Greek Philology (M.A.)
Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)
Standard period of study: 4 Semesters
Start: Summer and winter semester
Degree programme options: Joint Honours MA in Greek Philology (42 C); module package: Greek Philology as MA minor subject (36 C)
Admission requirements for Joint Honours MA: Overview
Required language skills: Latin proficiency certificate, Greek proficiency certificate (evidence must be submitted).
Entrance requirements for module packages: Overview
Note for international applicants: For the enrolment at the Faculty of Humanities certified proficiency in German language is required!
Application: application procedure (application to the faculty of humanities)
Language of the programme: German
The scientific subject Greek Philology comprises the ancient Greek language and literature as well as their reception under the aspects and issues of literary and cultural science.
In the Master's programme, students will acquire in-depth scientific knowledge, the skills required to independently conduct subject-specific and interdisciplinary scientific work and to apply the scientifc findings in the mentioned areas.
The aim of the Master's programme in Greek Philology with the degree „Master of Arts“ (M.A.) is the scientific qualification for work as a Graecist or a language and cultural mediator in public and private institutions who is versed in Greek studies.
Research foci in Göttingen
In additional to classic Greek and Latin literature, the Göttingen Department of Classical Philology has a special research foci in the area of literature of the Roman Imperial Age and Late Antiquity as well as the specialised didactics in the old languages.
The first three semesters focus on acquiring and deepening subject-specific knowledge. As a basis for successful position in research and cultural mediation, special emphasis is placed on an extended knowledge of authors through literature as well as on heuristics (independently learning the research status and development of questions). This scientific part comprises 36 credits with an additional 6 credits in an independent research unit. They must be acquired in the following compulsory modules: Greek Literature in Context (12 credits), Greek Language (12 credits), Greek Literature in Tradition and Reception (12 credits) as well as the independent research unit: Lecture with Independent Research Project (6 credits).
With the knowledge and methodical-analytical skills students acquire in this programme needed for professions related to Greek Studies, graduates will be qualified for the above mentioned fields of work. This programme also lays the scientific foundation for doctoral studies.