Undergraduate
BSc (Hons) Classics (Greek & Roman Civiliazation, Latin & Greek)

University College Dublin

Course Overview


Latin and Greek allow you to either learn a language from scratch or to develop your existing knowledge.

As so much of European culture looks back to Classical Antiquity, studying Classics will give you insights not just into the ancient past but also into the ideas and texts that shaped the present. Three subjects are offered within the BA degree, which you can take separately or combine:

  • Greek & Roman Civilization
  • Latin
  • Greek

Greek & Roman Civilization explores the Classical World, through history, literature, art, archaeology, mythology and philosophy. You do not need any previous knowledge of the subject, nor will you have to learn the ancient languages.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Dublin City

What is the length of the course?

4 Years Full-time


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options

UCD School of Classics has links with the Universities of: Athens, Catania, Cyprus, Erlangen, Stuttgart, Rouen.

Non-EU exchange opportunities include: the University of Melbourne, Australia and the University of Virginia, USA.


Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

500

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 19,900 p.a.

Living Costs per year

€ 12,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • There is also the opportunity at the end of first or second year to go to Greece on our study tour.
  • We offer a language programme for beginners leading to the study of authors such as Homer, Plato, Lysias, Sophocles, Thucydides and Euripides.
  • Students who studied Latin at Leaving Cert (or equivalent) can develop their knowledge through modules on language, literature and culture.
  • The Classical Museum at UCD holds the largest collection of Greek and Roman artefacts on display in Ireland. Students taking relevant modules have the opportunity for hands-on interaction with the collection.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

Once you are ready to start your application, please click on APPLY NOW

As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements

YEAR 1 ENTRY

  • Example of high school qualifications that are considered for Year 1 entry are as follows:
    A-Level, IB Diploma, US Diploma, SAT, ACT, AP, ILC, HKDSE, STPM, CBSE, CISCE, ATAR, CAPE and NCEA.
  • If you have a different high school qualification you may have to apply for a foundation programme.

FOUNDATION YEAR ENTRY

  • Students who do not meet entry requirements for Year 1 can apply for a foundation programme at most universities. Contact our counsellors for further details and advice on a suitable course for you.

English Requirements

• IELTS: An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version.
• TOEFL:

  1. A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475+
  2. A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (Ibt) with a score of at least 20 in each section.

• Pearson English Language Text: Minimum of 63 and at least 59 for each item in the Communicative Skills section.
• Temporary measure for 2020 ONLY (Response to Covid 19): For students affected by testing centre closures due to COVID-19, UCD has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET) as a temporary measure for the 2020 intake. The minimum requirement will be a DET score of 110. An interview may be required in conjunction with this.

Special Entry Requirements

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Career Prospects


Graduates have highly valued skills including research and data analysis, presentation and discussion of opposing viewpoints, and writing English to a high standard. Graduates have pursued various careers, such as:

  • Advertising
  • Broadcasting
  • Journalism
  • Teaching
  • IT
  • Law
  • Business
  • Museum Curator
  • Conservation Officer
  • Archivist
  • Arts Management
  • Business Manager
  • CEO
  • Commercial Officer
  • Retail Merchandiser
  • Production Coordinator
  • Legal Researcher
  • Social Media Officer
  • Web Editor
  • Public Affairs Officer
  • Communications Advisor

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