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Classics and Ancient Civilizations
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After graduating with a Master’s degree in Classics and Ancient Civilizations, you will be well prepared for positions requiring in-depth knowledge of this field, or other jobs requiring a range of academic skills.

The job market

Alumni from the programme have started careers in:

  • Teaching and academia
  • Commercial research
  • Arts management
  • The broad cultural sector including: Museums, Archives, Journalism, Publishing, Cultural tourism

An academic career

Graduates can also continue in academia and pursue a PhD programme at the VU or the UvA, another Dutch university or a university abroad. If you wish to pursue an academic career, it is advisable to discuss the possibility of joining a two-year Research Master's programme.

If you plan to continue your career in education, you will be well equipped to follow an Educational Master’s programme specialising in Greek and Latin. Taught in Dutch, this programme will allow you to become a fully qualified secondary school teacher in the Netherlands.

Teacher training programme

Would you like to learn how to be a teacher? Dutch-speaking students who have already completed a Master's programme can register for this one-year programme at the Interfaculty Teacher Training Programmes (Interfacultaire Lerarenopleidingen, ILO).

Dutch-speaking students who completed a minor in Education during their Bachelor's programme are eligible for exemptions from some components of the teacher-training programme. For more information on this programme, visit the website of the Interfaculty Teacher Training Programmes (in Dutch).

What alumni say

"The programme has generally exceeded my expectations. Teaching is almost always of an excellent standard and students feel enthusiastic about taking part in class discussions. Whilst the workload can be challenging, this helps to assure students that they have been admitted to a prestigious and competitive programme at an excellent institution." - Lily Fell, Ancient Studies student