Classics - Structured Research

Structured Research Master of Arts (Classics)

Where appropriate, our research highlights and explores
relationships and continuities between the language, literature
and cultural history of Ireland and the wider European past. We
move back and forth across traditional lines drawn between
ancient and medieval studies; in this context, we are the only
Classics unit in the world that has a special focus on bridging the
boundary between Classical and Celtic studies. This is reflected
in our recent funding successes, postgraduate recruitment, and
publications in this area.

Students on this programme will complete an independent
research project or dissertation weighted at either 55 or 60 ECTS
(depending on the number of ECTS devoted to taught modules).
The course is especially closely tailored to opportunities for
developing a PhD research proposal in one of the signature
research fields led by our staff team. Our vibrant PhD community
have already led the way in developing the research agenda,
and this has been answered in an impressive level of success in
winning funding awards from the IRC and other bodies


1. This course is the best way to convert your undergraduate course in Classics, Historical Linguistics or an allied discipline into a professional training with special skills in ancient languages and independent research.

2. Our department is internationally recognised as a centre for studies at the interface between Classical, Celtic and Medieval Studies, a key area for emerging research opportunities.

3. This course provides an ideal springboard either for PhD study in our fields, or for cultural careers including the museums and heritage sector.

Entry requirements

Level 8 qualification with a minimum 2.1 (or North American 3.2 GPA or equivalent) honours degree in Classics, Medieval Studies or a cognate discipline.

A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent) is required of applicants whose first language is not English.


1 year, full-time;
2 years, part-time

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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