Classics, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    770
    Tuition (Semester)
    770
    Tuition (Semester)
  • German
    Language
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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.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

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.

Programme Structure

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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Academic Requirements

Individual academic requirements

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

1)Bachelor's degree from a recognized university in the branch of studies Classical Philology a)

for the major in Classics with special qualification in Latin:

Bachelor's degree with a major in Classics with special qualification in Latin

Bachelor's degree with a minor in Classics with focus Latin. Additional attainments of up to 60 ECTS credits may be required. *,b)

for the major in Classics with special qualification in Greek:

Bachelor's degree with a major in Classics with special qualification in Greek

Bachelor's degree with a minor in Classics with focus Greek. Additional attainments of up to 60 ECTS credits may be required. *2)

Bachelor's degree from a recognized university in a different branch of studies, provided that the master's degree can be successfully completed with an additional maximum 60 ECTS credits. *

*Additional attainments must be fulfilled in order to complete the master's degree program. The ECTS credits will be listed separately in the diploma supplement as extracurricular attainments.

Please consult the admission requirements for the minor as presented in the plan of studies.

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

Language requirements for the major

Knowledge of Latin must be acquired as part of extracurricular studies during the master's degree program. The ECTS credits will be listed separately in the diploma supplement as extracurricular attainments.

Application and admission

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

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

Tuition Fee Per Semester

  • EUR 770 International
  • EUR 770 EU/EEA
Tuition fee, semester fee and Student Union membership: CHF 805.-/per semester

Funding

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