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How long you will study
Domestic course fees
EUR 2143 per year
How you will study
International course fees
EUR 11440 per year
The research Master's programme in Classics and Ancient Civilizations trains you to be a researcher in the field of Ancient Studies. This includes Classics, Archaeology, Ancient History and Ancient Near Eastern Studies.
You will focus on the languages, cultures and history of the Mediterranean region, Western Europe and Western Asia in the period from 1600 BC to 500 AD.
During the programme, you will be firmly rooted in one of the disciplines, but you will also be trained to perform in-depth research within the broad field of Ancient Studies from an interdisciplinary perspective. You will develop an excellent foundation for research-focused a career either in or outside academia.
You can be admitted to the Research Master's programme if you have obtained an academic (WO) Bachelor's degree in:
You must demonstrate the following knowledge, understanding and skills:
Your average mark for your Bachelor's programme was 7.5 (or equivalent) or higher;
English language requirements
You must always present official test results proving your proficiency in English. You can apply online without having the test results, but in case you haven't taken a test yet we advise you to plan a test date as soon as possible. The qualification or test result must have been awarded no more than two years prior to the proposed date of enrolment. Below you will find the minimum English test scores for the English taught programmes at the Faculty of Humanities:
Exemptions from providing the English test scores are applicable to students, who:
The required evidence should, if possible, be included with the complete application. If either unsatisfactory or no evidence of English language proficiency has been provided with the application, admission will be conditional upon the provision of such evidence. This condition will be clearly indicated on the offer letter and must be fulfilled before enrolment at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
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