This is a two-year programme, designed to provide graduates with in-depth study of a range of areas within the field of Classics, and with the skills necessary for carrying out research in one or more classical disciplines. The study of ancient Greek or Latin is compulsory in the first year, and may be continued in the second; prior knowledge of the language is not required.
In the first year, all candidates include in their programme modules in Greek or Latin; normally these will be at the introductory level, though modules at higher levels will be prescribed for candidates who already possess introductory-level qualifications. Candidates are also required to write a dissertation of 15,000–20,000 words on a topic approved by the Head of the Department of Ancient Classics under the supervision of a designated supervisor. Modules include Introduction to Latin and Greek, Philosophy and Kingship in Antiquity, Ancient Cosmology, Popular Culture in Classical Athens, and Literature and Learning in the Second Century AD: Apuleius and his Contemporaries.
Successful completion of the MA at a high level, with an appropriate degree of competence in a classical language, will normally equip students to proceed to study for a PhD, a necessary qualification for an academic career. In addition, employers across a wide range of professions value highly the wide range of intellectual skills which an MA in Classics develops.
The following information should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:
Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of birth certificate or valid passport.
MAYNOOTH UNIVERSITY ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIPS
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These postgraduate scholarships for Masters study are funded with the support of the Alumni Affinity Card and provide graduates of Maynooth University (including the graduating class of 2017) with a €5,000 scholarship towards fees for a full-time Taught Masters programme at Maynooth University.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Applicants must intend to pursue a full-time Taught Master’s degree at the University commencing meet the following eligibility criteria: 1. A minimum overall result of 65% in an Honours Bachelor’s degree from Maynooth University. Applicants should apply before they receive their exam results. 2. Satisfy the entry requirements of the Maynooth University Taught Master’s Programme they intend to undertake. The scholarship is not open to those who have already commenced or have previously undertaken a Master’s programme. A minimum 65% honours level 8 undergraduate degree result and a personal statement is required.
Normally a 2:1 in the BA degree overall with a mid-to-high 2:1 in Greek and Roman Civilisation, 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): 62Maynooth University’s TOEFL code is 8850.