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
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Commences September (or other agreed time).
PAC Application Information

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Research applications are generally accepted at any time.

Applying for a PhD or Research Masters Programme

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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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Financial Support Postgraduate Scholarships

Launching 2020
Maynooth University invested €1.4 million in postgraduate scholarship support in 2019. We welcome applications from Maynooth alumni, current students entering postgraduate studies and all EU and non-EU students commencing their postgraduate studies with us. Our scholarship opportunities will open on this webpage in early 2020.
Entry Requirements

Expand+Applicants for the MLitt 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 the MLitt from an undergraduate d...

Course Content

Expand+The aim of this programme is to provide students with a professional training in academic research in Classics, and to develop their capacity to contribute to international scholarship in the discipline in an original and effective fashion. To this e...

Research Areas

Expand+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 E...

Careers or Further Progression University teaching and research, schoolteaching, and numerous other professions for which high-level writing and research skills are a desideratum.
Further Enquiries Programme Director Professor David Scourfield
Tel: +353 (0)1 708 3692 / 3316
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