Ancient History


Type of DegreeMA

EU FeesEUR 2,314

Cost non-EUEUR 14,800

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Is this programme for you?

What are the classical roots of modern politics? How did religious landscapes interact with political networks? What made the Roman Empire so successful? Why were sports so important to the Greeks?

These are some of the many questions that you will study in the Ancient History Master's programme at the University of Groningen.

While we cover the whole of antiquity, from archaic Greece to the late Roman Empire, our focus is on the political, cultural and religious connectivities in the Mediterranean world. Our topics range from elite culture to daily life, using a wide variety of data. Besides literary sources, you will explore ways that inscriptions, papyri and material culture cast a radically different light on the ancient world.

We offer three specialisations within this programme:

  • Ancient History and Culture
  • Ancient History and Religious Studies
  • Ancient History and Premodern History

Why study ancient history with the University of Groningen?

Our Master's programme in Ancient History establishes interdisciplinary approaches that transcend periods and specialisations.

Our curriculum highlights the global processes of the cultural, religious, political and socioeconomic unification of the Mediterranean region. The theories and concepts taught in this programme are relevant to contemporary science and society.

How to apply

Prospective applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree in Classics, History, Archaeology or other relevant disciplines.

Career opportunities

Ancient History graduates are trained in historical insight, critical reflection and working in an interdisciplinary context. This makes them suitable for careers in

  • Academia
  • Government
  • Media
  • Cultural sector
  • Education

Job examples

  • Historical Researcher
  • Policy Officer
  • Educator

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