Latin

Latin is about learning to read, write and speak Latin.

As well as learning the language, you'll read and study examples of Latin literary texts (mostly historical).

Studying Latin usually includes learning about the cultures and history of people who spoke it – such as the ancient Romans.

NZ university majors related to this area

Though in the same subject area, they may be very different.

Did you know?

Although Latin is considered to be a 'dead' language, many scholars and Christian clergy still speak it.

Many words in modern 'living' languages such as English originate from Latin.

Examples of career opportunities

Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!).

  • Clergy
  • Latin teacher
  • Botanical nomenclaturist
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects

Income

137% of national
median earnings


Employment

62%
Employed
3%
Unemployed
27%
Further study
8%
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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