MA in Classics & Ancient Civilizations

General

Program Description

University of Groningen

What kinds of social media did the ancient Greeks and Romans use? What kinds of ideas circulated and how can we trace these through ancient literature? Find answers to this and more in one of the tracks of this program.

The Master in Classics and Ancient Civilizations consists of two tracks:

  • Classics
  • Ancient History

In the Classics degree program, you will learn to apply academic tools and theories in studying various themes from Antiquity and to critically assess written and material sources. You can opt for a language-oriented curriculum, or combine literary and historical subjects. In Ancient History specialization, we take a historical approach to the period from Hellenism to Late Antiquity. In addition to literary sources, you will use inscriptions, papyri, and archaeological sources to cast a different light on the ancient world. Both tracks are concluded with a thesis, following which you will be awarded a Master of Arts degree in Classics and Ancient Civilizations. This Master's degree program is also available as a part-time variant.

Students wishing to pursue an academic career may also be interested in the two-year Research Master CMEMS, with the option to specialize in Classics and/or Ancient History.

Why study this program in Groningen?

  • A broad approach to Antiquity
  • Integration of classical languages and ancient cultural history
  • Strong expertise in a wide range of subjects; see under "Research" in both tracks
  • Relatively small and friendly community
  • Internationally orientated research climate
  • Excellent teaching: two staff members elected Lecturer of the Year
  • A vibrant university city with many international students

Program

Program options

  • Classical Studies (track)
  • Ancient History (track)
  • Master's Honours Programme (honors program)

Entry requirements

Admission requirements

Specific requirements More information
language test Additional requirements English: A VWO diploma or a subject certificate for VWO English (mark 6 or higher), minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 on writing skills), or IELTS 7 (with a minimum of 6.5 on all items). Language Centre English Test (LCET) level C1

Application deadlines

Type of student Deadline Start course
Dutch students

15 January 2020

15 August 2020

01 February 2020

01 September 2020

EU/EEA students

15 October 2019

01 May 2020

15 October 2020

01 February 2020

01 September 2020

01 February 2021

non-EU/EEA students

15 October 2019

01 May 2020

15 October 2020

01 February 2020

01 September 2020

01 February 2021

Tuition fees

Nationality Year Fee Program form
EU/EEA 2019-2020 € 2083 full-time
non-EU/EEA 2019-2020 € 12500 full-time
EU/EEA 2020-2021 € 2143 full-time

Job prospects

As a graduate in Classics, you will possess a broad knowledge of Antiquity, a good level of language proficiency, and critical thinking skills. You will be eligible for positions in academic libraries and museums, in journalism, and in the corporate sector. Classics graduates also find work with publishers and cultural and governmental institutions. Or you could find work as a teacher, translator or researcher.

Last updated Oct 2019

About the School

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The University of Groningen has a rich academic tradition dating back to 1614. From this tradition arose the first female student and the first female lecturer in the Netherlands, the first Dutch astronaut and the first president of the European Central Bank. Geographically, the University is rooted in the Northern part of the Netherlands, a region very close to its heart. Read less
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