Greek and Roman Civilisation HDip in Arts

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Course Code: CKA07 Full-time; CKA42 Part-time

Course Title: Greek and Roman Civilisation

College: Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

Greek and Roman Civilisation

Duration: 1 year Full-time; 2 years Part-time

Teaching Mode: Full-time, Part-Time

The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 2 years.

Qualifications: HDip in Arts

NFQ Level: Level 8

Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU €6,000 full-time; €3,000 per year part-time

Entry Requirements: You will already have a degree, preferably in the area of Arts or the Sciences (please see Detailed Entry Requirements)

Closing Date: Applications now closed for 2017/2018

Next Intake: September 2018


The Higher Diploma in Greek and Roman Civilisation is ideal for you if you already have a degree and you wish to study Greek and Roman Civilisation intensively.

The course will introduce you to the cultures of the Greeks and Romans, and you will learn how these cultures oversaw the birth and development of the western world, including Christianity.

The study of Greek and Roman literary, philosophical and artistic heritage has hugely influenced Western culture, making this course a really important adjunct to the study of all the European literatures, English, history, philosophy, and the history of art.

Course Details

You will take 60 credits worth of modules from a broad range of topics taken by undergraduate students in Greek and Roman Civilisation.

These may include modules in ancient Greek or Latin appropriate to your existing level of knowledge, if you so wish.

The range of available modules may vary a little from year to year, but normally has strong emphasis on Greek and Roman history.

Modules will include such topics as:

· Alexander the Great· the Julio-Claudian Dynasty· the Roman Army· the Late Roman Empire· the Rise of Christianity.

The online College Book of Modules contains descriptions for all modules for the current academic year.

Detailed Entry Requirements

It is intended for those who already have a degree, preferably in the area of Arts or the Sciences

The Higher Diploma in Arts is a conversion programme and applicants would not normally have studied the relevant subject to Honours Degree level previously.  

If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please click here to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests. 


Application Procedure

Application for this programme is on-line at Places on this programme are offered in rounds. The closing dates for each round can be found here. For full details of the application procedure click How to apply.

Please note you will be required to answer specific additional supplementary questions as part of the online applications process for this programme. A copy of these supplementary questions are available to view here: CKA07AdditionalQuestions (50kB) and CKA42AdditionalQuestions (50kB)

Course Practicalities

Lectures are by day Monday to Friday for full-time and part-time students. You will have, on average, 12 hours of lectures per week full-time.


The modules are usually tested by end-of-year examination. Approximately half of the modules also include an essay requirement of 1,500 words, excluding notes.

Who Teaches This Course

The Roman history modules, and some Latin modules if so chosen, will be taught by the Head of Department Dr David Woods

Other modules will be taught by a variety of staff according to availability.

Contact us

E: David Woods

P: + 353 21 490 3491 or 4902359
W: Website

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