European Master in Classical Cultures, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (schedule IELTS)
University rank #151 (ARWU) ,
The European Master in Classical Cultures is an internationally integrated, interdisciplinary programme in Classical Studies, supported by 12 partner universities from 8 European countries.


The European Master in Classical Cultures is an internationally integrated, interdisciplinary programme in Classical Studies, supported by 11 partner universities from 8 European countries. As an Erasmus Curriculum Development Project, the planning and the implementation of the Masters programme has been subsidised by the European Union since 2006, as it fulfils the criteria for promoting mobility and cooperation in the field of higher education in Europe particularly well.

After the establishment of the Masters programme, further universities will be invited to participate and benefit from its newly developed course structure and organisation, thereby extending the circle of universities partaking in the programme.

Particular emphasis is laid on language skills, intercultural competences and a natural awareness of international cooperation in order to professionalise the students in for the European and international employment markets in scholarship, education, and culture.

Programme Structure

Structure of the Curriculum

In view of the variety of designations that are used at the different universities for the sub-division of study programmes and individual courses, the following terms will be employed for the EMCC: large thematic units will be referred to as “Modules.” Each module consists of classes which – regardless of differences in organisation – will be referred to as “Courses.”

The study programme is subdivided into three study areas:

  • Core Modules
  • Advanced Modules
  • Extension Modules

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Schedule IELTS

Academic Requirements

Admission Requirements:

BA or equivalent degree in a relevant subject (e.g., Diplom, Staatsexamen for Germany, Laurea for Italy, Licenciatura for Spain, Licence for France and Turkey, Ptychio for Cyprus) with a normal course duration of 6 semesters (3 years). Relevant subjects are in particular Ancient History, Archaeology, and Classical Philology.

The coordinating council will decide on the admission of graduates with particular subject combinations.

Language Skills:

Verifiable knowledge of the language spoken at the university where the programme is taken up is requisite, as well as functional knowledge of two further modern languages,at least one which is the official language of one of the partner universities.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Münster

  • 680 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


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