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How long you will study
12 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 2060

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Course starts
February, September

International course fees
EUR 11500

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About Classics and Ancient Civilizations at University of Groningen

What are the classical roots of modern ideas about politics How do you write a commentary on a text from antiquity? Find out by following one of the tracks of this Master's degree programme.

The Master's degree programme in Classics and AncientCivilizations consists of two tracks: 

In the Classical Studies degree programme, we take an academic approach to various themes from Antiquity. You will learn how to critically assess written and material sources. You can opt for a more language-oriented or a less language-oriented curriculum. In the Ancient History specialization we take a historical approach to the period from Hellenism to Late Antiquity. In addition to literary sources, you will use inscriptions, papyri and archaeological sources to cast a different light on the ancient world. Both tracks are concluded with a thesis, following which you will be awarded a Master of Arts degree in Classics and AncientCivilizations. This Master's degree programme is also available as a part-time variant.

Wat zijn de antieke wortels van moderne ideeën over leiderschap? Hoe schrijf je een commentaar op een tekst uit de oudheid? Leer het in de tracks van deze masteropleiding.

De masteropleiding Oudheidstudies bestaat uit twee tracks:
* Griekse enLatijnse Taal en Cultuur
* OudeGeschiedenis
In de track Griekse en Latijnse Taal en Cultuur benader je allerleithema's uit de oudheid op een wetenschappelijke manier. Je leerthoe je schriftelijk en materiële bronnen kritisch kuntevalueren. Je kunt kiezen voor een meer of minder talige invullingvan het programma.
In de track Oude Geschiedenis benader je de periode van hethellenisme tot de late oudheid vanuit een historisch perspectief.Naast literaire bronnen gebruik je ook inscripties, papyri enarcheologische bronnen om een ander licht te werpen op de wereldvan de oudheid.
Beide programma's sluit je af met een scriptie en ontvangt dan hetMaster of Arts-diploma Oudheidstudies. Je kunt deze master ook indeeltijd volgen.

After your studies

Job prospects

As a graduate in Classics, you will possess a broad knowledge ofAntiquity, a good level of language proficiency, and critical thinking skills. You will be eligible for positions in academiclibraries and museums, in journalism, and in the corporate sector.Classics graduates also find work with publishers and cultural andgovernmental institutions. Or you could find work as a teacher,translator or researcher.

De breedheid van een Letterenopleiding, de grote taalvaardigheiden het kritisch en analytisch vermogen maken classici geschikt voorallerlei functies. Afgestudeerden komen terecht in het onderwijs ofin de wetenschap. Daarnaast kun je staflid worden van een(wetenschappelijke) bibliotheek of van een museum (afhankelijk vanje specialisatie). Verder komen afgestudeerden terecht in dejournalistiek, bij uitgeverijen, in het bedrijfsleven of in hetculturele werk.

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  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study12 months
    Course startsFebruary, SeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 2060International course feesEUR 11500
  • The awardMAHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study12 months
    Course startsFebruary, SeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 1517International course feesEUR 6150

Entry requirements

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Minimum language requirements of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items).ERK level B2 (preferably C1).

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    If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    Ana Quintana, Mexico, Strategic Innovation Management

    I gained a Bachelor's degree in Management & Marketing in Mexico City before I came to the Netherlands to undertake my Master's programme. During my Bachelor's studies, I spent a semester in Canada and I wanted to expand my international (study) experiences before starting work. I was keen to focus on innovation which is not usually offered in Mexico hence the combination of Innovation and Strategy in one programme directed me to Groningen.

    My Master's thesis dealt with Innovation in family businesses and I now benefit from the intense research modules offered during the programme. Now I am working as a Promotion Manager in charge of the several customer loyalty programs offered by one of Mexico's biggest hotel chains. Although the Master's program was rather theoretical, I feel that it prepared me very well for my current job. 

    There was nothing about Groningen that I did not like: the city is just beautiful. I especially enjoyed going everywhere by bike, the variety of offers for students and, of course, the Queensday (now Kings Day) celebrations. Groningen has everything to make (foreign) students feel at home.

    Looking back a year after my return to Mexico, I feel that I especially enjoyed getting to know Dutch culture. In addition, the courses offered and the beauty of the city made my stay in Groningen an unforgettable experience. If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law

    Lejla Terzimehic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Global Criminal Law

    Thanks to the European Commission Scholarship and the Talent Grant from the University of Groningen, I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law that I am most passionate about, at one of the oldest and most prestigious European universities.

    Being very intellectually challenging, the master programme truly met my expectations. Sharing knowledge with my colleagues, all coming from different legal traditions, and learning from inspiring professors enriched me with the skills I hadn't attained during my previous education.

    What I found to be the most beneficial is that the Dutch education system which, taught us to develop a critical opinion on law-related issues. Moreover, this master programme had a unique approach in tackling controversial contemporary legal issues. Due to its strong comparative emphasis, it encouraged us to keep at constant track with our national law, which is of a huge significance.

    Both the master and a 6-month long internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for The Former Yugoslavia strengthened my belief in Justice. Furthermore, besides this academic benefit, I believe that studying abroad unequivocally broadens our horizons and tests prejudices we even are not aware of.

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