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Classical Studies

This programme is designed to provide graduates with in-depth study of specific topics within the field of Classics, and a set of research skills appropriate to work at this level.

Entry requirements

Normally at least a high 2:2 in the BA degree overall with a 2:1 in Greek and Roman Civilization, or equivalent.

Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Minimum English language requirements: :::
- IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
- TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
- TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
- PTE (Pearson) : 62

Maynooth University's TOEFL code is 8850

Duration

1 year full-time

Careers or further progression

Careers
Employers across a wide range of professions value highly the wide range of intellectual abilities which an MA in a classical subject develops.

Further enquiries

Contact us about this course
Programme Director P
rof David Scourfield
Tel: +353 (0)1 708 3692/3316
Fax: +353 (0)1 708 6485
Email: classics@nuim.ie or david.scourfield@nuim.ie
Web: www.maynoothuniversity.ie/ancient-classics

Subjects taught

Candidates take a specified number of taught modules, and are also required to write a long essay of c.7,500 words representing an independent piece of research. It is not possible to take modules in Greek or Latin as part of this programme. The long essay is written on a topic approved by the Head of the Department of Ancient Classics under the supervision of a designated supervisor. The topic is agreed by the end of the first semester, and work begun during the period between the first and the second semester. The long essay is submitted by a specified date at the end of the academic year.

Comment

Ancient Classics
Ancient Classics has been taught in Maynooth since the first foundation of a college in the town in 1795. It forms an indispensable background for understanding our European heritage and as such can make us more reflective and independentminded citizens of the world. It equips students with the ability to deal with a variety of material, to read analytically, to think 'outside the box', to conduct independent research, and to write and communicate effectively—these are skills that are valued in many fields, including education, journalism, law, politics, publishing, and business.

Application date

All applications should be made through the PAC system.

Closing Date: 30/June/2019

Course fee

In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.

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