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Intermediate Latin

Our Intermediate Latin short course continues the study of the Latin language for those students who have completed Introduction to Latin or an equivalent course (e.g. GCSE Latin). The course will cover the grammatical constructions covered in Sections 4 and 5 of Jones and Sidwell’s Reading Latin textbook, and aims to prepare you to confidently translate and understand literary Latin texts in both prose and verse. You will practise Latin grammar through translation exercises both from Latin into English and from English into Latin, and will additionally (in the second term) undertake a close reading of selected portions of an unadapted literary text, the second book of Virgil’s Aeneid.

Essential books

  • P. Jones and K. Sidwell (2016), Reading Latin (Cambridge - two volumes, both essential). NB This is the second edition.

Suggested reference books

  • B. Kennedy, The Revised Latin Primer.
  • J. Morwood (1999), A Latin Grammar (Oxford).

This short course can be taken as a stand-alone course or it may be available as part of a Certificate of Higher Education.

30 credits at level 4

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students. You may have to fulfil specific prerequisites for some intermediate-level or advanced-level courses, but these will be specified where relevant.

    Visa requirements

    If you are not from the European Economic Area (EEA) and/or Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa.

    The visa you apply for varies according to the length of your course:

    • Courses of more than six months' duration.
    • Courses of less than six months' duration.
    • Pre-sessional English language courses.

    International students who require a Tier 4 visa should apply for our full-time courses (with the exception of modular enrolment certificates of higher education and graduate certificates), as these qualify for Tier 4 sponsorship. If you are living in the UK on a Tier 4 visa, you will not be eligible to enrol as a student on Birkbeck's part-time courses (with the exception of some modules).

    For full information, read our visa information for international students page.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You enrol directly onto the classes you would like to take, using the Enrol Now link below. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then enrol onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.

First class: Wed 07-Oct-20 6pm-8pm

Class location Central London
Class code SSHC324S4AAA