Greek Philology (M.A.)
You enjoy working with ancient Greek texts and doing philological research? Continue your studies of Greek language and literature in Göttingen, a research location rich in tradition! The Master of Arts in Greek Philology offers you numerous resources and individual specialization options in order to gain a profound education as a classical scholar. The programme is supplemented by a wide range of possible study trips and is closely linked to the neighboring sciences.
- Greek Philology
- Master of Arts (M.A.)
- Standard period of study:
- 4 Semesters
- Summer and winter semester
- Language of the programme:
- restricted (application to the faculty of humanities)
Get to know us
The MA “Greek Philology” is a consecutive, more research-oriented master’s course. Based on the knowledge acquired in the undergraduate studies, the course focuses upon the ancient Greek language and literature as well as their reception. The subject of study in the narrower sense are the Greek texts which were written up to approx. 600 AD. The students of the MA “Greek Philology” will develop their language skills in dealing with Greek texts and will increase their ability to conduct scientific research autonomously.
In addition to the so-called “classical” Latin / Greek literature, the Göttingen Department of Classical Philology is concerned with the literature of the Roman Imperial Age and Late Antiquity. Besides, one of the few professorships for didactics in ancient languages is located in Göttingen.
The teaching programme of the department is structured in such a way that framing topics alternate in a 6-semester cycle: In the winter semester there are treated genres of prose, whereas in the summer semester genres of poetry are on the curriculum. In this way, Classical Philology is taught in its full breadth and all courses are thematically linked.
The department of Classical Philology also maintains close professional and social connections to neighboring subjects so that students can integrate their interests in a broad interdisciplinary context. In addition to the M.A. degree, the university of Göttingen offers doctorate programmes in Greek and Latin Philology.
Doctoral studies; academic work as a scholar of Greek philology at universities, academies and research institutions; work in higher library service, in adult education and in the field of culture and tourism management.
Related and consecutive/graduate programmes
This degree programme can be studied in 2 different profiles.
- Joint Honours MA totalling 42 credits in combination with one module package (minor) totalling 36 credits
- Joint Honours MA totalling 42 credits in combination with two module packages (minor) totalling 18 credits each
You can apply for one study profile and one study focus.
Admission requirements for the Joint Honours MA (42 C)
- B.A. degree or equivalent degree
- at least 150 credits at the time of application
- Eligibility: Verification required for…
academic achievement in Greek Philology totalling at least 50 credits, including at least 6 credits in advanced Greek grammar and 9 credits in Greek literature
- academic achievement in Classical Studies totalling at least 54 credits, including at least 42 credits in Greek Philology
- Latinum (Latin proficiency certificate) and Graecum (Greek proficiency certificate) [both are also required for the 36C-module-package “Greek Philology”]
Note for international applicants:
For the enrolment at the Faculty of Humanities certified proficiency in German language is required!
The Department of Classical Philology
Impressions of old excursions
Didactic Project Experimentum Romanum
Under the aegis of Prof. Dr. Peter Kuhlmann, students of Classical Philology conceived a short film series on the everyday life of the Romans, partly in Latin.
This was produced by SWR and is available in their media library:
short film series