Classics, M.Litt. | Maynooth University | Maynooth, Ireland
24 months
14000 EUR/year
6500 EUR/year
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This is a two-year Classics programme at the Maynooth University, designed to provide graduates with in-depth study of a range of areas within the field of Classics, and with the skills necessary for carrying out research in one or more classical disciplines. 

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The study of ancient Greek or Latin is compulsory in the first year, and may be continued in the second; prior knowledge of the language is not required.  

This Classics programme at the Maynooth University offers Greek and Latin at both introductory and higher levels, and a wide range of topics on a variety of aspects of classical Antiquity (literary, historical, philosophical), which students investigate and discuss in seminars under the guidance of academic staff. The Department has an excellent reputation both inside and outside Ireland, and while each staff member is active in research, the size of the Department allows for more personal attention to students’ needs than is sometimes possible in larger departments. A general aim is to produce graduates who are flexible, creative, openminded, critically aware, and articulate - qualities known to be fostered by studying Classics.


Successful completion of the MA at a high level, with an appropriate degree of competence in a classical language, will normally equip students to proceed to study for a PhD, a necessary qualification for an academic career.  In addition, employers across a wide range of professions (for example, education, journalism, law, politics, publishing, business) value highly the wide range of intellectual abilities which an MA in a classical subject develops.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Literature and Learning in the Second Century AD: Apuleius and His Contemporaries
  • Herodotus and his World
  • Popular Culture in Classical Athens
  • Judaea from Herod to Hadrian
  • Late Antiquity: the Classical World in Transition
  • Greek and Roman Letters: Epistolography of the Ancient World

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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120 ECTS


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

Normally a 2:1 in the BA degree overall with a mid-to-high 2:1 in Greek and Roman Civilization, or equivalent.  Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6500 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Maynooth

650 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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