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Programme structure

The Master's programme Classics comprises 60 ECTS credits:

  • 42 credits for core courses, electives and tutorials.
  • 18 credits for a Master's thesis.

Detailed course information

For detailed course information, please see the UvA Course Catalogue (link below).

UvA Course Catalogue: Classics

Credit transfer

Students who show exceptional promise during a regular or professional programme are encouraged to continue their studies in a research programme. Once students are admitted to the research programme, they can transfer credits earned during their previous course of study towards their research programme degree. The Examinations Board determines which courses qualify for transfer.

Please follow the links below to the Research Master's programmes Literary Studies, and Classics and Ancient Civilisations.

Literary Studies (Research Master's)

Classics and Ancient Civilisations (Research Master's)


The Master's thesis reports on research carried out by the student under the supervision of an academic staff member involved in the programme. The subject of the thesis must be mutually agreed upon by the student and the academic adviser.


For more information about available internships and the experiences of other student interns, please follow the link and search for internships for international students in the A-Z list.

Internships (Current student's website)