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. Latin and Greek allow you to either learn a language from scratch or to develop your existing knowledge. Learn to read works by authors such as Cicero, Homer, Plato, Sophocles and Virgil, in their original languages.
What you need to know
Where is the course located?
What is the length of the course?
3 Years Full-time
When can I apply?
You can apply today
When does the course start?
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, University of Virginia, USA.
Application Closing Date
Open for an application
Number of Places
Fees and Funding
Non-EU Tuition Fees
€ 19,900 p.a.
Living Costs per year
Features and Benefits
- 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.
- 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.
- There is also the opportunity at the end of first or second year to go to Greece on our study tour.
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
- 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.
• IELTS: An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version.
- 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+
- 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
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:
• Museum Curator
• Conservation Officer
• Arts Management
• Business Manager