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Arts - Greek and Roman Civilisation, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #286 (QS) Cork, Ireland
This Arts - Greek and Roman Civilisation course at University College Cork covers the history and culture of ancient Greece and Rome, from Rome's foundation, until the eclipse of Greek and Roman culture in the East. This includes the study of mythology, literature (poetry, prose, drama), art, architecture, and military and political history.
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The detailed analysis of often contradictory ancient sources, accompanied by a study of the often equally contradictory modern interpretations of the same, will train you in the critical analysis of arguments and evidence in order to encourage rigorous critical and independent thought at this Arts - Greek and Roman Civilisation programme at University College Cork.

Key facts

  • A knowledge of Greek & Roman Civilisation is essential for an understanding of the history and culture of Europe, even today
  • The classes are small after first year, and permit far more personal attention and discussion than is possible in larger disciplines
  • The Department of Classics at UCC has a particular strength in the study of Roman history and numismatics (the study of coins)
  • The Boole Library in UCC has one of best classical collections in Ireland, and provides a marvellous resource for both undergraduates and postgraduates
  • A unique emphasis is placed on the importance of the numismatics (study or collection of currency including coins) as well as the literary evidence in most of the historical lectures. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included: 

  • The Rise of Athens
  • Roman Imperial History AD14-68
  • Greek Mythology
  • Alexander the Great
  • The Late Roman Empire AD284-395
  • Byzantium and the Rise of Islam
  • The Rise of Christianity

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate entry requirements: H5 in two subjects, and O6/H7 in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate from Irish, English, another language, and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes.
  • Additional requirements: There are further subject specific requirements for subjects on offer through the BA. You can find out details on language-specific entry requirements in the points-to-note  section in the Arts and Arts International pages of the UCC calendar.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2685 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2685 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Cork

  • 860 - 1400 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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