Faculty of PhilosophyAncient History – Master

Students in the Ancient History degree programme will study the ancient Greek and Roman cultures as well as the predominantly Christian period of late Antiquity (approximately 1,000 B.C.E. to 700 C.E.).

Facts & Formalities

DegreeMaster of Arts
Type of programmeConsecutive
Start of programmeWinter and summer semester
Standard period of study4 semesters
Language(s) of instructionGerman
Fees and contributions171.75 € / Semester
Application procedureConsecutive master’s programmes with access restriction
Application deadlinesInformation about deadlines can be obtained after you have put together a degree program.
May be studied as a minor subjectYes

Course Content

Specifically, students will gain the ability to:

  • devise, on the basis of current research, their own specialized research questions,
  • independently carry out all necessary steps in ancient history research, from primary source analysis in the original language to cultural interpretation,
  • present, evaluate, and, from a transdisciplinary perspective, interrelate findings from scientific discussions,
  • present findings in appropriate academic written form.

Course Structure

The Master’s degree programme normally runs for four semesters. The focus is on research-oriented and interdisciplinary lectures and courses, including advanced seminars that have been especially designed for the Master’s degree programme. The certificate of proficiency in ancient Greek (Graecum) may be earned in the module specifically designed to provide this proficiency. The fourth semester is reserved for preparation of the Master’s thesis. For detailed information on the degree programme, please refer to the module handbook.