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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:
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:
After your studies
Ancient History graduates are trained in historical insight,critical reflection and working in an interdisciplinary context.This makes them suitable for careers in
Oudhistorici worden getraind in historisch inzicht, kritischvermogen en werken in interdisciplinaire context. Dit maakt dat jebreed inzetbaar bent voor carrières in de wereld van:
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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).
Bachelor's degree in Classics, History, Archaeology or other relevant programme.
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Bachelor diploma Griekse en Latijnse taal en cultuur,Geschiedenis, Archeologie, of een andere relevante opleiding.
If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.
Ana Quintana, Mexico, Strategic Innovation Management
I gained a Bachelor's degree in Management & Marketing in Mexico City before I came to the Netherlands to undertake my Master's programme. During my Bachelor's studies, I spent a semester in Canada and I wanted to expand my international (study) experiences before starting work. I was keen to focus on innovation which is not usually offered in Mexico hence the combination of Innovation and Strategy in one programme directed me to Groningen.
My Master's thesis dealt with Innovation in family businesses and I now benefit from the intense research modules offered during the programme. Now I am working as a Promotion Manager in charge of the several customer loyalty programs offered by one of Mexico's biggest hotel chains. Although the Master's program was rather theoretical, I feel that it prepared me very well for my current job.
There was nothing about Groningen that I did not like: the city is just beautiful. I especially enjoyed going everywhere by bike, the variety of offers for students and, of course, the Queensday (now Kings Day) celebrations. Groningen has everything to make (foreign) students feel at home.
Looking back a year after my return to Mexico, I feel that I especially enjoyed getting to know Dutch culture. In addition, the courses offered and the beauty of the city made my stay in Groningen an unforgettable experience. If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.
I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law
Lejla Terzimehic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Global Criminal Law
Thanks to the European Commission Scholarship and the Talent Grant from the University of Groningen, I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law that I am most passionate about, at one of the oldest and most prestigious European universities.
Being very intellectually challenging, the master programme truly met my expectations. Sharing knowledge with my colleagues, all coming from different legal traditions, and learning from inspiring professors enriched me with the skills I hadn't attained during my previous education.
What I found to be the most beneficial is that the Dutch education system which, taught us to develop a critical opinion on law-related issues. Moreover, this master programme had a unique approach in tackling controversial contemporary legal issues. Due to its strong comparative emphasis, it encouraged us to keep at constant track with our national law, which is of a huge significance.
Both the master and a 6-month long internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for The Former Yugoslavia strengthened my belief in Justice. Furthermore, besides this academic benefit, I believe that studying abroad unequivocally broadens our horizons and tests prejudices we even are not aware of.
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