadline given by the Administrator.

If you are applying to a programme involving one Language: you must also EITHER have GCSE Grade C/4 or higher in English Language or any Language, OR be able to demonstrate achievement at Level 2 (GCSE-equivalent) by, for example, having 6 credits in English Language or any Language at Level 2.
Scottish Higher Before reading this, please consult the A-level requirements for this programme and note any subject requirements.

For programmes which have no particular pre-requisite subject, we require the following (in all cases, at least three Highers should be achieved by the end of S5):

ABB at A-level: Highers of AAABBB or ABBB plus Advanced Higher at min. Grade. B.

Where pre-requisite subjects are cited in our A-level requirements, we require the following (in all cases, at least three Highers should be achieved by the end of S5 AND Grade A should be achieved at Advanced Higher in the required subject):

ABB at A-level: Highers of BBB plus either two Advanced Highers at Grades. AB, or one Advanced Higher and two Highers at Grades. AB.

For applicants who have studied under the old Scottish qualification system, Highers are welcomed but will not be accepted alone. The minimum requirement is three Advanced Highers, the grades of which will be the same as our stated A-level grades for the course in question. Any subjects (or other qualifications) required for A-level will also be required for the Advanced Highers, at the equivalent grade.
AS Not accepted
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, M2, M2 We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects, or a mix of Pre-U and A Level subjects, provided a minimum of three distinct subjects overall is taken.

Please note our A-level requirements for grades and any subject requirements for this programme.  Pre-U equivalencies will be:

ABB at A level = Candidates taking Pre-U principal subjects in conjunction with A levels are expected to achieve a combination of D3, M2, M2 in the Pre-U and ABB at A level in three distinct subjects.
Extended Project The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. Although the Extended Project will not be included in the conditions of your offer, we strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your personal statement and at interview. A number of our academic Schools may also choose to take your performance in the EPQ into account should places be available in August for applicants who narrowly miss the entry grades for their chosen course.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Applicants must demonstrate a broad general education including acceptable levels of Literacy and Numeracy, equivalent to at least Grade C or 4 in GCSE English Language and Mathematics (note that some degree programmes may require a higher grade than this - please see individual programme requirements). GCSE English Literature will not be accepted in lieu of GCSE English Language.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 points 34 points overall, with 6,5,5 in Higher Level subjects.
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Diploma with Grades DD plus an A Level at Grade A in English Literature (or English Language and Literature, but not English Language alone).
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate D Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Tech Ext Cert Grade D plus two A-levels at Grades AB.  The Grade A should be in English Literature (or English Language and Literature, but not English Language alone).
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma Not accepted
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma DD Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Foundation Diploma with Grades DD plus an A-level at min. Grade A in English Literature (or English Language and Literature, but not English Language alone), plus an EPQ or AS at Grade B.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD We require DD, plus one A-level at Grade A in English Literature (or English Language and Literature, but not English Language alone).
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D We require a D, plus two A-levels at Grades AB - the Grade A must be in English Literature (or English Language and Literature, but not English Language alone).
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D We require at least a D, plus one A-level at min. Grade A in English Literature (or English Language and Literature, but not English Language alone), plus an EPQ or AS at Grade B.
Scottish Advanced Higher Before reading this, please consult the A-level requirements for this programme and note any subject requirements.

For programmes which have no particular pre-requisite subject, we require the following (in all cases, at least three Highers should be achieved by the end of S5):

ABB at A-level:  Highers of AAABBB or ABBB plus Advanced Higher at min. Grade. B.

Where pre-requisite subjects are cited in our A-level requirements, we require the following (in all cases, at least three Highers should be achieved by the end of S5 AND Grade A should be achieved at Advanced Higher in the required subject):

ABB at A-level: Highers of BBB plus either two Advanced Highers at Grades. AB, or one Advanced Higher and two Highers at Grades. AB.

For applicants who have studied under the old Scottish qualification system, Highers are welcomed but will not be accepted alone.  The minimum requirement is three Advanced Highers, the grades of which will be the same as our stated A-level grades for the course in question.  Any subjects (or other qualifications) required for A-level will also be required for the Advanced Highers, at the equivalent grade.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) The University welcomes and recognises the value of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma/Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and usually requires two A Levels or equivalent to be included within this. The minimum grade required will normally be the same as the lowest grade listed in the A Level entry requirements.

If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the academic School(s) you plan to apply to.

Mature students are some of our most well-equipped learners, bringing skills and attributes gained from work, family and other life experiences.  Students come from a whole array of backgrounds, study every kind of course, undertake full-time and part-time learning and are motivated by career intentions as well as personal interest.  There is no such thing as a typical mature student at Manchester.  The application process is the same as for other prospective undergraduates.  If you require further clarification about the acceptability of the qualifications you hold please contact the academic School(s) you plan to apply to.  Further information for mature students can be found here (http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/mature-students/)

Additional entry requirements

Interview

The interview will be a one-to-one discussion with a member of our lecturing staff.
It is our aim that the interview should be a relaxed but informed conversation. It will normally explore areas such as your ability to discuss and think about the topics of the course and the modules, approaches and experiences that studying this course at Manchester entails.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 7.0 An overall grade of 7.0 (with a minimum writing score of 7).
TOEFL (iBT) 100.0 100+ overall with a minimum writing score of 25. If you have obtained a different qualification, check our English language requirements to ensure it is accepted and is equivalent to the above.

GCSE English Language Grade B/6. The UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires that every student from outside the UK and the EU must show evidence of a minimum level of English Language in order to be granted a UK visa (Tier 4 visa) to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level. This level is often referred to as the 'B2 level'. Additionally, our individual Schools may ask for specific English Language proficiency levels that are necessary for their academic programmes. In most cases these requirements are likely to be higher than the B2 level.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £18,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

The University is committed to supporting students from low-income households through our financial support packages detailed below. Full-time UK students do not need to apply for Manchester’s bursaries separately but should ensure that they consent to share their financial details with the University when making an application to Student Finance England. http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/student-finance/2019/

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Clearing contact details

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