Classics

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

Unsplashed background img 2

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.

open_in_newstudy website

locatieGroningen
diplomaMA
typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60821
numerus fixusnee
honoursheeft honours track

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 (excepting those following the Research Master) are allowed, however, to write their papers and thesis in Dutch, since many will pursue a career in the Netherlands.


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

Studieprogramma

Unsplashed background img 2
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: https://masterlanguage.nl/taal/engels/. You may follow Masterlanguage courses in consultation with the Board of Examiners of your Master's degree programme.

To discover the full breadth of an education in Classics, 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 personalized programme.
periode
1234
Commentary course: Didactic Poetry
10 EC
Interdisciplinary course: Text, Language and Religion in the Ancient World
5 EC
Thematic course (Greek); title to be announced
5 EC
Thematic course (Latin); title to be announced
5 EC
Greek Epigraphy keuzevak
5 EC
Research Seminar Ancient History keuzevak
10 EC
Interdisciplinary research seminar (Faculty courses) keuzevak
10 EC
Master's work placement keuzevak stage
10 EC
Master's Thesis afstuderen
20 EC

tracks

track Master's placement

During this Master's track, you can follow a placement for ECTS credit points.

This placement offers students the opportunity of work experience and of orientation on the labor market. You can do a placement at an institution, organization or company in the Netherlands or abroad. It is your responsibility to find a placement yourself, but the Mobility Office can offer help with this where necessary. Click the link above to find examples of placements completed by other Master's students.

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
If you have any questions or doubts about your studies, you can always contact the study advisor. He or she knows all the ins and outs of the program and personal planning. Study advisors are impartial and everything that is discussed is treated confidentially. They can also help you find the right institutions and student desks for your problems.
study abroad
Contact for more information on studying abroad: study advisor drs. R.P. van der Borg (studieadviseur.gltc@rug.nl).
honours-/excellence program Master Honours College

The Honours Programme is designed for students who want to get more out of themselves and their academic training.

The Honours College gives talented, motivated Master students the opportunity to challenge themselves even more by offering an extra programme of 15 ECTS that is followed in addition to the regular Master's degree programme. The Master's Honours Programme is geared to the development of leadership skills.

Toelating en kosten

startmomenten

1 februari 2020

aanmelding deadline : 15 januari 2020
collegegeld nog niet bekend

1 september 2019

aanmelding deadline : 15 augustus 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 2083 (€1042 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 11700
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 12500

1 september 2020

aanmelding deadline : 15 augustus 2020
collegegeld nog niet bekend

toelatingseisen

taaltoets

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
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.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

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

afgestudeerd in 2015
As long as I'm working with languages, cultures and/or in education, I'll be happy

I found this degree programme challenging and diverse. You don't only learn Greek and Latin; other aspects of life in Antiquity are covered in great detail, for example philosophy, as well as archaeology. After the Bachelor's phase, I started following the Master of Arts in Teaching programme and followed a placement at a school for a few months...
This was the most interesting department for me, given my experiences in education. I showed school pupils and students around the archives and helped them with their study projects.
I don’t know yet what I will eventually end up doing, but as long as I’m working with languages, cultures and/or in education, I’ll be happy. I’m currently working on call for an educational publishing company and for a company that is developing a digital learning environment. Both jobs are temporary, but I’m gaining experience and it’s helping me to decide whether I want to continue in the publishing world. It’s perfectly possible that I’ll end up somewhere totally different!


lees verder ...

Keuzehulp

Unsplashed background img 2

Studievergelijker

1/15 University of Groningen
Griekse en Latijnse Taal en Cultuur
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
2 eerstejaars
50% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
2/15 University of Groningen
Oude Geschiedenis
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
2 eerstejaars
50% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
3/15 University of Groningen
Oudheidstudies
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
2 eerstejaars
50% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
4/15 Leiden University
Classics
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
4 eerstejaars
75% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
5/15 Leiden University
Classics and Ancient Civilizations
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
4 eerstejaars
75% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
6/15 Leiden University
Egyptology
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
4 eerstejaars
75% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
7/15 Leiden University
Assyriology
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
4 eerstejaars
75% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
8/15 Leiden University
Hebrew and Aramaic Studies
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
4 eerstejaars
75% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
9/15 Radboud University Nijmegen
Griekse en Latijnse Taal- en Letterkunde
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
10/15 Radboud University Nijmegen
Oudheidstudies
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
11/15 Radboud University Nijmegen
Klassieke Cultuur
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
12/15 University of Amsterdam
Ancient Studies
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
2 eerstejaars
50% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
13/15 University of Amsterdam
Classics
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
2 eerstejaars
50% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
14/15 University of Amsterdam
Ancient History
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
2 eerstejaars
50% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
15/15 VU University Amsterdam
Ancient History
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Na de studie

Unsplashed background img 2

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).



aansluitende masteropleidingen

instellingopleidinginstroomeisen
Leiden UniversityLeraar VHO in Griekse en Latijnse taal en cultuur part-time educationalgeen aanvullende eisen
University of AmsterdamLerarenopleiding Grieks, Latijn en Klassieke culturele vorming educationalgeen aanvullende eisen
University of AmsterdamLerarenopleiding Latijn en Klassieke en culturele vorming educationalgeen aanvullende eisen
bron: doorstroommatrix.nl

Potentiële beroepen

communications consultant
government employee
journalist
publisher
staff member in a museum or (academic) library
bron: StudieData

Contact

Juul van der Harst

Studentambassadeur

Drs. Bob van der Borg

studieadviseur / study advisor

Meer informatie?
Bezoek de website van deze opleiding.

open_in_newstudy website