Classics (Classics and Ancient Civilizations)

The Master's programme Classics combines linguistics, literature and cultural history. Its special profiles are narratology, discourse linguistics, intertextuality and reception, Neo-Latin and Byzantine Greek.


Classics: languages and cultures of Greco-Roman Antiquity

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.

Classics in Amsterdam

The university of Amsterdam has a long tradition of teaching and researching Latin and Greek. Doing a MA  Classics  in Amsterdam has also many other advantages. Greek tragedies  are regularly performed in the many theatres the city houses. Amsterdam also has its own antiquities museum, the Allard Pierson Museum, which houses a special collection of artefacts from Egypt, as well as a large collection of ceramics, glass and bronzes from Greek and Roman Antiquity. The library of the Allard Pierson Museum has an important collection in the area of Classical Antiquity in the Netherlands and surrounding countries. The Museum is closely involved with ACASA's education. The department of Classics of the University of Amsterdam has an excellent research library with a large open stack, and the University Library (UB), which offers even more books.

ACASA

The Master’s in Classics and Ancient Civilisations is jointly taught by the University of Amsterdam and the VU University Amsterdam via the Amsterdam Centre for Ancient Studies and Archaeology (ACASA). The Master’s programme Classics forms part of this joint programme. By pooling their resources in ACASA, the two Amsterdam-based universities offer the broadest package of Master’s programmes in the field of Classical Antiquity in the Netherlands.

Degree certificate

Classics is an accredited degree programme of Classics and Ancient Civilizations. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in Classics and Ancient Civilizations and the title Master of Arts (MA).

 


Degree programme
MA Classics and Ancient Civilizations
Type
Regular study programme
Mode
Full-time
Credits
60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction
English
Starts in
September
CROHO code
60821

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