Classics

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

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.

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locatieGroningen
diplomaMA Oudheidstudies
typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden deeltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60821
numerus fixusnee
honoursnee

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.

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.

This Master's degree is offered on a full-time and on a part-time basis. The part-time programme is the same as the full-time programme, but spread over a longer period. Please contact the study advisor (studieadviseur.gltc@rug.nl) for more information.


Deze opleiding heeft meerdere vormen :

Waarom aan de University of Groningen?

  • Broad approach to Antiquity
  • Integration of classical languages and ancient cultural history
  • Strong expertise in Hellenistic literature, Greek linguistics, Greek religion, Latin poetry of the early Empire, commentaries, literature in its spatial and socio-cultural context
  • Relatively small and friendly community
  • Internationally orientated research climate
  • Excellent teaching: two staff members elected Lecturer of the Year
  • A vibrant university city with many international students

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Studieprogramma

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opbouwIn addition to the range of course units provided by this track itself, students can also follow Masterlanguage courses. Masterlanguage is a national programme that offers courses for students of European languages, but also of Greek and Latin. The courses are jointly organized by lecturers from Radboud University, the University of Groningen, Leiden University, Utrecht University, the University of Amsterdam and VU University Amsterdam. More information about the courses, entry requirements and registration can be found on the Masterlanguage website: http://www.masterlanguage.nl. You may follow Masterlanguage courses in consultation with the Board of Examiners of your Master's degree programme.

All students in this track follow a commentary course, an interdisciplinary course, and a thematic course, and write a thesis on a subject related to Greek or Latin literature. In addition, they can choose from several other courses to create their own programme.
periode
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Research Seminar Ancient History keuzevak
10 EC
Landscape and memory
5 EC
Commentaries Greek and Latin Texts
10 EC
Interdisciplinary Seminar keuzevak
10 EC
Greek epigraphy keuzevak
5 EC
Master's work placement afstuderen
20 EC
Master's Thesis keuzevak
10 EC
Theme Greek and Latin
10 EC

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet40% zelfstudie
50% theorie
10% praktijk
avondonderwijsn.v.t.
afstandsonderwijsn.v.t.
onderwijsvormen
literature study, research, tutorial, group assignment, individual assignment, self study
study guidance
study abroad
Contact for more information on studying abroad: study advisor drs. R.P. van der Borg (studieadviseur.gltc@rug.nl).

Toelating en kosten

startmomenten

1 februari 2019

aanmelding deadline : 15 januari 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 1517 (€759 in het eerste jaar)

1 februari 2020

aanmelding deadline : 15 januari 2020
collegegeld nog niet bekend

1 september 2019

aanmelding deadline : 15 augustus 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 1517 (€759 in het eerste jaar)

1 september 2020

aanmelding deadline : 15 augustus 2020
collegegeld nog niet bekend

estimated monthly costs

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bedragkostenpost
303kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
29drinken/snoep/snacks
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
30contributies/abonnementen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart
45overig

€ 1171totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

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Studenten en studentenleven

studentaantallen

5 studenten volgen deze opleiding
40% daarvan is vrouw
2 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
50% daarvan is vrouw
29331 studenten aan de University of Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData

studievereniging

Boreas
Boréas is the study association for students of Greek and Latin Languages and Cultures. The association focuses on organizing activities, supplying study material and publishing the association magazine Phoinix.

Op kamers in Groningen

55216studenten studerend
31914studenten woonachtig   
€ 303gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Juul van der Harst
You learn on your own to analyse critically, research literature properly and set up your own research.

Why this master?
As someone who loves the classics I have been very happy doing the bachelor Greek and Latin Language and Culture. I continued my education in Groningen because I liked the ambiance at the university and the focus on the cultural aspect as well as the languages. I wanted to become a teacher, but at the same time I wanted to enrich my academic view on Antiquity...
A small number of courses is obligatory, but besides those you can choose courses from other studies like Archaeology, Philosophy or Ancient History. There are also possibilities outside the RUG: take for example the Master Language programme, in which I took the Greek Epigraphy course.Most of these courses are research courses and this means you can largely decide your own topic and research area. This will enhance your motivation and your ability to find out where your strong points and preferences lie – something which education is all about, I think. I have noticed that I’m interested in religion and poetry, and I’ve really enjoyed developing this further during the classes/During this master you’ll have very few classes: I have to go to class 6 hours a week on average. Most of the work has to be done by yourself and therefore requires a lot of independence and planning. Besides, as wonderful as they are, the classical languages are a lot of work and at times rather difficult. But teachers will always be willing to help you and due to the small scale there is a lot of contact between students. It also means you learn on your own to analyse critically, research literature properly and set up your own research. So if you take all these things into consideration, you will be alright and you will be in possession of a diploma that shows you have a lot of extensive knowledge and an ability to work hard!


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Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

As a graduate, there are many career options open to you. If you wish to apply your knowledge of the ancient world and its research, you may work in an academic library or in museums.

Following this one-year also does not exclude the option of becoming a teacher of Classics in secondary school; you can obtain a qualification by following the one-year postmaster LHVO at the college of education (NB this postmaster requires a minimum level of proficiency in Dutch: NT2 programme II).

The skill set of a classicist is highly valued elsewhere, too. Typically, our graduates have a keen sense of language, good writing skills, a critical and analytical mind; having been trained to overview an ancient society in its many aspects, you will be able to reflect on culture and society. You can therefore also work in journalism, the cultural sector, publishing or the civil service. Other examples can be found on the website of the study association of Classics in Groningen, Boreas (in Dutch).



Potentiële beroepen

communications consultant
journalist
publisher
staff member in a museum or (academic) library
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Contact

Drs. Bob van der Borg

Studieadviseur

Meer informatie?
Bezoek de website van deze opleiding.

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