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Get acquainted with a new world

Was Caesar the first populist? Can Harry Potter be regarded as a mythological hero?

The Bachelor's programme in Ancient Studies investigates the Classical cultures that lie at the roots of our modern world. You will gain insight in the art, literature, philosophy, history, and mythology of Antiquity. You will learn to conduct solid research into ancient topics and use your historical knowledge to develop a critical outlook on contemporary trends and developments.

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Discover your Ancient Studies programme

During the unique Bachelor of Ancient Studies at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, you will plunge into the fascinating world of antiquity. The curriculum is diverse and multifaceted: you will study the origins of various religions, political systems, and philosophies, not to mention the history of fascinating empires such the Persian, the Athenian, and the Roman.

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View of the Pantheon in Rome from an alley

Change your world, study Ancient Studies

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