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Classics and Ancient Civilisations: Ancient History

Degree type
MA
Language of education
English (100%)
Duration
12 months
Tuition fee EU/EEA
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Tuition fee Non EU/EEA
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Education type
Fulltime
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Application deadline
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Accreditations
Netherlands Government
Type of institution
Research University
City
Amsterdam

Program description

The Master's in Ancient History is specially developed for students wanting to dedicate their Master's studies to the history of the Mediterranean and West Asian worlds during Classical Antiquity.

Due to the broad range of study programmes offered by the Amsterdam Centre for Ancient Studies and Archaeology (ACASA), it is possible to develop oneself as an accomplished historian of Classical Antiquity. The programme Ancient History consists of two core modules: 'Great Debates in Ancient Historical Studies I and II', both of which introduce students to some of the most important debates within the discipline and give due attention to interdisciplinary research. The modules are concluded with a term paper. Students can choose between the two specialisations: 'East-West Confrontations' and 'Religion and Culture'. As part of these specialisations, various modules can be chosen, such as 'Confrontation between Greek and Mesopotamian cultures', 'Greek elites during imperial times' (both VU), 'The rise of Christianity' and 'The Roman city' (UvA). These lectures perfectly convey the expertise of the academic staff. Aside from the aforementioned, it is also possible to take elective modules from the Master's programmes Archaeology, Ancient Studies and Classics.

Admission requirements

Previous education

The Master's programme Ancient History is open to all students with a Bachelor's diploma from the UvA or the VU, or a recognised equivalent from another accredited university in:
- Ancient Studies
- Archaeology
- Greek and Latin Language and Culture
- History
The level of the Bachelor's diploma from a foreign higher education institution must be equal to three years of Dutch university education (to be judged by the Examinations Board).

Previous education

The Master’s programme Ancient History is open to all students with a Bachelor’s diploma from the UvA or the VU, or a recognised equivalent from another accredited university in:
- Ancient Studies
- Archaeology
- Greek and Latin Language and Culture
- History
The level of the Bachelor’s diploma from a foreign higher education institution must be equal to three years of Dutch university education (to be judged by the Examinations Board).

Written request

Aanmelden voor dit programma kan via de website van de Graduate School of Humanities (www.gsh.uva.nl).

Written request

Students can apply from 1 December until 1 April by filling out the digital application form and uploading the necessary documents via the website of the Graduate School of Humanities (www.gsh.uva.nl).

Language test

IELTS: average score 7
TOEFL: score 100
Cambridge Advanced English: score A2
Cambridge Proficiency in English: score B1

Language requirements

CAE: A2, CPE: B1, IELTS overall band: 7, IELTS listening: 7, IELTS reading: 7, IELTS writing: 7, IELTS speaking: 7, TOEFL internet based: 100

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