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, Daytime
Location (Districts) Maynooth
Qualification Letters MLitt & PhD
Application Date All applications should be made through the PAC system.
PAC Application Information

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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
Course Fee In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.
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Financial Support

Postgraduate students are sometimes eligible for more than funding. Tax relief and some medical entitlements are also a possibility. You can find information about budgeting, medical entitlements and tax relief by visiting: www.maynoothuni...

Entry Requirements Normally a first-class or high upper-second-class result at the MA level, with an appropriate level of Greek or Latin. Applicants are advised to contact the Department to discuss their research topic and to identify possible academic supervisors before submitting an application. For international students for whom English is not their first language, an English language exam certificate showing IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required.

Expand+Ancient Classics
Ancient Classics has been taught in Maynooth since the first foundation of a college in the town in 1795. It forms an indispensable background for understanding our European heritage and as such can make us more reflective and inde...

Course Content

Expand+PhD/MLitt Classics
The research programme equips students with the necessary skills in research, academic writing, and the ancient languages, along with any other specialist training required for their particular project. Above all, the Department ...

Research Areas

Expand+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 (especiall...

Further Enquiries Programme Director Professor David Scourfield
Tel: +353 (0)1 708 3692 / 3316
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