Following an Award by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports of the Republic of Cyprus for the project ‘Fostering Cypriot and Greek Studies in Ireland’ based in the Department of Classics, Trinity College Dublin, a bursary of €1000 (towards the cost of tuition fees) is being offered for a student registered on the MPhil in Classics. This bursary is addressed to candidates with a background in Cypriot and/or Greek Archaeology and planning to pursue their interests in any of these areas.

Aimed both at students who intend to proceed to doctoral research and those who wish to round off their undergraduate studies by taking their encounter with the Classical world to the next level or to explore a nascent interest in ancient Greece and Rome, the MPhil in Classics offers a range of taught modules at high level and the opportunity to write a dissertation on a subject of your choice.


Is this course for me?

The Taught Masters in Classics at Trinity College is designed both for those who are already fully trained in the Classical languages, and for those who have completed non-language based degrees. The course aims to provide students with a grounding in postgraduate research skills in Classics and to hone the analytical, written, and verbal communication skills that are highly valued and effective in careers outside the university and education sectors. While the Research Skills modules offers instruction in the methodologies and approaches to the study of the ancient world, the Taught modules and the Dissertation offer students the opportunity to begin to specialise in a particular strand of Classical scholarship, literary, philosophical, historical or archaeological. The Taught Masters thereby provides an essential basis for further research in the discipline.

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Course Structure

Full-time option
Taken as a full-time course, the M.Phil. lasts for 12 months, starting in September. Teaching is spread over 24 weeks from September to the following April. Students are expected to be resident in Dublin working on their M.Phil. dissertation until the end of June (Statutory Term). The course consists of a combination of compulsory and optional components that together make up the 90 ECTS expected for full-time study over one academic year at Masters Level.

Part-time option
Students taking the course on a part-time basis do so over two years. Part-time students must pass taught modules carrying 40 credits, including the compulsory module CL7004 Classics Research Skills (20 credits), in their first year in order to progress to the second year. In their second year they must pass taught modules carrying 20 credits and submit the dissertation by 31st August.

Application deadline: 31 May 2023
Applicants to the programme should express their interest in being considered for this particular bursary in their online application, and, in addition, via a short email to Dr Giorgos Papantoniou.
For further information on the MPhil in Classics contact Prof. Ahuvia Kahane ([email protected]) and for queries on this bursary contact Dr Giorgos Papantoniou ([email protected])