Ancient Classics at NUI Galway

Ancient Classics is the study of the origins of European culture, focusing particularly on the cultures of ancient Greek and Rome.

The study of Ancient Classics—including authors such as Homer, Herodotus, Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Virgil, Horace, Ovid—has been a central part of humanities education and a shaping influence on Western culture since the Middle Ages, through the Renaissance and down to modern times.

Classics is available as a subject in the undergraduate BA degree at NUI Galway, and you may choose to study it for one year only or to continue with Classics into second and final year as one of your two degree subjects. (We also welcome visiting students.) Find out why Classics is highly complementary with other Arts subjects and what our students say about us.

Our discipline has a thriving research culture, which is reflected in our undergraduate teaching, our community of funded PhD and postdoctoral reseachers, our and the research projects of our staff.

Contact us

We are located in Tower 2 of the main Arts & Sciences Building (near the Bank of Ireland).

For general queries, contact our administrator, Margaret Logan (mornings only): 
Tel. 091 495448 or ext. 5448
E-mail: classics@nuigalway.ie