Ancient History (Classics and Ancient Civilizations)

In the Master’s programme Ancient History you will explore the rich and vibrant history of the Mediterranean world during Classical Antiquity.

Studying Greek and Roman antiquity in Amsterdam

The Master's programme in Ancient History offers students a stimulating environment in which to study a broad range of historical issues pertaining to the ancient world. The course is unique in that it offers a joint degree programme in which the University of Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit collaborate, allowing students to become acquainted with the specialisations of a wide range of staff members of both universities. Students will thus not only follow a focused programme of courses, but are also be able to develop their own interests within the field of Greek and Roman antiquity.

The Master's programme in Ancient History offers students:

  • An in-depth knowledge and understanding of the political, social, cultural and religious history of the ancient (Greek and Roman) world.
  • Intensive classes consisting of small groups and direct personal contact with tutors.
  • Thorough training in analysing complicated historical issues using divergent source material as well as developing reporting skills (both orally and in writing) on historical debates in Greek and Roman history. 

Tania Patel, Master's in Ancient History student:

FGw / Tania Patel

'The UvA Master's in Ancient History was one of the most challenging, eye-opening and beautiful experiences of my life. I learned more than I thought was possible in a year and I developed intellectually as well as personally. What really made this programme unique, however, was the teachers: we were taught by some of the leading professors in the field and they gave us all the supervision we needed to grow academically.' 

ACASA Master's programmes

Starting September 2012, the University of Amsterdam and the VU (Free University of Amsterdam) are offering a joint Master's programme in Classics and Ancient Civilizations within the Amsterdam Centre for Ancient Studies and Archaeology (ACASA), which also offers a range of other Master's programmes in the field of Ancient studies. Thanks to this joint venture you can choose from a wide range of subjects which allows you to develop as a scholar in many different specialisms.

Amsterdam has its own Classical Antiquity 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 museum is closely involved with the education of ACASA.

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Reread all of the information at your own convenience in our factsheet.

Degree certificate

Ancient History 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).

MA Classics and Ancient Civilizations
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