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Classics and Ancient Civilisations: Classics

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 Classics combines linguistics, literature and cultural history. Its special profiles are narratology and discourse linguistics, intertextuality and reception, and ancient thought.

As a discipline, Classics is alive and kicking. The study of the texts, literatures and material culture of ancient Greece and Rome offers a treasure trove of information. This information is of the highest interest in itself, but is also highly relevant to contempory culture. Do you consider it a challenge to nuance the image of Greco-Roman Antiquity, as well as make new links between the present and the past? If so, then the Master's in Classics is the programme for you. The world of Greco-Roman Antiquity has many facets, which is why Classics embraces many disciplines. Students will be analysing representative primary sources much more in-depth than was the case during the Bachelor's phase. Choosing their own areas of interest, students will be introduced to scholarly debates and learn to handle the academic instruments with which to contribute to relevant discussions. In addition, students will be shown how to apply their specialist, critical knowledge of Classical Antiquity to texts and other cultural phenomena from later periods.

Admission requirements

Previous education

The Master's programme Classics is open to all students with a Bachelor's degree or a recognised equivalent thereof from another accredited university in:
- Greek and Latin language and culture
- Latin language and culture
- Ancient Studies

The level of the Bachelor's diploma must be comparable to that of a Dutch Bachelor's degree.

Previous education

The Master’s in Classics 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
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).
Prospective students with Bachelor’s degrees (university) other than those mentioned above can nonetheless apply for admission to the programme. The Examinations Board will in such cases take a look at the content of the prospective student’s Bachelor programme, his/her study results and general motivation.

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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