Type of DegreeMA

EU FeesEUR 2,314

Cost non-EUEUR 14,800

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Is this programme for you?

Our Master's programme in Classics prepares you for a successful career as a classicist. You will develop a wide range of skills, from conducting an in-depth analysis of all aspects of a Greek or Latin text to examining the multiple facets of Classical Antiquity with an interdisciplinary approach.

What distinguishes this programme from others is the integration of classical languages and ancient cultural history. You will learn how to apply modern theories to ancient literary and material sources. Additionally, you will write an academic commentary on a classical text. This is a great opportunity for you to hone your skills in the fields of philosophy, textual criticism and intertextuality.

This programme offers great flexibility. You can choose between a more linguistic or more cultural-history approach. You can also study epigraphy at another faculty within the Masterlanguage programme, or to include a work placement as part of your degree.

Why study classics with the University of Groningen?

  • A broad approach to Antiquity
  • Integration of classical languages and ancient cultural history
  • Strong expertise in Hellenistic literature, Greek linguistics, Greek religion, Latin poetry of the early Empire, commentaries, literature in its spatial and socio-cultural context
  • Relatively small and friendly community
  • Internationally orientated research climate
  • Excellent teaching: two staff members elected Lecturer of the Year
  • A vibrant university city with many international students

How to apply

Prospective applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject.

Career opportunities

Our alumni are skilled writers and have eye for detail but also for the bigger picture, which makes them sought-after employees in many fields, including (but not limited to) education, publishing, the cultural sector, journalism and the government.

As a graduate, there are many career options open to you. If you wish to apply your knowledge of the ancient world and its research, you may work in an academic library or in museums.

Following this one-year also does not exclude the option of becoming a teacher of Classics in secondary school; you can obtain a qualification by following the one-year postmaster LHVO at the college of education (NB this postmaster requires a minimum level of proficiency in Dutch: NT2 programme II).

The skill set of a classicist is highly valued elsewhere, too. Typically, our graduates have a keen sense of language, good writing skills, a critical and analytical mind; having been trained to overview an ancient society in its many aspects, you will be able to reflect on culture and society. You can therefore also work in journalism, the cultural sector, publishing or the civil service. Other examples can be found on the website of the study association of Classics in Groningen, Boreas (in Dutch).

Job examples

  • Publisher
  • Staff member in a museum or (academic) library
  • Journalist
  • Communications consultant

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