The Department of Ancient Classics prides itself on its ability to offer postgraduate supervision and postdoctoral mentoring across a wide range of topics and disciplines. For information on courses available to postgraduates, see the list of Our Courses.

Ancient Classics is delighted to announce its 2023/24 postgraduate options.

(1) First and foremost, the department continues to offer the ever-popular, one-year, taught MA in Classical Studies. This is a personalized degree designed to provide graduates with a set of research skills appropriate to work at the postgraduate level as they tackle the in-depth study of specific topics within the field of Classics. (Research across a broad range of ancient culture and history topics is supported by the Dept. of Ancient Classics at Maynooth.)

(2) In addition, commencing September 2023, the Dept. of Ancient Classics will also offer a new Higher Diploma in Classical Studies. This is a programme designed for applicants who already hold a BA or comparable degree and wish to add Classical Studies to their list of qualifications. No prior knowledge in the subject is required and entrants have the option to take the programme full time or part time.

Here's a short clip giving an introduction to the Higher Diploma:

For further information contact the Dept. Office at

Beyond these taught options, the Department of Ancient Classics is firmly committed to research and also welcomes applications from PhD candidates. Again, interested parties should contact the Dept. Office at

The department also accepts applications from postdoctoral students interested in an affiliation through fellowship schemes such as those offered by the Irish Research Council, and encourage prospective research students to apply for a Hume Fellowship.