Course Overview

This MA programme provides you with the professional skills required for the study of Classical Antiquity and the early Middle Ages. Areas of focus follow the research interests of staff, and reflect our thematic focus on fusion and transformation between the cultures and languages of Graeco-Roman Antiquity and those of the Early Christian world and the Middle Ages, including Ireland.

Students on the course are closely allied with those on the MA (Medieval Studies) programme, leading to a particularly rich academic interaction in the study of language, cultural history and/or archaeology, according to the specialist orientation of the student. Opportunities for future research are fostered through ongoing projects and the University’s interdisciplinary Centre for Antique, Medieval and Pre-Modern Studies (CAMPS).

Applications and Selections

Applications are made online via The Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). Relevant PAC application code(s) above.

Who Teaches this Course

  • Dr. Jacopo Bisagni
  • Professor Michael Clarke 
  • Dr. Edward Herring
  • Dr. Pádraic Moran
  • Dr. Eoin O' Donoghue
  • Dr. Mark Stansbury

Requirements and Assessment

Progress on modules will be continuously assessed and examined by essay.

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

Second Class Honours NQAI Level 8 degree or equivalent with Second Class Honours Grade 1 or equivalent in Classics, Classical Civilisation, Medieval Studies, or a related discipline.

Additional Requirements

Duration

1 year, full-time

Next start date

September 2018

A Level Grades ()

Average intake

10

Closing Date

You are advised to apply early, which may result in an early offer; see the offer round dates

Next start date

September 2018

NFQ level

Mode of study

Taught

ECTS weighting

90

Award

CAO

PAC code

GYA00

Course Outline

You will study a language as part of the programme. Latin is offered from beginners’ to advanced level. The course combines the study of Classical and Medieval varieties, with particular reference to Hiberno-Latin. Classical and Christian Greek is also studied, both at beginners’ and higher level. There is a strong emphasis on the interpretation of visual and material culture alongside texts and languages. Work culminates in a dissertation prepared under the supervision of a member of academic staff. Modules include: Ancient Languages and Classical Studies I & II, and a dissertation (30 ECTS) of 15,000–20,000 words (maximum) must also be completed.

Modules for 2014-15

Curriculum information relates to the current academic year (in most cases).
Course and module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Glossary of Terms

Credits
You must earn a defined number of credits (aka ECTS) to complete each year of your course. You do this by taking all of its required modules as well as the correct number of optional modules to obtain that year's total number of credits.
Optional
A module you may choose to study.
Required
A module that you must study if you choose this course (or subject).
Semester
Most courses have 2 semesters (aka terms) per year.

Year 1 (90 Credits)

Required CC511: Classical Studies I


Semester 1 | Credits: 20

Assessments
  • Continuous Assessment (100%)
Teachers
The above information outlines module CC511: "Classical Studies I" and is valid from 2014 onwards.
Note: Module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Required CC512: Classical Studies II


Semester 2 | Credits: 20

Assessments
  • Continuous Assessment (100%)
Teachers
The above information outlines module CC512: "Classical Studies II" and is valid from 2014 onwards.
Note: Module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Required CC515: Dissertation


Trimester 3 | Credits: 30

Assessments
  • Research (100%)
Teachers
The above information outlines module CC515: "Dissertation" and is valid from 2014 onwards.
Note: Module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Optional CC517: Beginning Ancient Languages 1


Semester 1 | Credits: 10

Assessments
  • Continuous Assessment (100%)
Teachers
The above information outlines module CC517: "Beginning Ancient Languages 1" and is valid from 2014 onwards.
Note: Module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Optional CC514: Intermediate/Advanced Ancient Languages I


Semester 1 | Credits: 10

Assessments
  • Continuous Assessment (100%)
Teachers
The above information outlines module CC514: "Intermediate/Advanced Ancient Languages I" and is valid from 2014 onwards.
Note: Module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Optional CC518: Beginning Ancient Languages 2


Semester 2 | Credits: 10

Assessments
  • Continuous Assessment (100%)
Teachers
The above information outlines module CC518: "Beginning Ancient Languages 2" and is valid from 2014 onwards.
Note: Module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Optional CC516: Intermediate/Advanced Ancient Languages 2


Semester 2 | Credits: 10

Assessments
  • Continuous Assessment (100%)
Teachers
The above information outlines module CC516: "Intermediate/Advanced Ancient Languages 2" and is valid from 2014 onwards.
Note: Module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

Graduates have found employment in many fields, such as humanities and linguistics, and do museum work, archaeology and cultural work. Classics is recognised as a knowledge base suitable for higher-level work in these areas and a training in key transferable skills.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

 

Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€6,200 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Tuition

€5,976 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Student levy

€224 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Non EU

€14,250 p.a. 2018/19

Postgraduate students in receipt of a SUSI grant—please note an F4 grant is where SUSI will pay €2,000 towards your tuition.  You will be liable for the remainder of the total fee.  An F5 grant is where SUSI will pay TUITION up to a maximum of €6,270.  SUSI will not cover the student levy of €224.

Postgraduate fee breakdown = tuition (EU or NON EU) + student levy as outlined above.

Find out More

Professor Michael Clarke
T: +353 91 495 230
E: michael.clarke@nuigalway.ie