Classics at NUI Galway

Course documentation for 2015–16 is now available under: Classics in First Arts, Classics in Second Arts, Classics in Final Year Arts, Visiting Students, or MA in Classics. [Please check for changes to the semester two timetable, updated 7 Jan 2016.]

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.

Contact us

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 People in Classics 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

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Classics news

27 Oct 2015: Classics Society talk: Maeve O'Brien (Maynooth)

Maeve O'Brien will give a talk entitled "Women in Ancient Rome: Matrons and Rebels", 28 Oct 2015 7pm, Siobhán McKenna Theatre, Arts Millennium Building.

30 Sep 2015: Conference—Myth, Language, and Literature from Iceland to Constantinople

Michael Clarke will give a paper on Latin and Irish vernacular interactions at this Oslo conference (16–17 Oct 2015).

23 Sep 2015: Congratulations to Jonathan O'Rourke

Classics graduate Jonathan O'Rourke has distinguished himself by being an overall winner in the Undergraduate Awards in the category Classical Studies & Archaeology. Well done Jonathan!

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Seventh Conference of Italian Archaeology

Seventh Conference of Italian Archaeology

NUI Galway, 16–18 April 2016

Classics at NUI Galway is delighted to host this major international event, co-organised by Dr Edward Herring and Dr Eóin O'Donoghue. The conference focuses on the archaeology of Italy from the Neolithic to the late Medieval period.