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
- CL7051 Elementary Greek I (10 ECTS)
- CL7052 Elementary Greek II (5 ECTS)
- CL7053 Elementary Greek III (5 ECTS)
- CL7071 PG Elementary Latin (10 ECTS)
- CL7072 PG Reading Latin (5 ECTS)
- CL7073 PG Latin Language (5 ECTS)
- Modern Greek (10 ECTS)
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; Appian; 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 2016:
- CL7021 Curiosity and Crisis in the Late-fifth Century: Receptions of the Sophists (Dr Ashley Clements)
- CL7034 Greeks and Barbarians (Dr Shane Wallace)
- CL7040 The Art of Editing (Prof Anna Chahoud)
Hilary Term 2017:
- CL7020 The Eternal City: the Archaeology of the City of Rome (Dr Hazel Dodge)
- CL7023 Classics and European Identity (Selected staff from the Classics Department)
- CL7042 The Argonautic Tradition: Mythography, Poetry, History and Art (Dr Martine Cuypers)
Not Available In 2016-17:
- CL7030 Gender and Genre in Augustan poetry (Prof Monica Gale)
- CL7041 The Usable Past: Imagining and Consuming the Aegean Bronze Age (Dr Christine Morris)
Please Note: taught MPhil options for 2017/18 are subject to confirmation.