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Classics - Research

Course overview
The discipline of Classics is eager to provide supervision in any area of studies relevant to the specialist interests of a member of staff; these research specialities listed below.

Entry requirements

Admission to a research 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 research degree programme the discipline may recommend attendance at Greek or Latin language classes. Candidates for a research degree should have obtained an honours degree in an appropriate subject (Second Class Honours , Grade 1 minimum).

Applicants are required to submit
•writing sample of 5-10 thousand words
•800 word research proposal with a brief bibliography


GYB04 Full time PhD
GYB05 Part-time PhD
GYB06 Full-time MLitt
GYB07 Part-time MLitt

Further enquiries

Prof. Michael Clarke
Tel: 091 495 230

Research areas

Areas of interest
Professor Brian Arkins
Latin poetry; the Classical Tradition in the modern era; the reception of the Classical inheritance in Irish literature.

Dr. Jacopo Bisagni
Latin/Old Irish bilingualism in Medieval Ireland; Latin and Indo-European linguistics

Professor Michael Clarke
The Classical inheritance in medieval Ireland; historical semantics and cognitive linguistics; Greek epic.

Dr. Edward Herring
The archaeology and history of early Italy; South Italian pottery; ethnicity.

Dr. Mark Stansbury
Manuscript studies; Medieval Latin; Insular Christian culture; transmission of Classical texts.

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