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?
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?
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
Living Costs per year
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.
How to Apply
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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
- 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:
Other Language: O6/H7
- A-Levels: C C C
- IB: 26″
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.