The MA in Roman Studies is either a one-year degree, taken full time, or two-year degree, taken part-time. It allows students to develop language skills in both Latin and Greek, while also developing their knowledge of the history, art, and literature of the Roman Imperial period and of the manner in which these were transmitted through the medieval and into the modern periods. It better equips students with the research and writing skills necessary in order to undertake a PhD on some aspect of Roman Studies.
The programme consists of two equal parts of 45 credits each, the first consisting of taught modules, the second of a minor research dissertation.
In part one, students take 30 credits of language modules in both Latin and Greek, and 15 credits of modules in areas of Roman history and culture, or the transmission and reception of such, all in translation. Latin and Greek can be taken either at beginner's level or at some more advanced level. At the more advanced level, the texts studied all relate to the Roman Imperial period.
In part two, students work closely with an academic supervisor to complete a 20,000 word minor research dissertation on a topic of their choosing within the broad area of Roman Studies, taken to include Late Antiquity also.
Please click HERE to see details of the Postgraduate Diploma in Ancient and Medieval Languages which focuses on the development of skills in two or more ancient or medieval languages.
Additional Teaching Mode Information
The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 2 years
In UCC, we use the term programme and course interchangeably to describe what a person has registered to study in UCC and its constituent colleges, schools and departments.
Who teaches on the course
The Department of Classics has a strong track record in Roman Studies, with academic staff specialising in different aspects of Roman Studies. They all have extensive records of publication in leading international journals or with major university presses.
Why Choose This Course
This is the only MA in Ireland specialising in Roman Studies. The fact that it places such emphasis on the learning of Greek and Latin prepares students particularly well for independent research at the PhD level.