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Classics and Ancient Civilisations: Ancient Studies

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
Start of program
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Application deadline
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Accreditations
NVAO
Type of institution
Research University
City
Amsterdam

Program description

The Master's programme Ancient Studies does not adhere to disciplinary boundaries. There is almost not a single question which can be answered solely from an archaeological or literary vantage point.

At Ancient Studies you learn to use that which is necessary, be it ancient history, archaeology, ancient languages or philosophy. An ideal situation if you consider yourself both an historian and archaeologist, and want to view literature as a product of society. The core module of the programme is 'Great Debates in Ancient Historical Studies'. You will write a paper about one of these debates. Depending on your background, you can specialise in Ancient History/Archaeology, Latin or Greek Language and Culture, and Mesopotamian Language and Culture from the first millennium BC. Apart from the great historical debates, students will also deal with questions like: Rome was an ethnic melting pot during imperial times: how did classical poets react to this, and can traces of this ethnic intermingling be found in studies of living conditions and artistic expressions? Can we learn more about the people of Classical Antiquity by studying their objects of art? And what is the influence of Latin literature on Dutch literature? Or: for once don't compare Homer with Virgil, but with the Gilgamesh epic.

Admission requirements

Previous education

The Master's programme in Ancient Studies is open to all students with a Bachelor's degree or the equivalent thereof in:
- Greek and Latin language and culture
- Latin language and culture
- Ancient Studies
- History*
- Archaeology*
* Only if your Bachelor's programme has adequately
covered Mediterranean Archaeology and/or Ancient
History. In addition to evaluating the content of your
Bachelor's, the Examinations Board will also consider
your study results and reasons for wanting to participate.

Previous education

The Master’s programme Ancient Studies 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:
- Greek and Latin language and culture
- Latin language and culture
- Ancient Studies (VU)
- History*
- Archaeology*
* Only if your Bachelor’s programme has adequately dealt with Mediterranean Archaeology and/or Ancient History. Except for scrutinising the content of your Bachelor’s, the Examinations Board will also consider your study results and reasons for wanting to participate.
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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