On MA Latin Studies, you will study Latin language and literature, along with courses that place Latin in its wider context. Latin was the language of the most powerful and durable empire of the classical world and remained the principal language of scholarship, record and literature in western Europe for more than a thousand years thereafter. On this programme you will receive an advanced and robust training in Latin, and read a broad selection of works of classical literature in the original. You will have the opportunity to read texts from the late republic and early empire down to late antiquity and the medieval period in various contexts - historical, religious, intellectual - as well as to take courses on the history and culture of the Roman and Latin-speaking world. You will learn from our range of expert teaching staff, who are drawn from many countries and maintain strong international links. In addition to our own resources and those of the University library, you will have access to the outstanding collections of the National Library of Scotland and the National Museum of Scotland. Both are located near to the University.