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Greek (B.A.) (2 subjects/teacher training)


On the trail of Homer: Discover the beginnings of European literature and intellectual history! In the B.A. degree programme in Greek, you will gain well-founded language training (a qualification in Greek can be acquired during the programme) and the necessary philological know-how to make Greek 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 Greeks? The programme is expanded by numerous possibilities for field trips and a close connection to neighbouring studies such as History and Archaeology.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) (2 subjects/teacher training)
Standard period of study:
6 semesters
Only the winter semester
Language of the programme:
open (enrolment without previous application)
Orientation events:
at the beginn of your studies orientation events are offered

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Students are to develop an appropriate level of proficiency and accuracy in the usage of Greek grammar and language, enabling them to translate a) Greek poetry and prose of medium difficulty into German and b) German prose of low or medium difficulty into Greek, both without recourse to auxiliary references. They will further obtain a survey of the genres and history of Greek literature from its beginnings in the archaic to the imperial period, including an introduction to the most important meters of Greek verse. Students will also acquire knowledge and mastery of the basic hermeneutic tools of Classical Philology in order to develop the ability to read with discrimination, interpret and evaluate the Greek originals. The program further provides its students with insights into the most relevant auxiliary and neighboring disciplines of Greek studies, especially into Latin literature.

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 as soon as possible, at least up to attaining the modules 2-1, 2-2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9.

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 teaching profession profile accounts for 36 credits.

The structure of the subject Greek matches the guidelines in the regulations for the 2-subject degree programme; it comprises 9 compulsory modules and an elective module:

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

The teaching profession profile is divided into the following areas:

  • Didactics (6 C)
  • Educational Sciences and internships (20 C)
  • Electives (10 C)

Regulations and module directory

Combination of subjects for the teaching profession

Some combinations of subjects with Chinese must be approved:

Language Requirements

"Kleines Latinum" (German intermediate Latin certificate) or equivalent.


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 12441 (Fröhlich)
Phone: +49 (0) 551 39 4744 (Wiegand)



Student advisory service for teaching profession

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Waldweg 26
DE-37073 Göttingen