Classical Philology (Master)

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Graduates of the master’s programme in Classical Philology are competent in dealing with all subject areas of classical philology (Greek literature of antiquity, Latin literature of antiquity, Latin language and literature in the Middle Ages and modern time). They are able to professionally comment on texts from these eras based on linguistic, literary and cultural studies criteria and critically assess them from a perspective of aesthetics of production and reception. In addition, they have specialised in one of the three subject areas mentioned above and are qualified to publish academic papers on this subject.

Master of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 066 683

4 semesters / 120 ECTS credits

Language: German

NO entrance examination


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Instruction Language German

Please note that the instruction language of this programme is German. To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

Study Programme

The master’s programme consists of the following modules: Literature in Theory and Practice; Greek Language and Literature; Latin Language and Literature; Specialisation (either Greek literature or Latin literature of antiquity or Latin literature in the Middle Ages and modern time). In addition, students have to complete a module on textual transmission and reception, as well as the Master’s Module.

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Greek literature of antiquity
  • Latin literature in the Middle Ages
  • Metre and rhythm
  • Ancient Greek literature
  • History of language

... and many more.

 Overview of the programme structure & topics

Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

After Graduation

Graduates can pursue a career in the following occupational fields:

  • theatre
  • museums
  • cultural institutes
  • exhibitions
  • culture journalism.

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduates ...

  • say that this degree programme receives the grade: 2.3 (good)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 2.9 (appropriate)

→ These results are based on feedback from 7 graduates.

*You can find further assessments of the degree programme from its graduates’ perspective in the graduate survey of the master's programme in Classical Philology (in German).

Graduates ...

  • find employment within 2 months after graduation on average.
  • earn an average of € 2,719 (women) and € 2,702 (men) gross per month within three years after graduation.
  • work full time at a percentage of 68% (women) and 62% (men) within three years after graduation.

*You can find further information on career entry and career paths in the tracking of graduates "Arts and Humanities".