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Classics (Greek & Roman Civil,Latin,Greek)

Classics (Greek & Roman Civil,Latin,Greek)

Undergraduate (Level 8 NFQ , Credits 180 )
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 learn a language from scratch or develop your existing knowledge. Learn to read works by authors such as Cicero, Homer, Ovid, Plato, Sophocles and Virgil, in their original languages.
    For more information regarding this course, please click School of Classics
  • How do I apply?

    For EU students, please apply via MyUCD. The following entry route(s) are available:
    Description ENTRY Duration Application Opening Date APPURL
    Classics (Greek & Roman Civil,Latin,Greek)(BAU5) - Undergraduate Degree (Non EU) Entry in
    Full Time - 3 Year(s) Apply from -
    Oct 2019
    Classics (Greek & Roman Civil,Latin,Greek)(BAU5) - Access Progression Pathway Entry in
    Full Time - 3 Year(s) Apply from -
    Feb 2020

    Greek & Roman Civilization

    First Year Modules include:

    • Classical Greece
    • Age of Augustus
    • War and the Hero (Homer and Virgil)
    • Lost Cities of the Ancient World.

    Second & Final Years:

    • Alexander the Great
    • Greek Tragedy
    • Heracles the Hero
    • Greeks, Romans, and Barbarians
    • Minoans and Mycenaeans
    • Epic after Virgil
    • The Oedipus Myth
    • Pompeii
    • Eating and Drinking in Antiquity
    • Family Life in Ancient Greece
    • Magic in the Ancient World

    There is also the opportunity at the end of first or second year to go to Greece on our study tour.

    You can begin the study of Latin in first year, or develop existing knowledge from Leaving Certificate or equivalent, through modules on language, literature and culture. Authors studied include Virgil, Cicero, Tacitus and Livy.

    We offer a language programme for beginners leading to the study of authors such as Homer, Plato, Lysias, Sophocles, Thucydides and Euripides.

    Students attend lectures and tutorials, and undertake independent reading and study. Some modules are taught in small classes. Assessment is through class tests, exams and coursework essays.

    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

      You can continue your study of the ancient world at UCD, with a taught MA in Classics and a research degree – MLitt or PhD. For details, see
    These currently include studying abroad for a year either through the Erasmus programme or on a non-EU exchange. UCD School of Classics has links with the Universities of Athens, Catania, Cyprus, Erlangen, Nantes and Rouen.