Taught course

Classics

Institution
Trinity College Dublin - the University of Dublin · Department of Classics
Qualifications
MPhil

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have at least an upper second class (2.1) honours Bachelor degree or equivalent (for example, GPA of 3.3) in a relevant area. Knowledge of Greek or Latin is not required, but students hoping later to pursue a research degree in fields where the written record provides our main sources will be strongly encouraged to acquire language skills in the course. Since places on the course are limited, applicants may be interviewed or asked to submit a writing sample for assessment.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Taught Masters in Classics at Trinity College is designed both for those who are already fully trained in the Classical languages, and for those who have completed non-language based degrees. The course aims to provide students with a grounding in postgraduate research skills in Classics and to hone the analytical, written, and verbal communication skills that are highly valued and effective in careers outside the university and education sectors. While the Research Skills modules offers instruction in the methodologies and approaches to the study of the ancient world, the Taught modules and the Dissertation offer students the opportunity to begin to specialise in a particular strand of Classical scholarship, literary, philosophical, historical or archaeological. The Taught Masters thereby provides an essential basis for further research in the discipline.

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Shane Wallace
Email
classics@tcd.ie