The Department offers courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Details for all modules are included in Course Finder.
After the first-year modules (GC151, GC152), students may pursue different paths:
Single-honours: 60 credits
Double Major: 30 credits
Minor: 20 credits
Essentially any combination of modules is possible, catering to different interests (whether literature, history, language). Below is a list of modules for 2022-23, with links to Coursefinder:
Year 2, Semester 1:
- GC215 Women in Greece & Rome
- GC217 Power and the People in Imperial Rome
- GC229 Ancient Mythology
- GC230 Introduction to Greek Philosophy
- GC227 Introduction to Ancient Greek, 1
- GC298a and GC298b Intensive Introductory Latin, 1 (co-requisites, 10 credits)
Year 2, Semester 2:
- GC204 Greek Tragedy
- GC224 Understanding Thucydides: The Flowering of Greek Historiography
- GC226 Ovid: Poet of Metamorphosis, Exile, and Love.
- GC228 Introduction to Ancient Greek, 2
- GC299a and GC299b Intensive Introductory Latin, 2 (co-requisites, 10 credits)
Year 3, Semester 1:
- GC309 The Aeneid & the Story of Roman Epic
- GC313 Fire from Heaven: The Rise of Macedonia & Alexander the Great
- GC318 Greek Law and Political Theory
Year 3, Semester 2:
- GC316 A World full of Gods: Religious Life in the Roman Empire
- GC319 Roman Law and Society
- GC330 Titans, Riots, and Silent Girls: Modern Representations of the Ancient World
- GC350 Essay Project
Most of these modules are also available to visiting international students. Students who spend a year studying abroad are awarded a BA (International) degree.
The Department offers several taught Masters degrees:
- One-year MA in Classical Studies
- Two-year MA in Classics
- One-year MA in Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Thought, taught jointly between Ancient Classics and Philosophy.
The Department also offers a PhD programme for suitably qualified candidates. If you are considering applying for a PhD in Ancient Classics, you are encouraged first to contact the Director of Research and Postgraduate Studies, Dr William Desmond, in order to discuss possible topics and supervision arrangements.