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Classics is available as a subject in the BA programme and also at postgraduate level (MA and PhD). The undergraduate course traces the origins of European civilization, starting with the ancient Greeks and Romans and moving forward towards the rise of Christian Europe into the early Middle Ages, taking Ireland into this international perspective.
Our programme is intensely multidisciplinary, combining the study of literature and thought, art and archaeology, and languages and texts.
From second year, students may take up the study of Latin and/or Greek, as well as historical linguistics, and explore the history and interconnectedness of European languages including English and Irish.
At postgraduate level, students join a vibrant research community with interests ranging from Etruscan archaeology to Medieval Latin, heroic literature to digital editing.
We are located in Tower 2 of the main Arts & Sciences Building. Come to the lift near the Bank of Ireland end of the Concourse, and find us on the top floor.
See the page for individual contact details.
For general queries, our administrator, Margaret Logan, will be happy to help (mornings only): Tel. 091 495448 or ext. 5448 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
We were proud to celebrate the launch on 8 Oct 2018 of two books by Edward Herring: a monograph Patterns in the Production of Apulian Red-Figure Pottery and a volume of papers from the Seventh Conference of Italian Archaeology (co-edited with Eóin O'Donoghue). Special guest at the event was Prof. Mike Edwards (Roehampton). See photos on Facebook.
Five new PhD students in Classics (26 Sep 2018)
We are delighted to welcome five new PhD students to Classics at NUI Galway this year: Paula Harrison, Maria Chiara Marzolla, Elena Nordio, Mary Sweeney and Harry Tanner. See details of their projects.
Congrats Eóin! (3 Sep 2018)
Congratulations to Eóin O'Donoghue, a PhD graduate of NUIG Classics and former lecturer here, who is to take up a new post as lecturer in Classics at King's College, London. Best of luck Eóin!