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Research Degrees
The UCD School of Classics welcomes applications from prospective MLitt and PhD students.

The MLitt is a two-year research programme, leading to the production of a thesis of 40,000 to 60,000 words which will treat its subject in a systematic and independent way. MLitt students may transfer to the PhD after completing one year of research, subject to the recommendation of the supervisor and the approval of the Head of School.

The PhD is a four-year research programme, leading to the production of a thesis of around 100,000 words which will make an original contribution knowledge.

The MLitt and PhD are predominantly research degrees, but students will also undertake formal training in research, take language courses (Latin or Greek) at an appropriate level, and attend seminars.

It is now possible to study for a research degree in Classics part-time. For details contact Dr Aude Doody.

The School of Classics has a wide range of expertise, and potential applicants are advised to consult the Staff Research page for details and to contact any member of staff for advice.

The School of Classics welcomes applicants who are interested in working on one of its research projects. For further information, please consult the School Research page.

The School of Classics currently has 8 students reading for the PhD, 1 for the MLitt, and 18 for the MA in Classics. There is a dedicated room for research students, with computer equipment and an extensive reference library of texts. UCD has good library facilities for research in Classics, and postgraduate students also have access to other libraries in Dublin.

The School of Classics hosts regular lectures by visiting scholars both from Ireland and other countries, in particular at the Dublin Classics Seminar. There are also seminars at which postgraduates present and discuss papers on their own work. There are many other events in Dublin which would be of interest to postgraduates, for example those organized by the UCD Classical Society, the Irish Hellenic Society, and the Classical Association of Ireland.

MLitt and PhD students have the opportunity to gain teaching experience and earn money by giving tutorials to undergraduate students, usually in the successful Greek and Roman Civilization course. There are also opportunities for suitably qualified postgraduates to help with the teaching of Latin and Greek.

For general information about postgraduate studies in UCD, including funding opportunities, visit the UCD Graduate Studies website.

For information for students from outside Ireland, visit the UCD International Office website.

Duration

Z121/Z122 PhD 3 years full-time/ 6 years part-time
Z109/Z141 MLitt 2 years full-time / 4 years part-time

Further enquiries

Contact Name:Aude DoodyContact Number:+353(0)1 716 8166

Comment

The part-time PhD is research programme lasting at least six years, leading to the production of a thesis of around 100,000 words which will make an original contribution knowledge.

The full-time PhD is a three to four year research programme, leading to the production of a thesis of around 100,000 words which will make an original contribution knowledge.

The part-time PhD is research programme lasting at least six years, leading to the production of a thesis of around 100,000 words which will make an original contribution knowledge.

The MLitt is a two-year research programme, leading to the production of a thesis of 40,000 to 60,000 words which will treat its subject in a systematic and independent way. MLitt students may transfer to the PhD after completing one year of research, subject to the recommendation of the supervisor and the approval of the Head of School.

Research areas

STAFF RESEARCH INTERESTS
Martin Brady, PhD (Bristol): Augustan poetry, esp. Ovid, and the ancient epic tradition.

Jo Day, PhD (TCD): Aegean Bronze Age archaeology, Greek archaeology, early ceramic technology, iconography, palaeoethnobotany and ancient gardens, rating and drinking in antiquity, sensory and experiential archaeology, ancient perfume production and use.

Helen Dixon, PhD (Cantab): transmission and reception of Latin literature (especially in the fifteenth-century), Latin palaeography, history of classical scholarship.

Aude Doody, PhD (Cantab): Ancient Scientific and Medical Writing, Pliny the Elder, History of Encyclopaedism, Classical Reception, Ancient Technical Writing, Roman Historiography.

Philip de Souza, PhD (London): Greek and Roman social and economic history, esp. warfare and piracy.

Christina Haywood, PhD (Liverpool): Greek Bronze Age and Early Iron Age; the archaeology of the Ionian Islands; archaeological fieldwork.

Michael Lloyd, DPhil (Oxon): Greek epic and drama; sociolinguistic approaches to Greek literature, esp. politeness theory; Irish versions of Greek tragedy.

Andrew Smith, PhD (Hull), MRIA: Ancient Philosophy, esp. Neoplatonism.

Alexander Thein, PhD (Univ. of Pennsylvania): Roman Archaeology, esp. the topography of the city of Rome; Roman Republican History, esp. the Sullan Dictatorship.

Theresa Urbainczyk, PhD (Birmingham): Historiography, slavery, social and economic history.

Enrolment and start dates

Start date: To be agreed with School

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