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Master programme Ancient History and Classical Studies

Contents and focus of the degree programme:

The master programme Ancient History and Classical Studies offers students an advancement of the basic and orientation knowledge which they already gained, insights into the methods and theoretical basics of the subject Ancient History and Classical Studies for a critical reflexion of the knowledge to be gained, interpretation, analysis and classification of the contents of historiographical, epigraphic and numismatic sources in the academic discourse. Special emphasis is put on the expansion of the general subject area of the Roman and Greek culture area beyond the European and Middle East to the China of the antiquity and South America. The field of studies Ancient History and Classical Studies goes into more depth regarding the situation of women in the antiquity and the judgement of the development of the world religions and dogmatic philosophies of life. By applying the principles of comparative historical sciences explanations can be suggested for phenomena such as xenophobia, clichés about peoples and forms of government.

Higher education institution:
University of Graz
Group of fields of study:
Humanities
Degree programme:
Ancient History and Classical Studies
Type:
Master programme
Academic degree:
Master of Arts, MA
Duration:
4 Semester / 120 ECTS*

Contact & Information materials:

Further information:

Languages of instruction:
German
Costs:
Student Union fee: EUR 19,20
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Stay abroad:
Recommended
Type of higher education institution:
University
Location:
Graz
Curriculum:
published in the:
MBl. 2010/11, Stk. 39 h

Definition of the field of studies

The degree programme Ancient History and Classical Studies deals with research of history of the different cultures in the Mediterranean area and the Middle East.

Exams

The degree programme is divided into the modules Political history of the antiquity, social and economic history of the antiquity, cultural history of the antiquity, basic sciences and tradition transfer, presentation and critique of scientific results, political history of the antiquity – concentration, social and economic history of the antiquity – concentration, cultural history of the antiquity – concentration, basic sciences and tradition transfer – concentration. Moreover a master thesis is to be written and a master examination is to be passed. By means of elective subjects students can add a personal note to their studies.

Entrance examinations

no

Supplementary examinations

None