College of Arts, Social Sciences, & Celtic Studies,
School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Course overview

The discipline of Classics is eager to provide supervision in any area of studies relevant to the specialist interests of a member of staff; these research specialities listed below. Admission to a research degree is at the discretion of the potential supervisor and the Head of discipline and is based on a proposal from the applicant following discussion with a suitable member of staff. As part of the research degree programme the discipline may recommend attendance at Greek or Latin language classes. Candidates for a research degree should have obtained an honours degree in an appropriate subject (Second Class Honours , Grade 1 minimum).

Programmes available

MLitt (Classics), full-time
MLitt (Classics), part-time

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Areas of interest

Professor Brian Arkins
Latin poetry; the Classical Tradition in the modern era; the reception of the Classical inheritance in Irish literature.

Dr. Jacopo Bisagni
Latin/Old Irish bilingualism in Medieval Ireland; Latin and Indo-European linguistics

Professor Michael Clarke 
The Classical inheritance in medieval Ireland; historical semantics and cognitive linguistics; Greek epic. 

Dr. Edward Herring
The archaeology and history of early Italy; South Italian pottery; ethnicity.

Dr. Mark Stansbury
Manuscript studies; Medieval Latin; Insular Christian culture; transmission of Classical texts

Find out more

Prof. Michael Clarke
T +353 91 495 230

PAC code

MLitt (full-time) GYB06
MLitt (part-time) GYB07

Current project

Columbanus' Life and Legacy (PRTLI IV project co-directed by Dr Mark Stansbury)

The Glosses to the St Gall Priscian Manuscript (IRCHSS postdoctoral project by Dr P. Moran)
Bilingualism in Medieval Ireland (Dr Jacopo Bisagni)

Edition and Commentary on Togail Troi III, the late medieval Irish version of the Troy legend (Prof. Michael Clarke)

Fees for this course

EU: €4,275 p.a. 2016/17

Non-EU: €13,250 p.a. 2016/17

Ph.D. EU Full time programme:  €4,275 p.a.  Ph.D. EU Part time programme:  €2,250 p.a.

How to Apply

How to Apply