Classics - Research

Maynooth University


Course Name Classics - Research
Course Provider Maynooth University
Course Code MHF02 MHF03 MHF04 MHF05
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Doctoral (Level 10 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 10 NFQ
Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Part time
Location (Districts) Maynooth
Qualification Letters M.Litt. & Ph.D.
Application Date

Expand+Closing Date: Rolling Closing Date

How to Apply
Online application only

The following information should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form Certified copies of all offic...

PAC Application Information

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At NUI Maynooth we operate a ‘rolling’ application system. While each programme has an indicated closing date, this refers to the latest possible date for making an application. We encourage you to apply as early ...

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Duration MHF02 PhD 4 years Full-time
MHF03 PhD 6 years Part-time
MHF04 MLitt 2 years Full-time
MHF05 MLitt 3 years Part-time
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Entry Requirements

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Applicants for the MLitt or the PhD in Classics are normally expected to have achieved a first class or high upper-second-class result at the MA level; occasionally an appropriately qualified student may be admitted directly to th...

Course Content

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The aim of this programme is to provide students with a professional training in academic research in Classics. To this end, the programme seeks to equip students with the necessary skills in research, academic writing, and the an...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Modules Include
CTL1 Professional Certificate in Postgraduate Teaching & Learning: Tutors & Demonstrators
GC631 Texts and Interpretation:
An Introduction to Classical Scholarship
GC841 Departmental Research Presentation
GC851 Classics Summer Sch...

Research Areas Research Interests
The Department has special expertise in a range of areas – literary, historical, and philosophical – within the field of classical studies. It is particularly strong in the areas of the ancient novel, ancient philosophy (especially Cynicism and Epicureanism), and late Antiquity/early Christianity, but there are many other areas in which thesis supervision can be offered. For details on individual research interests, please visit:
Further Enquiries Contact Details
Programme Director Professor David Scourfield
Tel +353 (0)1 708 3692 / 3316
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Address Department of Ancient Classics, NUI Maynooth, Maynooth, Co. Kildare