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What will I learn?

This is a one-year programme, designed to provide graduates with in-depth study of specific topics within the field of Classics, and a set of research skills appropriate to work at this level.

Course Structure

Candidates take a specified number of taught modules, and are also required to write a long essay of c.7,500 words representing an independent piece of research. It is not possible to take modules in Greek or Latin as part of this programme. The long essay is written on a topic approved by the Head of the Department of Ancient Classics under the supervision of a designated supervisor. The topic is agreed by the end of the first semester, and work begun during the period between the first and the second semester. The long essay is submitted by a specified date at the end of the academic year.

Career Options

Employers across a wide range of professions value highly the wide range of intellectual abilities which an MA in a classical subject develops.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy

Study options

Full Time (1 Year)

Tuition fees
€14,000.00 (US$ 16,240) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Maynooth University

MAYNOOTH,

Kildare,

Republic of Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a Bachelor degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level from a recognised university . Students with high grades will be considered for postgraduate study. Students need to have a minimum score of 560 in paper based TOEFL and 59 in PTE.

For international students

Normally at least a high 2:2 in the BA degree overall with a 2:1 in Greek and Roman Civilization, or equivalent.

Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Minimum English language requirements: :::

- IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score

- TOEFL (Paper based test): 585

- TOEFL (Internet based test): 95

- PTE (Pearson) : 62

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Maynooth University

Maynooth is an internationally esteemed ‘young’ university, with a rich heritage, that offers an excellent student learning experience.

  • Located in Ireland’s only university town, 25km from Dublin
  • Three faculties with 34 academic departments
  • No.43 in THE 100 Universities Under 50 rankings
  • International Office offering friendly, dedicated support