We are happy to welcome International and Occasional students who wish to take modules in the Department of Ancient Classics. Students visiting for a whole year are, in general, assessed in the same way as all other students. Special arrangements are in place for students visiting for semester 1 only: details are provided below, or you may consult the lecturer in question.

For general enquiries please contact the International/Occasional Students co-ordinator, Dr William Desmond.


International/Occasional students who come to study at Maynooth University for Semester 2 only, or for the full academic year, will be assessed in exactly the same way as regular Maynooth University students; i.e. they will sit the same examination (or do the same written assignments) and have the same essay options for any module they take.

International/Occasional Students taking Greek and Roman Civilization modules in Semester 1 only must have their assessment completed by the end of the teaching semester, and sitting the January examination is therefore not an option. In place of the examination at the end of semester 1, International/Occasional students will write an essay.  In the first-year module GC151: An Introduction to Greek and Roman Civilization I: Gods and Heroes: From Myth to History (7.5 credits) assessment will consist of Two Written Assignments. Details concerning the Written Assignments (Titles and Word Counts) will be made available by the lecturer concerned.  In second- and third-year modules, in place of the examination at the end of Semester one, International/Occasional students will write one essay.

N.B. International/Occasional Students who are here for Semester One only cannot take Greek or Latin modules.

For more details regarding assessment for each module, please see below.