The Master's programme in Classics and Ancient Civilizations comprises 60 EC:
- 18 EC for interdisciplinary courses and associated self-study
- 12 EC for specialization courses
- 12 EC for research projects or electives
- 18 EC for a Master’s thesis
The interdisciplinary courses aim at training your disciplinary reading skills whilst at the same time sparking a cross-disciplinary dialogue between literary and historical approaches to texts (period 1). They also teach you how to apply modern theories from the social sciences for a better understanding of ancient textual or material sources (period 2).
The objectives of the two modules within the specialization Classics are to deepen the understanding of modern literary and linguistic theory in Classics, post-classical Greek and Medieval Latin. The two modules of the specialization Ancient Studies intend to deepen the understanding of concepts and methods in ancient history and ancient studies with literary, epigraphic, and iconographical sources.
In the second semester, you will participate in small groups in two Research Projects which are closely associated with research by faculty staff or, alternatively, you will take electives, which include the courses of the national Master Language programme, such as Greek epigraphy in Athens and Latin epigraphy in Rome. For Ancient Studies it is possible to take electives from the Archaeology Programme in ACASA.
Finally, you will write your Master’s thesis on your own area of research. The writing of your Master’s thesis is an important part of the programme, enabling you to conduct original research under the supervision of one of the staff members. The subject of the thesis must be mutually agreed upon by you and your academic supervisor. A Master’s thesis seminar is offered to prepare you for the assignment. Thanks to the cooperation between the two universities a wide array of topics is open for supervision.