Faculty of PhilosophyGreek / Classical Philology – Master

Students of Greek studies learn about Ancient Greek from the perspective of literary studies and linguistics. The cultural history of ancient Greece is also of major importance in order to understand the historical texts.

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

The Master’s degree programme in Greek Studies focusses on the study of traditional ancient texts in the Greek language. Students will gain a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of these texts and acquire a diverse range of interpretive methods, both linguistic and theoretical, as well as obtaining a sense of the interrelationships with related disciplines (e.g. Latin Studies, Modern Literary Studies, Philosophy, Theology, and Cultural Studies). The Master’s degree programme in Greek Studies is intended to provide students with a methodologically-based understanding of texts in Greek, including those of a more specialised nature, against a backdrop of both Greek and Latin literary history, including its context and its future influence. Students will learn to apply advanced scholarly methods and knowledge as well as to be able to perform independent work that conforms to academic standards and to gain an overview of the interrelationships between the various aspects of Greek Studies.

Course Structure

The structure of the Master’s degree programme is based on that of the preceding Bachelor’s degree programme. Its components include advanced-level practical translation and language courses as well as seminars and lectures. Students may also enrol in courses in the areas of Greek Studies and other related subjects (Ancient History, Archaeology, Philosophy). Towards the end of the degree programme, participation in a research colloquium provides students with the opportunity to determine and present a topic for the Master's thesis. The Master’s degree programme concludes with the Master's thesis and an oral examination.