Ancient History (Classics and Ancient Civilizations)

Ancient History (Classics and Ancient Civilizations)

Master degree
12 months
Application deadlines: 1 March
Processing time: 30 days
Intakes: September
International tuition: €13,310
Domestic tuition: €2,083

Program overview

The Master's programme in Ancient History offers students a stimulating environment in which to study a broad range of historical issues pertaining to the ancient world. The course is unique in that it offers a joint degree programme in which the University of Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit collaborate, allowing students to become acquainted with the specialisations of a wide range of staff members of both universities. Students will follow a focused programme of courses and be able to develop their own interests within the field of Greek and Roman antiquity.

Study options

This program can be done
On campus



A university Bachelor’s degree The Master’s programme in Ancient History is open for application to students with a Bachelor’s degree from the UvA or the VU, or a recognised equivalent from another accredited university in: Ancient Studies Archaeology Greek and Latin Language and Culture History The level of the Bachelor’s degree from a foreign higher education institution must be equal to three years of Dutch university education (to be judged by the Selection Committee). Hbo-bachelor not eligible It is not possible to apply to this programme with a degree from a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (hbo). We do not offer a preparatory programme (schakelprogramma) for this MA. English language requirements New Master's students should be able to speak, read, write and understand English at an advanced academic level. Please check carefully whether you already meet the English language requirements or whether you need to arrange to take an official English language test.

Career opportunities

The Master's programme Ancient History trains students in analysing complicated historical issues. It also enables them to hone their communication skills through various media. These analytical and communicative skills are essential for any professional career in a wide range of fields: from a career in politics to working at cultural institutions.