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How long you will study
12 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 2060

How you will study

Course starts
February, September

International course fees
EUR 11500

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About Ancient History at University of Groningen

What are the classical roots of modern ideas about politics? How did the religious landscape interact with its political environment? What made the Roman Empire so successful? Why was sport so important? What was the context of the rise of Christianity? These are some of many questions that you can study in Groningen.

Ancient history is a dynamic discipline with a long tradition!In Groningen, Ancient History takes the form of a one-year Master's track with a full-time and a part-time variant. Ancient History inGroningen covers the whole of antiquity, from archaic Greece to the late Roman Empire. We have a particular focus on the political cultural and religious connectivities of the Mediterranean world.We take an interdisciplinary approach especially with archaeology and religious studies. We integrate theoretical approaches anddigital humanities in our teaching. In addition to elite culture,we are also interested in aspects of daily life - besides literary sources, we focus on inscriptions, papyri and archaeological sources as cultural objects that cast a radicallydifferent light on the ancient world.

Ancient History is a track within the Master's degree programme in Classics and Ancient Civilizations. Within this track, we offer three specializations:

  • Ancient History and Culture
  • Ancient History and Archaeology
  • Ancient History and Religious Studies 

Oude geschiedenis is een dynamisch vak met een lange traditie! Oude Geschiedenis in Groningen is een eenjarige mastertrack die zowel in voltijd als deeltijd kan worden gevolgd.

De basis was ooit de bestudering van het Griekse en Romeinseliteraire erfgoed, maar moderne oudhistorici kiezen bewust voor eenmoderne en interdisciplinaire benadering die bijvoorbeeld ook demateriële cultuur omvat.
Oude Geschiedenis in Groningen heeft de expertise in huis om degehele periode van de oudheid vanaf archaïsch en klassiekGriekenland te kunnen bestrijken, maar legt de nadruk op de periodedat de Mediterrane wereld politiek, cultureel en economisch steedsverder verbonden raakte van het Hellenisme tot aan de late Oudheid.Daarbij gebruiken we contemporaine methoden en benaderingenontleend aan andere wetenschappelijke disciplines, en brengen we deoudheid vanuit verschillende perspectieven tot leven.
Naast elitecultuur, zijn we ook geïnteresseerd in aspecten vanhet dagelijks leven - en behalve literaire bronnen gebruikenwe ook inscripties, papyri en archeologische bronnen die een heelander licht werpen op de wereld van de oudheid.
Oude Geschiedenis is een track van de masteropleidingOudheidstudies. Binnen de track bieden we drie specialisatiesaan:

  • Oude Geschiedenis en Antieke Cultuur
  • Oude Geschiedenis en Archeologie
  • Oude Geschiedenis en Godsdienstwetenschap 

After your studies

Job prospects

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

Oudhistorici worden getraind in historisch inzicht, kritischvermogen en werken in interdisciplinaire context. Dit maakt dat jebreed inzetbaar bent voor carrières in de wereld van:

  • wetenschap
  • overheid
  • media
  • cultuursector
  • onderwijs

Job examples

  • Historical Researcher
  • Policy Officer
  • Educator
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Bachelor-Master connections

Study programmeOrganizationTransition
ArchaeologyAll Research universitiesNo additional requirements
HistoryAll Research universitiesNo additional requirements
ClassicsAll Research universitiesNo additional requirements

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language test

Minimum language requirements of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items).ERK level B2 (preferably C1).

previous education

Bachelor's degree in Classics, History, Archaeology or other relevant programme.

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previous education

Bachelor diploma Griekse en Latijnse taal en cultuur,Geschiedenis, Archeologie, of een andere relevante opleiding.

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