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Uncover the Ancient World

The Master's programme Classics and Ancient Civilizations prepares you for a broad range of career opportunities.

After graduating you can be employed in positions requiring in-depth knowledge of this area and/or a range of academic skills such as critical text analysis, independent research, problem solving, creative thinking, text writing, presentation skills.

What can you do after your Master's degree?

Enter the workforce

Alumni from the programme have started careers in:

Teaching in secondary education
Commercial research
Arts management
The broad cultural sector including: museums, archives, journalism, publishing, cultural tourism

Deepen your academic knowledge

Follow an Educational Master
Or you can follow an Educational Master’s programme and become a fully qualified secondary school teacher in the Netherlands. With the Classics specialisation, you can follow VU Amsterdam’s one-year Dutch Educational Master’s (Leraar VHO in de Taal- en Cultuurwetenschappen), specialising in Greek and Latin. 

Join one of the Research Master’s programmes within ACASA 

If you perform well during the regular Master’s programme and wish to pursue a PhD candidacy at VU Amsterdam or the UvA, or at another university in the Netherlands or abroad, continuing your studies in one of the two-year selective Research Master’s programmes within ACASAClassics and Ancient Studies: Research at VU Amsterdam or Archaeology at UvA – may be an option.