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Studying Classics at Trinity College

Trinity College Open Day - December 1st 2012, 10 am - 3 pm.

Are you interested in finding out more about studying with us in Classics?
Come and visit our stand in the Dining Hall on Open Day and talk to staff and students, and drop in to hear our talk about our degree options at 11.30 am in the Emmet lecture theatre in the Arts building.

General information on TCD Open Day

Event Guide (pdf, 1.3mb)

Parents and students: If you would like to visit the Department and talk to a member of staff in more detail about our programmes or have an opportunity to meet current students, please make contact with us on 018961208 or at

What do we teach? Our programmes in a nutshell:

Four different programmes in the TSM programme (where students choose two different subject areas to study together):

What our students say about us?


I was attracted to the Classics Department because of its reputation for combining high academic demands with a supportive and friendly interest in individual students. I found this reputation amply justified. I felt from the first moment that I was a part of the Department, rather than an anonymous unit to be processed. I studied Classics purely for pleasure, and thats what I got. What I didnt expect was the degree to which it has been useful in my working life. The habits of analysis and organisation I learned from Trinity Colleges Department of Classics have been invaluable.
Kevin McGee B.A. (2008)

Thanks to my lecturers, I learned to appreciate Latin and Greek as literature, and have ever since been struck by how modern and self-aware the ancient authors seem.
Donncha ORourke B.A. (2001), Ph.D. (2008)


I have always appreciated the sense of a close-knit community in the Department. I think the library area on the sixth floor helps with that, but I also think it is down to the friendliness of the staff. I am never afraid to knock on a lecturers door to ask for help or advice and even the silliest questions are cheerfully responded to. In the Ancient History and Archaeology programme, I found the course content to have a good balance between the literary sources and the archaeology, allowing us, as students, to have a fuller understanding of not only the larger history but also the daily life of the ancient world
Aoife Condit B.A. (2009), MPhil (2011)

The four years I spent in the Classics department at Trinity were amazing! The staff are incredibly talented and helpful, always there if I needed anything! The course was suitably broad, giving me a chance to explore different subjects yet allowing me to pursue my own interests in fourth year. It's a great department and Classical Civilization is a thoroughly interesting and enjoyable course.
Caitlin Valiulis (B.A. 2009), MPhil (2011)

Last updated 23 November 2012