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Ancient History and Classical Antiquities Master's programme

Course outline, qualifications and competences

The master’s programme Ancient History and Classical Antiquities aims to deepen, extend and specialise the students’ knowledge of history and of written and material sources. During the course, students also enhance their knowledge of political history, cultural, economic and social history, as well as basic science and the transfer of traditions. They practice interpreting and evaluating many different sources (e.g. historigraphic, epigraphic and numismatic) by using specialised methods. Skills acquired in the areas of scientific work and methodical procedure are developed, enabling students to write their own thesis according to scientific standards. Last but not least they acquire key competences and soft skills such as the ability to express themselves in an excellent written and oral form, as well as theoretically and methodically supported troubleshooting abilities, communication and teamwork skills.

Expected results

Graduates of the master’s programme Ancient History and Classical Antiquities possess highly specialised competences enabling them to independently develop their scientific scope. They will have acquired the skills needed to work with ancient sources and secondary literature in a methodically correct way, to evaluate them and as a result, to convey knowledge to an expert or lay audience (for example in the form of scientific publications or lectures). Due to their knowledge of ancient social and cultural processes, they have a differentiated understanding of non-domestic civilisations resulting in openness and tolerance.


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University degree
Master of Arts „MA“
4 semesters / 120 ECTS-CP
(CP = credit points)
Teaching language
Index number
UB 066 807
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
type of study programme
Qualification level
Master (2nd study cycle)
Appropriate bachelor’s degree or equivalent


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