Are you interested in written and material sources from Antiquity? Do you want to know how to write a commentary on an ancient text? Then this track is just the thing for you.

In this one-year's Master track you learn how to tackle different aspects of Classical Antiquity in an academic way and how to write a commentary on a classical text. You may choose between a more linguistic or more cultural-historical approach. Besides literary sources, inscriptions, papyri and archaeological sources are also used to shed light on the world of Classical Antiquity. It is also possible to follow courses at another faculty, within the Master language programme, or to include a work placement in the programme. You will finish your programme by writing a thesis.

NB: This Master's track is also offered on a part-time basis.

Programme options

Master Honours College (honours program)

The Honours Programme is designed for students who want to get more out of themselves and their academic training. The Honours College gives talented, motivated Master students the opportunity to challenge themselves even more by offering an extra programme of 15 ECTS that is followed in addition to the regular Master's degree programme. The Master's Honours Programme is geared to the development of leadership skills.

Master's placement

During this Master's track, you can follow a Master's placement for ECTS credit points. This placement offers students the opportunity of work experience and of orientation on the labour market. You can do a placement at an institution, organization or company in the Netherlands or abroad. It is your responsibility to find a placement, but the Mobility Office can offer help where necessary.

Programme schedule

In addition to the range of course units provided by this track itself, students can also follow Masterlanguage courses. Masterlanguage is a national programme that offers courses for students of European languages, but also of Greek and Latin. The courses are jointly organized by lecturers from Radboud University, the University of Groningen, Leiden University, Utrecht University, the University of Amsterdam and VU University Amsterdam. More information about the courses, entry requirements and registration can be found on the Masterlanguage website: You may follow Masterlanguage courses in consultation with the Board of Examiners of your Master's degree programme.

Admission requirements

Language test
Minimum language requirements of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items). ERK level B2 (preferably C1).
Previous Education

BA degree in:

  • History
  • Classics
  • Medieval Studies
  • a European language and culture study (with a specialization in literature and culture)
  • another related field

Tuition fees

  • EU/EEA 2018-2019: €2060 full-time
  • EU/EEA 2018-2019: €11517 part-time
  • non-EU/EEA 2018-2019: €11500 full-time
  • non-EU/EEA 2018-2019: €6150 part-time

Application deadlines

For both EU/EEA and non-EU/EEA students:
  • 15 October 2017 for starting on 01 February 2018
  • 01 May 2018 for starting on 01 September 2018

Job prospects:

As a graduate, you may work in an academic library or in museums. You can also work in journalism, the cultural sector or in publishing. Job examples

  • Curator in a museum
  • Researcher
  • Librarian
  • Translator Classics


The research of the staff members of the Greek and Latin department in Groningen covers all aspects of antiquity: Greek and Latin language and literature, ancient philosophy, classical archaeology and ancient history. You can find more information about the research projects in Groningen on our website and on the personal web pages of the staff members.

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