Joint honours Latin and Linguistics is based on the study of Latin language and literature in each of the three years of study, pursued in parallel with analytical study of the structures and theories of language, including the nature of language and models of its structure. Latin may be taken by complete beginners (course 2) as well as by post A-level students (course 1). Students may also take specialist courses in ancient history, philosophy, art and archaeology. 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; - Advise and suggest course units which best exploit the interactions between the subjects of Latin and Linguistics; - 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. Manchester is an international centre for linguistics and English language, with a range of lively activity.