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The Classical Studies programme of the University of Oslo offers two language options: Greek and Latin. In the course of your studies, you will acquire knowledge about language and texts on an advanced level. Thus, your knowledge about Greek and Roman culture will increase.


Why Choose this Programme?

On this programme you will study your chosen classical language, from linguistic, literary and cultural perpectives. As compared to the Bachelor’s level, on the Master’s level you will develop a deeper understanding through specialized courses and the Master’s thesis, but also a wider perspective through extensive reading of various texts. An important part of the programme is to familiarize yourself with Greek and Latin as research subjects. You will achieve this through participation in the Classics seminar and through the writing of the Master’s thesis.

The Classical Studies programme of the University of Oslo consists of two parts. The first part consists of courses in which you study Greek or Latin language and literature, especially through extensive reading of texts in the original language. To a certain extent you may also choose courses from other subject areas, or you may take a semester abroad.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Greek Grammar
  • Greek Palaeography and Textual Criticism
  • Project Development and Introduction to Research in Classics
  • Latin Grammar
  • Modern Literary Theories and Ancients texts
  • Ancient Theories of Literature

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have a bachelor’s degree comparable to a Norwegian bachelor’s degree.
  • 4-year bachelor's degree or Licence.
  • You must have a minimum grade average comparable to a Norwegian C in the required specialization. A Norwegian C is described as a good grade, generally comparable to an American B and a Second Class Upper in the British system.
  • Documentation of English language proficiency.
  • Scan and upload your official transcripts documenting that you have completed your upper secondary education.
  • You must scan and upload your official bachelor's degree certificate and academic transcript.
  • Documentation of financing.
  • Passport or ID card.

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Oslo

11682 - 19230 NOK /month
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