Undergraduate
BA (Hons) Greek and Roman Civilization

University College Cork

Course Overview


This course covers the history and culture of ancient Greece and Rome, from Rome's foundation, c. 753BC,

until the eclipse of Greek and Roman culture in the East, c. AD750. This includes the study of mythology, literature (poetry, prose, drama), art, architecture, and military and political history. No knowledge of the ancient languages is required, but you will also be given the opportunity to learn some Greek or Latin if you wish to do so.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Cork City

What is the length of the course?

36 Months Full-time (3 Years)


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options

Study abroad: If you are studying through the BA International, you will spend Year 3 studying at one of our partner universities abroad. We currently have links with universities in: Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden Mexico, and the USA .
Work placement: If you study through the BA or the BA International, you will have the opportunity to avail of a work placement in Year 2.


Application Closing Date

Open for applications

Number of Places

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 12,500

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • A knowledge of Greek & Roman Civilisation is essential for an understanding of the history and culture of Europe, even today.
  • The Department of Classics at UCC has a particular strength in the study of Roman history and numismatics (the study of coins).
  • A unique emphasis is placed on the importance of the numismatics (study or collection of currency including coins) as well as the literary evidence in most of the historical lectures.
  • The classes are small after first year, and permit far more personal attention and discussion than is possible in larger disciplines.
  • The Boole Library in UCC has one of best classical collections in Ireland, and provides a marvellous resource for both undergraduates and postgraduates.
  • This course includes the study of mythology, literature (poetry, prose, drama), art, architecture, and military and political history.

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

  • Leaving Certificate:

At Least six subjects must be presented. Minimum grade requirement of 2*H5 and 4*O6/H7. Applicants will need to meet the following minimum entry requirements:
English: O6/H7
Irish: O6/H7
Mathematics: H3
Other Language: O6/H7

  • A-Levels: C C C
  • IB: 26″

English Requirements

Duolingo English Test (DET): DET score of 120 or better
Please note: Applicants scoring DET 110 or 115 will be required to sit a UCC Language Centre Skills Check before receiving an offer. Applicants presenting with one of these two scores should contact the UG EU Admissions Office directly by emailing admissions@ucc.ie.

UCC has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET) as a temporary measure for the 2020 intake.

IELTS: College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences: All Programmes. 6.5 Minimum individual sections 5.5
TOELF: College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences: All Programmes.

  • TOEFL 90: Listening 17; Reading 18; Speaking 20; Writing 17

Pearson PTE Academic: College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences: All Programmes. 63 Minimum individual sections 51

Special Entry Requirements

Career Prospects


The detailed analysis of often contradictory ancient sources, accompanied by a study of the often equally contradictory modern interpretations of the same, will train you in the critical analysis of arguments and evidence in order to encourage rigorous critical and independent thought.

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