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Ancient Studies

Bachelor
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Was Caesar the first populist? Can Harry Potter be regarded as a mythological hero? The Bachelor's programme in Ancient Studies investigates the Classical cultures that lie at the roots of our modern world. You will gain insight in the art, literature, philosophy, history, and mythology of Antiquity. You will learn to conduct solid research into ancient topics and use your historical knowledge to develop a critical outlook on contemporary trends and developments.

Language of instruction
English
Mode
Full-time

Mar09
Bachelor's Week 9-16 Mar
Apr03
Experience Days spring
Why Ancient Studies at the UvA

Unique profile

You will study the history, literature, and material culture of the ancient world from a broad geographical and temporal perspective.

Five specialisations 

Choose between: Ancient History, Archaeology or Ancient Near Eastern Studies. Dutch speaking students can also specialize in Ancient Latin and Ancient Greek.

ACASA

The programme is taught by a multidisciplinary team of lecturers in a unique collaboration between the Uva and VU.

Ideal study environment

You will study in the cultural heart of Amsterdam, with its many museums and cultural institutions, such as the Allard Pierson and the Rijksmuseum.

Is Ancient Studies right for you?

  1. You are interested in the cultural history of Antiquity and its influence up to the present day.
  2. You are eager to investigate ancient material and textual sources and want to become a specialist with a broad, critical outlook.
  3. You are keen to participate in a community with ca. 55 Dutch and international first-year students and look forward to go on excursions to interesting ancient sites and museums.
  4. You want to study at an interdisciplinary center of expertise on the ancient world, which is ACASA, a UvA-VU collaboration between Archaeologists, Classicists and Ancient historians of both universities.
Koen Vacano, PhD candidate
Copyright: UvA
The Ancient Studies programme draws people from various backgrounds and specialisations, who work together to create a programme that is interesting from many different perspectives. I really enjoy being part of that. Koen Vacano, PhD candidate Read the interview
Bachelor's programme in Ancient Studies explained

Find out in 4 minutes what the unique Ancient Studies Bachelor's programme is about. Professor Vladimir Stissi and student Gijs explain.

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Facts & Figures
Degree programme
BA Ancient Studies
Type
Regular study programme
Mode
Full-time
Credits
180 ECTS, 36 months
Language of instruction
English
Starts in
September
CROHO code
56704
Location
University Quarter