M.A. Classics

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR770 per Semester (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    EUR770 per Semester (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
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| Berne, Switzerland
Classics covers the entire written legacy of Greek Roman antiquity. In addition to learning Greek and Latin, prospective Classics students will also gain an insight into the key cultural, historical and intellectual aspects of pagan and Christian antiquity. Bern's Institute for Classics also includes Judaism. Furthermore, literary traditions and the reception of this literature through the ages forms an integral part of teaching and research. A link is thus made to humanistic neighboring disciplines, whose subject matter is in the tradition of Greek Roman antiquity. Particular account is taken of this perspective in the Classical Foundation and Classics (special qualification Medieval Latin) study programs.

Description

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The MA in Classics (special qualification: Latin or Greek) builds upon the bachelor's study program. Students following the minor option may specialize in the special qualification of Medieval Latin. The knowledge and skills acquired as part of bachelor's studies are developed and deepened in master's studies, with courses attaching particular importance to methodological and linguistic education.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline April 30, August 31, December 15, January 31
Tuition fee
  • EUR770 per semester ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • EUR770 per semester ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
Tuition fee, semester fee and Student Union membership: CHF 805.-/per semester
Start date , February 2017
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Languages
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content

Individual academic work and dealing independently with texts and academic issues are both central to master's studies. Greater emphasis is also placed on sophisticated language comprehension and a feel for language. The master's degree is completed by writing the master's thesis, which is discussed prior to submission in a research colloquium. Students graduating with an MA in Classics are able to pose and address their own academic questions and thus make a contribution to research in the discipline.

Major (90 ECTS)

Studying for the MA major usually takes four semesters. 90 ECTS credits are required for an MA major, with 30 of these being awarded for the master's thesis. The basic structure of the study program has been designed to be as lean and straightforward as possible.

Minor (30 ECTS)

Studying for the MA minor usually takes four semesters. 30 ECTS credits are required for an MA minor. The basic structure of the study program has been designed to be as lean and straightforward as possible.

Scheme of program

The MA in Classics (special qualification: Latin or Greek) builds upon the bachelor's study program. Students following the minor option may specialize in the special qualification of Medieval Latin. The knowledge and skills acquired as part of bachelor's studies are developed and deepened in master's studies, with courses attaching particular importance to methodological and linguistic education.

Combination possibilities

The master's degree program in Classics consists of a major earning 90 ECTS credits and a minor earning 30 ECTS credits.

Any minor subject taught in a sufficient scope at the University of Bern can be chosen as a major. However, students are not permitted to have a major and minor in the same branch of study.

English Language Requirements

Requirements

Individual academic requirements

The following academic qualifications are required for admission to the master's in Classics (major):

1.Bachelor's degree from a recognized Swiss university with a major in Classics

a) for a master's in Classics with special qualification in Latin major:

  • Bachelor's degree in Classics with special qualification in Latin
  • Bachelor's degree in Classics (minor) with special qualification in Latin, with additional coursework as requirements for the master's degree earning up to 60 ECTS credits
b) for a master's in Classics with special qualification in Greek major:
  • Bachelor's degree in Classics major with special qualification in Greek
  • Bachelor's degree in Classics minor with special qualification in Greek, with additional coursework as requirements for the master's degree earning up to 60 ECTS credits
2. Bachelor's degree from a recognized university in a different branch of study, provided additional coursework for a maximum of 60 ECTS credits is completed as one of the requirements for successfully completing the master's degree program.

Please consult the academic requirements for the minor as presented in the study plan.

The bachelor's degree may not be more than ten years old. Exceptions are possible where reasons are justified.

Language requirements for the major

Students with no knowledge of Latin will take an extracurricular course during the master's degree program, which will be certified as a supplement to their diploma. If you have a school-leaving examination in Latin at the time of embarking on their studies, you already meet the requirements and do not need to take any Latin courses (9 ECTS credits).

Application and admission

Applicants with Swiss academic qualifications are subject to different admission requirements than applicants with international academic qualifications.

http://www.unibe.ch/studies/degree_programs/masters/application/index_eng.html

For questions regarding application and admission, please contact the Admissions Office (ZIB).

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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