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The MA in Classics combines research skills modules, seminar modules, a thesis on a topic related to the ancient world. It is also possible to take modules in Greek and Latin. This one-year programme is an ideal way to enhance your understanding of the ancient world.

It is also possible to study for the MA in Classics part-time, over two years.
-small-group teaching by specialists in the area
-intensive student participation
-The only Irish university with a Classical Museum. It is also the largest collection of Greek and Roman antiquities in Ireland

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

Programme outcomes:
-undertake independent research, and deal confidently with the various forms of primary evidence available for research in Classics;
-analyse primary evidence, place it in its context, and assess its reliability;
-demonstrate critical understanding of diverse academic viewpoints;
-submit written work which is coherently argued, backed up by evidence, well-presented, and documented in an academic format appropriate to the discipline;
-deliver oral presentations clearly and confidently, and engage constructively in group discussions;
-demonstrate the ability to participate appropriately in an academic community;
-(for students who choose to begin Greek or Latin) read adapted Greek or Latin texts, and answer questions about Greek or Latin grammar and syntax;
-(for students who choose to study more advanced modules in Greek or Latin) read unadapted Greek or Latin texts, and answer detailed questions about language and content.

Entry requirements

This programme is intended for graduates with degrees in classics or related subjects including English, History, or Archaeology. An upper second class honours degree, or the international equivalent is required.

Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.

Duration

Z044: 1 year full-time or Z105: 2 years part-time.

Careers or further progression

For students who are inspired to continue their study of classics, the MA is an ideal preparation for the PhD. However, the quality and flexibility of the MA has allowed the majority of our graduates to pursue careers in a wide range of professions, including: teaching, heritage management, banking and business, journalism, advertising and public relations, public service, librarianship.

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Joanna Day
Contact Number: +353 (0)1 716 8166

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core

Thesis GRC40030
Research Skills I GRC40130
Research Skills II GRC40140

Stage 1 - Option

Warfare and Society in the Ancient World GRC40010

Aristophanes and Athens GRC40020

Advanced Language I GRC40100

Advanced Language II GRC40110

Perceptions of Classical Antiquity in the Italian Renaissance
GRC40170

The Epic Tradition GRC40190

Rome and the Natural World GRC40240

The Age of Marius and Sulla GRC40250

Advanced Language III GRC40260

Advanced Language IV GRC40270

Writing History in Antiquity GRC40280

Ancient Materialities GRC40300

Greek Language I GRK10090

Greek Language II GRK10100

Beginners' Latin I LAT10090

Beginners' Latin II LAT10100

Comment

The MA in Classics is suitable for graduates with degrees in Classics (Greek & Roman Civilization, Greek, or Latin) or related subjects (e.g. Philosophy, History, Archaeology) who want a deeper understanding of the ancient world. It can serve as an end in itself or as a preparation for more advanced research.

Application date

The following entry routes are available:
MA Classics FT (Z044)
Duration 1 Years
Attendance Full Time
Deadline Rolling *

MA Classics PT (Z105)
Duration 2 Years
Attendance Part Time
Deadline Rolling *

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised

Course fee

MA Classics (Z044) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 6885
non-EU fee per year - € 18700

MA Classics (Z105) Part Time
EU fee per year - € 4130
non-EU fee per year - € 9350

***Fees are subject to change

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake:2018/2019 September

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

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