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M.Phil Programme Structure

The M.Phil is full-time and lasts for 12 months, starting in September. Teaching will be 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.

Compulsory Components (50 ECTS)

Taught Module Options (40 ECTS)

Students take 40 credits comprised of EITHER
one elementary ancient language (20 ECTS over 2 semesters) plus one taught module (10 ECTS) per semester
Two taught modules (2 x 10 ECTS) per semester
Three taught modules (3 x 10 ECTS, two in one semester, one in the other semester), plus Modern Greek for beginners (10 ECTS over 2 semesters)

a) Language Courses (20 ECTS) – all year

For students who have previously studied Greek and/or Latin, a range of author- and topic-based 10 ECTS modules will also be available. In 2016-17 such modules will (subject to final confirmation) include: Greek Tragedy; Plato; Wisdom and Tradition; Hellenistic Poetry; Latin Comedy; Latin Letters; Informal Latin; Latin Didactic Poetry. Students are permitted to choose a maximum of three such language modules, or one language module (10 ECTS) and one year-long Beginner’s language module (20 ECTS), but they must choose at least one taught Seminar topic (10 ECTS) from the list below.

b) Seminar Topics (10 ECTS) – one term

Michaelmas Term 2018:

Hilary Term 2019:

Not Available In 2018-19:

Please Note: taught MPhil options for 2018/19 are subject to confirmation.

Last updated 20 August 2018