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Classics and Ancient Civilizations (Joint Degree UvA-VU) - Classics

12 months
16060 EUR/year
2314 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Do you want to be challenged to become an expert in the literature and linguistics of classical languages or in the cultures and religions of Ancient Greece, Rome or the Near East? Then the Master's in Classics and Ancient Civilizations (Joint Degree UvA-VU) - Classics from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam – may be the programme for you.


This Classics and Ancient Civilizations (Joint Degree UvA-VU) - Classics programme is offered jointly by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam – combining their expertise in Archaeology, Ancient History and Classics in the Amsterdam Centre for Ancient Studies and Archaeology (ACASA).

Strengths of the programme

  • The collaborating universities are leading research universities in Europe
  • You will gain a world-class, interdisciplinary education
  • Opportunity to follow your own interests in research projects
  • Teaching in small classes

Start working

You can start working, using your in-depth knowledge and academic skills, in areas like arts management, commercial research, or the broader cultural sector – including museums, archives, journalism, publishing and cultural tourism.

Programme Structure

  • Block 1: Story vs. History: Rhetoric & Propaganda (interdisciplinary course)
  • Block 2: The Ancient World & Modern Theory: The Female Perspective (interdisciplinary course)
  • Block 1: The Language of Literature: How to Make a Myth? (specialization course Classics)
  • Block 2: Echoing Texts and Themes: Medea, Intertextual Heroine (specialization course Classics)
  • Block 1: Politics and Society: Republican Rome and the Creation of Empire (specialization course Ancient Studies)
  • Block 2: Religion and Society: From Constantine to Muhammad (specialization course Ancient Studies)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The next VU Online Master's Event will take place on Saturday 5 March.




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

The admission requirements are:

  • For the specialization Classics, you must have a Bachelor’s degree in Classics from an accredited university;
  • For the specialization Ancient Studies, you must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and must have taken academic courses equivalent to at least one full-time semester of academic studies (30 EC) in Classics, Ancient Studies, Archaeology or History (with demonstrable relationship to Ancient Studies).

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    16060 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16060 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2314 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2314 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Amsterdam

1000 - 1500 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Classics and Ancient Civilizations (Joint Degree UvA-VU) - Classics
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