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Masters in Classics and Ancient Civilizations: Classics

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
September 2019
Application deadline: 01 June 2019
2,083 EUR

Program description

Study a Masters in Ancient Civilizations in the Netherlands

Classics is alive and kicking. The study of the texts, literature and material culture of ancient Greece and Rome offers a treasure trove of information. This information is not only fascinating in its own right, but it is also highly relevant to our present-day culture. Do you consider it a challenge to nuance our image of Greco-Roman antiquity and to forge new links between the present and the past? In that case, Classics is the specialization for you.

Ancient Civilizations Structure

Within the Classics track, there are two fields of interests:

  • Linguistic and Narratological Approaches to Classical Texts: theoretical lectures on the principles of textual linguistics and narratology; parallel workshops applying theory to work of Greek and Latin authors; choice between two modules in Greek and Latin linguistics or Greek and Latin literature studies.
  • Intertextuality and Reception: module on theory and practice of intertextuality and reception; Greek or Latin literature studies focusing on later historical periods; representative texts from Christian literature; Greek section covers Byzantine literature; Latin section covers Medieval and neo-Latin. In the second semester, you will conduct research for your Master’s thesis.

Admission requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree in Greek and Latin language and culture from an accredited research university including at least three full years of academic study amounting a minimum of 180 ECTS or equivalent.
  • Motivation, background and personality (motivation letter, CV and personal reference)
  • Proof of sufficient proficiency in English.

Tuition fees

The cost of this program for students of EU/EEA countries is €2,060.


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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is an internationally renowned research university founded in 1880 . The university offers over 120 English taught programs at Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral level. Students and staff of 84 nationalities create a dynamic international academic community. The...

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De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
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