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Griekse en Latijnse Taal en Cultuur

The MA-track Classics offers education in a wide range of skills to the aspiring classicist: from in-depth analysis of all aspects of a Greek or Latin text to interdisciplinary and thematic studies of important facets of Classical Antiquity.

For news and information about the department of Greek and Latin, visit the departmental website.

There are three different programmes for those interested in Classics; the courses presented on this page are common to all three programmes:

  • the one-year general MA-track, covered on this page
  • the two-year Research Master CMEMS, with the option to specialize in Classics (here), for students wishing to pursue an academic career
  • the two-year Educational Master, for students wishing to become a teacher in Classics (here); this MA combines the programme covered here with the one-year Teacher Education programme. This Dutch programme is only open to students with sufficient Dutch language skills (NT2, programme II).

In the one-year Master’s track, students acquire the knowledge and skills required of a professional classicist. The programme in Groningen is known for its integration of classical languages and ancient cultural history. Students learn how to apply modern scholarly theories to ancient literary and material sources; they also hone their skills in the fields of philology, textual criticism and intertextuality by writing an academic commentary on a classical text. This master’s track offers flexibility in choosing between a more linguistic or a more cultural-historical approach; it is also possible to study epigraphy at another faculty within the Masterlanguage programme, or to include a work placement in the programme.

Our alumni are skilled writers and have eye for detail but also for the bigger picture, which makes them sought-after employees in many fields, including (but not limited to) education, publishing, the cultural sector, journalism and the government.

This Master’s track is also offered on a part-time basis.

NB The language of instruction is English; Dutch students are allowed, however, to write their papers and thesis in Dutch, since many will pursue a career in the Netherlands.

The MA-track Classics offers education in a wide range of skills to the aspiring classicist: from in-depth analysis of all aspects of a Greek or Latin text to interdisciplinary and thematic studies of important facets of Classical Antiquity.

For news and information about the department of Greek and Latin, visit the departmental website.

There are three different programmes for those interested in Classics; the courses presented on this page are common to all three programmes:

  • the one-year general MA-track, covered on this page
  • the two-year Research Master CMEMS, with the option to specialize in Classics (here), for students wishing to pursue an academic career
  • the two-year Educational Master, for students wishing to become a teacher in Classics (here); this MA combines the programme covered here with the one-year Teacher Education programme (in Dutch).

In the one-year Master’s track, students acquire the knowledge and skills required of a professional classicist. The programme in Groningen is known for its integration of classical languages and ancient cultural history. Students learn how to apply modern scholarly theories to ancient literary and material sources; they also hone their skills in the fields of philology, textual criticism and intertextuality by writing an academic commentary on a classical text. This master’s track offers flexibility in choosing between a more linguistic or a more cultural-historical approach; it is also possible to study epigraphy at another faculty within the Masterlanguage programme, or to include a work placement in the programme.

Our alumni are skilled writers and have eye for detail but also for the bigger picture, which makes them sought-after employees in many fields, including (but not limited to) education, publishing, the cultural sector, journalism and the government.

This Master’s track is also offered on a part-time basis.

NB The language of instruction is English; Dutch students are allowed, however, to write their papers and thesis in Dutch, since many will pursue a career in the Netherlands.

  • Testimonial van

    Als ik met talen, culturen of onderwijs bezig kan zijn, ben ik blij

    Ik vond deze studie uitdagend en veelzijdig: je leert niet alleen Grieks en Latijn, maar ook andere aspecten van het leven in de oudheid komen uitvoerig aan bod, zoals filosofie en archeologie. Na de bachelor was ik begonnen met de educatieve master en heb ik enkele maanden stage gelopen in het onderwijs. Omdat het voor de klas staan niet goed voelde, ben ik in de eerste helft van het tweede jaar overgestapt naar de master Oudheidstudies, track Griekse en Latijnse taal en cultuur.

    In mijn laatste semester heb ik stage gelopen bij de Groninger Archieven, afdeling Publieksactiviteiten. Deze afdeling was door mijn ervaring in het onderwijs voor mij de meest interessante. Ik heb leerlingen en studenten wegwijs gemaakt in de archieven en begeleid bij onderwijsprojecten.

    Ik weet niet precies wat voor werk ik uiteindelijk wil gaan doen, maar als ik met talen, culturen en/of onderwijs bezig kan zijn, ben ik blij. Ik ben momenteel als oproepkracht aan het werk bij een educatieve uitgeverij en bij een bedrijfje dat een digitale leeromgeving ontwikkelt. Beide baantjes zijn tijdelijk, maar ik doe er ervaring op en het helpt me te bepalen of ik in de uitgeverswereld zou willen werken. Maar het zou heel goed kunnen dat ik nog heel ergens anders terechtkom!

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Feiten & Cijfers
Titel/Graad
MA in Oudheidstudies
Croho code
60821
Type opleiding
Master
Voertaal
Engels (100%)
Duur
12 maanden (60 ECTS)
Start
Februari, SeptemberFebruari, September
Vorm
voltijd
Faculteit
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Research Master

Ben je geïnteresseerd in een onderzoeksgerichte carrière? Kijk ook eens bij ons Research Master Programma Oudheidstudies

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