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Latin Philology (B.A.) (2-subject-scheme)


Bringing ancient languages to life: Study Latin at Göttingen in one of only three departments in Germany with a special chair of teacher training. You will gain well-founded language training and the necessary philological know-how to make Latin texts accessible to you: Who created the text? Who read it? Who heard it? Who saw it? What message does the text convey? What does it reveal about the world (view) of the Romans? The programme is expanded by numerous possibilities for field trips and a close connection to neighbouring studies such as History, Greek and Archaeology.

Latin Philology
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) (2 subjects)
Standard period of study:
6 semesters
Only the winter semester
Language of the programme:
open (enrolment without previous application)
Orientation events:
Orientation events are offered

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In addition to Greek and Latin literature of the classical period the Classical Department of Goettingen has further specialized in literature of the imperial period and late antiquity as well as in subject-related didactics.

Graecum and Latinum. If you only have an intermediate Latin certificate, you will have to obtain the Latinum in the first subject semester. Additionally, contacting the academic advisor prior to your studies is highly recommended. If you don't have the Graecum, you will have to obtain it up to attaining the module 5 (Greek Literature for Latinists).

The choice of second subject should depend on the profession envisioned in later life (e.g. Ancient History for students intending to work in archives etc.)

general: culture, information, media, research

Related and consecutive/graduate programmes


In the two-subject Bachelor's programme, two subjects are studied on equal terms.

A total of 180 credits are earned for the Bachelor's degree Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).

The two subjects each account for 66 credits. The area of professionalisation accounts for 36 credits.

The subject Latin Philology 9 compulsory modules and an elective module must be successfully successfully.

  • 1: Introduction to Latin Literature and Philology - Basic Module
  • 2-1: Latin Language I - Basic Module
  • 2-2: Latin Language II - Basic Module
  • 3: Latin Literature I: Poetry - Basic Module
  • 4: Latin Literature II: Prose - Basic Module
  • 5: Greek Literature for Students of Latin - Basic Module
  • 7: Latin Literature III
  • 8: Latin Language - Intermediate Module
  • 10: Didactic Competence (for Non-Teachers)
  • Elective Module: Classics (Ancient history, Archaeology, Linguistics, or Latin Literature of the Middle Ages)

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Winter semester only
1st subject semester:
open admission (enrolment without previous application)
2nd to 6th subject semester:
open admission (enrolment without previous application)

Non-German citizens without a German educational qualification

Citizen from a non-EU country (or stateless person)

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Study and examination advice Faculty of Humanities

Tina Seufer and Eva Wolff

Humboldtallee 17
DE-37073 Göttingen

Phone: +49 (0)551 39 21888 (Seufer)
Phone: +49 (0)551 39 26713 (Wolff)



Academic Advising

Nadine Fröhlich (M.A./M.Ed.) and Anna Wiegand (M.Ed.)

Seminar für Klassische Philologie

Humboldtallee 19
Room 0.246 (Fröhlich)
Room 0.245 (Wiegand)
37073 Göttingen

Phone: +49 (0) 551 39 27441 (Fröhlich)
Phone: +49 (0) 551 39 24744 (Wiegand)