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How long you will study
Domestic course fees
EUR 2143 per year
How you will study
International course fees
EUR 16060 per year
Do you want to become an expert in the literature and linguistics of classical languages or in the cultures and religions of Ancient Greece, Rome or the Near East? Then the Master's in Classics and Ancient Civilizations - with its two distinct specialisations - may be the programme for you.
Gain an in-depth understanding of ancient cultures
This Master's is offered jointly by the University of Amsterdam and VU Amsterdam - combining their expertise in Archaeology, Ancient History and Classics in the Amsterdam Centre for Ancient Studies and Archaeology (ACASA). This merging of specialisations encourages collaboration and extends the options for the supervision of your Master's thesis. Not only is the teaching strongly related to the research expertise of the staff, but you'll also be a partner in research during your studies.
Admission to the Master's programme is possible for an applicant who has obtained an academic (WO) Bachelor's degree in:
You must demonstrate the following knowledge, understanding and skills:
Special requirements for the specialisation Classics
Applicants who wish to follow the specialisation Classics must, in addition to the provisions in paragraph 1, also meet the following requirements:
Special requirements for the specialisation Ancient Studies
Applicants who wish to follow the specialisation Ancient Studies must, in addition to the provisions in paragraph 1, also meet the following requirements:
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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