University College Dublin

12 months
19900 EUR/year
7315 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The MA in Classics at University College Dublin 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.


Career 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.

This Classics programme at University College Dublin 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Warfare and Society in the Ancient World

  • Aristophanes and Athens

  • Advanced Language 
  • Rome and the Natural World
  • The Age of Marius and Sulla

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are assessed on a rolling basis and courses will close once they are filled.




90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19900 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7315 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7315 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.

 Part Time

  • EU          fee per year - € 4390
  • nonEU    fee per year - € 9950


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