Classics - Structured Research

Admission to a Structured PhD degree is at the discretion of the potential supervisor and the Head of discipline and is based on a proposal from the applicant following discussion with a suitable member of staff. As part of the Structured PhD programme the discipline may recommend attendance at Greek or Latin language classes. Candidates should have obtained an honours degree in an appropriate subject (Second Class Honours, Grade 1 minimum) and would usually hold a Master’s degree.

As part of the doctoral training available on the Structured PhD programme, students avail themselves of a range of interdisciplinary taught modules. The wide menu of available options include modules that:

- are discipline-specific in that they augment the student's existing knowledge in their specialist area, e.g., Reflective Practice in Teaching Classics and Late Antiquity

- are dissertation-specific in that they supply core skills which are essential to completion of the research project, e.g., additional language skills

- acknowledge a student’s professional development, e.g., presentation of a paper at an International Conference enhance a students employability through generic training, e.g., Careers Workshops, computer literacy.

Each student will be assigned a primary Supervisor(s) and a Graduate Research Committee made up of experienced researchers to plan their programme of study and to provide on-going support to their research.

Entry requirements

Admission to a research degree is at the discretion of the Research Committee and is based on a proposal from the applicant, ideally following an informal approach to an appropriate prospective supervisor. We will normally recommend attendance at language classes and/or reading seminars in Latin, Greek and/or medieval languages as appropriate. Candidates should have obtained an honours degree in an appropriate subject (Second Class Honours, Grade 1 minimum [or equivalent international qualification]) and for the PhD will typically hold a Master’s degree.

Application dates

Apply by mid-July for September entry

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System.


Research Areas

Historical Linguistics
Material culture from Antiquity to the Early Middle Ages
Manuscript culture
Iron Age and Classical south Italy
Roman and Late-Antique history
Comparative mythology

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Doctoral (Level 10 NFQ)

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    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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