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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 2.36k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 13k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

    The Master's programme Ancient Studies does not adhere to disciplinary boundaries. 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 an historian and archaeologist, and want to view literature as a product of society. The core module of the programme is 'Great Debates in Ancient Historical Studies'. You will write a paper about one of these debates. Depending on your background, you can specialise in Ancient History/Archaeology, Latin or Greek Language and Culture, and Mesopotamian Language and Culture from the first millennium BC. Apart from the great historical debates, students will also deal with questions like: Rome was an ethnic melting pot during imperial times: how did classical poets react to this, and can traces of this ethnic intermingling be found in studies of living conditions and artistic expressions? Can we learn more about the people of Classical Antiquity by studying their objects of art? And what is the influence of Latin literature on Dutch literature? Or: for once don't compare Homer with Virgil, but with the Gilgamesh epic.

    Types of teaching (in year 1):

    • theory: 30%
    • practice: 0%
    • self study: 70%

    Programme internationalization:

      This programme has a workload of 60 ECTS.


      Program requirements

      Written request: Students can apply from 1 December until 1 April by filling out the digital application form and uploading the necessary documents via the website of the Graduate School of Humanities (www.gsh.uva.nl). Language test: IELTS: average score 7 TOEFL: score 100 Cambridge Advanced English: score A2 Cambridge Proficiency in English: score B1 Previous education: The Master’s programme Ancient Studies is open to all students with a Bachelor’s diploma from the UvA or the VU, or a recognised equivalent from another accredited university in: - Greek and Latin language and culture - Latin language and culture - Ancient Studies (VU) - History* - Archaeology* * Only if your Bachelor’s programme has adequately dealt with Mediterranean Archaeology and/or Ancient History. Except for scrutinising the content of your Bachelor’s, the Examinations Board will also consider your study results and reasons for wanting to participate. The level of the Bachelor’s diploma from a foreign higher education institution must be equal to three years of Dutch university education (to be judged by the Examinations Board). Additional language requirements:Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English: A2Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: B1IELTS overall band: 7IELTS listening: 7IELTS reading: 7IELTS writing: 7IELTS speaking: 7TOEFL internet based: 100 English Language Requirements IELTS band: 7 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 80 (Grade A) TOEFL iBT® test: 100

      Accreditation

      Accredited by: NVAO in: The Netherlands

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