Academic Year 2020/2021
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
The MA in Classics is suitable for graduates with a degree in Classics or related disciplines who want to acquire a deeper understanding of the ancient world. It offers small-group teaching and individual supervision by internationally respected specialists, and it will enable you both to deepen your understanding of the ancient world and to develop transferable skills in research, group discussion, oral presentation, and academic writing.
The UCD School of Classics is a lively community which organises a wide range of events; for instance, we host regular lectures by visiting scholars from Ireland and abroad, mentor conferences organised by graduate students and hold practical workshops in the Classical Museum.
Small-group teaching by specialists in the area
Intensive student participation
The only Irish university with a Classical Museum. It is also the largest collection of Greek and Roman antiquities on display in Ireland
Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes
Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No
undertake independent research, and deal confidently with the various forms of primary evidence available for research in Classics;
analyse primary evidence, place it in its context, and assess its reliability;
demonstrate critical understanding of diverse academic viewpoints;
submit written work which is coherently argued, backed up by evidence, well-presented, and documented in an academic format appropriate to the discipline;
deliver oral presentations clearly and confidently, and engage constructively in group discussions;
demonstrate the ability to participate appropriately in an academic community;
(for students who choose to begin Greek or Latin) read adapted Greek or Latin texts, and answer questions about Greek or Latin grammar and syntax;
(for students who choose to study more advanced modules in Greek or Latin) read unadapted Greek or Latin texts, and answer detailed questions about language and content.
Analyse primary evidence, place it in its context, and assess its reliability
Deliver oral presentations clearly and confidently, and engage constructively in group discussions
Demonstrate critical understanding of diverse academic viewpoints
Undertake independent research, and deal confidently with the various forms of primary evidence available for research in Classics
Students who choose to begin Greek or Latin will read adapted Greek or Latin texts, and answer questions about Greek or Latin grammar and syntax
Students who choose to study more advanced modules in Greek or Latin will read unadapted Greek or Latin texts, and answer detailed questions about language and content
This programme is intended for graduates with degrees in classics or related subjects including English, History, or Archaeology. An upper second class honours degree (NFQ Level 8), or the international equivalent is required.
Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.
Students meeting the programme's academic entry requirements but not the English language requirements, may enter the programme upon successful completion of UCD's Pre-Sessional or International Pre-Master's Pathway programmes. Please see the following link for further information http://www.ucd.ie/alc/programmes/pathways/
These are the minimum entry requirements – additional criteria may be requested for some programmes
Stage 1 - Core
Research Skills I
Research Skills II
Stage 1 - Option
Advanced Language I
Advanced Language II
Greek Tragedy in Ireland
The Epic Tradition
Advanced Language III
Advanced Language IV
Making History in Antiquity
Greek Language I
Greek Language II
Beginners' Latin I
Beginners' Latin II
Z044: 1 year full-time or Z105: 2 years part-time.
MA Classics (Z044) Full Time
EU fee per year - €7055
nonEU fee per year - €19200
MA Classics (Z105) Part Time
EU fee per year - €4235
nonEU fee per year - €9600
***Fees are subject to change
Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website. Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see International Scholarships.
Next Intake: 2020/2021 September
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Careers & Employability
Our graduates progress to a wide range of interesting careers.
Many of our alumni work in international business, foreign affairs and Dublin's vibrant tech sector, where a background in the humanities is particularly valued. Other graduates work in senior positions across a diverse range of industries including education, the media, NGOs and the Arts. For students who are inspired to continue their study of Classics, the MA is ideal preparation for further PhD research.