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MA Classics

Academic Year 2020/2021

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)


The MA in Classics is suitable for graduates with a degree in Classics or related disciplines who want to acquire a deeper understanding of the ancient world. It offers small-group teaching and individual supervision by internationally respected specialists, and it will enable you both to deepen your understanding of the ancient world and to develop transferable skills in research, group discussion, oral presentation, and academic writing.


The UCD School of Classics is a lively community which organises a wide range of events; for instance, we host regular lectures by visiting scholars from Ireland and abroad, mentor conferences organised by graduate students and hold practical workshops in the Classical Museum.


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 on display 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.


Analyse primary evidence, place it in its context, and assess its reliability


Deliver oral presentations clearly and confidently, and engage constructively in group discussions


Demonstrate critical understanding of diverse academic viewpoints


Undertake independent research, and deal confidently with the various forms of primary evidence available for research in Classics


Students who choose to begin Greek or Latin will read adapted Greek or Latin texts, and answer questions about Greek or Latin grammar and syntax


Students who choose to study more advanced modules in Greek or Latin will 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 (NFQ Level 8), 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.


Students meeting the programme's academic entry requirements but not the English language requirements, may enter the programme upon successful completion of UCD's Pre-Sessional or International Pre-Master's Pathway programmes. Please see the following link for further information http://www.ucd.ie/alc/programmes/pathways/


These are the minimum entry requirements – additional criteria may be requested for some programmes

Duration

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

Number of credits

90

Careers or further progression

Careers & Employability

Our graduates progress to a wide range of interesting careers.


Many of our alumni work in international business, foreign affairs and Dublin's vibrant tech sector, where a background in the humanities is particularly valued. Other graduates work in senior positions across a diverse range of industries including education, the media, NGOs and the Arts. For students who are inspired to continue their study of Classics, the MA is ideal preparation for further PhD research.

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

Advanced Language I

GRC40100

Advanced Language II

GRC40110

Greek Tragedy in Ireland

GRC40160

The Epic Tradition

GRC40190

Advanced Language III

GRC40260

Advanced Language IV

GRC40270

Ancient Materialities

GRC40300

Making History in Antiquity

GRC40320

Greek Language I

GRK10090

Greek Language II

GRK10100

Beginners' Latin I

LAT10090

Beginners' Latin II

LAT10100

Comment

Vision and Values Statement

This programme is aimed at students who want to increase their knowledge and understanding of ancient Greece and Rome. It is both a development of undergraduate study and a preparation for further research. Students learn how to research the subject, think critically about it, and present their work both orally and in writing. Students have the opportunity to take a beginners' course in Greek or Latin, or to study the languages at a more advanced level. Teaching is in small seminars, and requires intensive student participation. Students are offered training in research skills (e.g. use of online resources, critical evaluation, and oral presentation). Independent study is fundamental, and the programme offers the opportunity to complete a substantial piece of research on a topic of the student's own choice.


Related Programmes

MA Archaeology FT

MA History FT

MA Art History FT


Facilities and Resources

The UCD Classical Museum, established by Henry Browne, Professor of Greek from 1909 to 1922, is the only Irish university collection of Classical art and archaeology. It is also the largest collection of Greek and Roman antiquities in Ireland.

Application date

How to apply?

The following entry routes are available:

MA Classics FT (Z044)


Duration

1 Year


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 - €7055

nonEU fee per year - €19200


MA Classics (Z105) Part Time

EU fee per year - €4235

nonEU fee per year - €9600


***Fees are subject to change


Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website. Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see International Scholarships.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2020/2021 September

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