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The MA in Classics is suitable for graduates with a degree in Classics or related disciplines who want to acquire a deeper understanding of the ancient world. It offers small-group teaching and individual supervision by internationally respected specialists, and it will enable you to develop transferable skills in research, group discussion, oral presentation, and academic writing.

The UCD School of Classics organises a wide range of events; for instance, we host regular lectures by visiting scholars from Ireland and abroad, mentor conferences organised by graduate students and hold practical workshops in the Classical Museum.

  • Small-group teaching by specialists in the area
  • Museum workshops and student-led research seminars.
  • The only Irish university with a Classical Museum. It is also the largest collection of Greek and Roman antiquities on display in Ireland

You can download the brochure here

Careers & Employability

Our graduates progress to a wide range of interesting careers. 

Many of our alumni work in international business, foreign affairs and Dublin's vibrant tech sector, where a background in the humanities is particularly valued. Other graduates work in senior positions across a diverse range of industries including education, the media, NGOs and the Arts. For students who are inspired to continue their study of Classics, the MA is ideal preparation for further PhD research.

Programme Outcomes

  • Undertake independent research, demonstrate critical understanding of diverse academic viewpoints and deal confidently with the various forms of primary evidence available for research in Classics;
  • Deliver oral presentations clearly and confidently, and engage constructively in group discussions
  • Students who choose to begin Greek or Latin will read adapted Greek or Latin texts, and answer questions about Greek or Latin grammar and syntax
  • Students who choose to study more advanced modules in Greek or Latin will read unadapted Greek or Latin texts, and answer detailed questions about language and content

Facilities and Resources

The UCD Classical Museum, established by Henry Browne, Professor of Greek from 1909 to 1922, is the only Irish university collection of Classical art and archaeology. It is also the largest collection of Greek and Roman antiquities in Ireland.

You can find out more information here

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You can apply for the 1 year programme here


Visit the MA Classics page on the University College Dublin website for more details!

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