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Bachelor programme Classical Studies

Contents and focus of the degree programme:

The bachelor programme Classical Studies consists of the branches of studies ancient history, classical studies and Mycenaeology, classical and early Aegean archaeology, classical philology and history of reception of the Antiquity. These branches of studies include the history, historic conservation study and literature of Greece, Rome and its provinces, the peoples and cultures of Central and Western Europe and the Middle East and Egypt during the Antiquity. As a discipline classical studies deal with the historical and socio-cultural conditions of the cultures of the Mediterranean area, the evidences and material legacy in terms of artistic and ground monuments as well as literature and intellectual history of the Antiquity, also with regard to their reception in the Middle Ages and in modern times. Students will gain historical, archaeological and philological basic knowledge in the ancient Mediterranean, and in particular the Greek and Roman, culture and its effects.

Higher education institution:
University of Salzburg
Group of fields of study:
Degree programme:
Classical Studies
Bachelor programme
Academic degree:
Bachelor of Arts, BA
6 Semester / 180 ECTS*

Further information:

Languages of instruction:
Student Union fee: EUR 19,70
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Stay abroad:
Not compulsory
Type of higher education institution:
published in the:
MBl. 2015/16, Stk. 26 (Nr. 50)

Definition of the field of studies

The degree programme Classical Studies deals with the history and the cultures of the Antiquity in the Mediterranean area and the Middle East.


The degree programme consists of the modules orientation period: Overview of classical studies, basic module: Introduction to ancient history, basic module: Introduction to classical archaeology, basic module: Introduction to classical philology, concentration module I: Culture, history and literature of the Antiquity, concentration module II: Culture, history and literature of the Antiquity and the bachelor module: Culture, history and literature of the Antiquity. Moreover two modules from the specialist field are to be chosen as compulsory elective subjects and some elective subjects that can be chosen freely from the courses offered by the University of Salzburg also have to be studied. At the end of the programme two bachelor theses must be written and a bachelor examination consisting of two parts must be taken.

Entrance examinations


Supplementary examinations

Greek (DP) - examination has to be passed before the final part of the diploma degree examination or bachelor?s examination