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Classics and Ancient Civilizations: Ancient Studies


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The one-year Classics and Ancient Civilizations Master's programme allows you to explore the theoretical frameworks and methodologies currently used in Classics or Ancient Studies. 

During the programme, you’ll gain a thorough knowledge of the Greek and Latin languages or of themes in the field of Ancient History and Ancient Studies, such as Religion, Gender and Urban History. You’ll receive excellent training in classical linguistics, intertextuality and narratology, and post-classical Greek and Latin. And you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the social, cultural and religious history of Ancient Greece, Rome and the Near East.

There is almost not a single question which can be answered solely from an archaeological or literary vantage point. At Ancient Studies you learn to use that which is necessary, be it Ancient History, Archaeology, Ancient Languages, or Philosophy. An ideal situation if you consider yourself both a historian and archaeologist, and want to view literature as a product of society. Questions you come across are, for example, how did classical poets react to the melting pot that Rome was during imperial times, and can traces of this ethnic intermingling be found in studies of living conditions and artistic expressions? And what is the influence of Latin literature on Dutch literature? 




Master of Arts


1 year

ECTS credits

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Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530


Application requirements

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Language requirements

IELTS overall band
IELTS listening
IELTS reading
IELTS writing
IELTS speaking
TOEFL paper based
TOEFL computer based
TOEFL internet based

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Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
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Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 31 May '24 1 Apr '24
1 Sep '25 31 May '25 1 Apr '25
1 Sep '26 31 May '26 1 Apr '26


You can check if you're eligible for scholarships that apply to this course.

NL Scholarship

The NL Scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their bachelor’s or master’s in the Netherlands.

Orange Knowledge Programma (OKP)

The Orange Knowledge Programme aims to contribute to a society's sustainable and inclusive development. Its scholarships are open to mid-career professionals in specific countries.

Orange Tulip Scholarship - China

These customised scholarships will increase the talent development in a country with a Nuffic Neso office by allowing talented students to study in the Netherlands.


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