Classical Philology (Latin, Greek)

... looks into questions such as ...

  • How can classical texts be recoded and recoded?
  • Which stages did the reception history of ancient texts undergo?
  • In what way do the texts influence each other?
  • What kinds of ideas were expressed (by which linguistic means)?
  • How have classical evolved and changed?
  • With diligence and passion for the ancient languages, you will be able to successfully complete a demanding degree programme that will broaden your horizons.

    Luzminda Wenzel, Master's degree read more ...

  • By deciphering Cicero, Caesar and Ovid, I had the feeling I was getting closer to antiquity.

    Tobias Nitschke, Master´s degree read more ...

Degree programmes


Classical Philology (Latin, Greek), Bachelor 2 subject


Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Start: Winter- and summer semester
Duration: 6 semesters
Classroom language: German

2-Subject Bachelor Programme: This degree programme requires a second subject.
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What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

it provides an insight into linguistic, literary, cultural and heritage-related aspects of Latin and Greek – two languages fundamental for the evolution of Europe.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • Antiquity Studies
  • Literary Studies
  • History of Reception
  • Comparative Literature Studies
  • Medieval and Neo-Latin

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,

... have:

  • good Latin-language competencies
  • language skills in two modern foreign languages

... enjoy:

  • Latin/Greek literature
  • European culture
  • dealing with languages and texts

... struggle through:

  • substantial workload resulting from studying vocabulary and grammar
  • challenging translations (Latin-German, German-Latin)
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in a teaching position (if followed up by a M.Ed. degree)
  • in academia
  • in libraries and archives
  • in museums
  • in radio, television and print media

And else?

A prep course ...

can be covered voluntarily.

Further information about prep courses

An internship ...

is optional. It is done as part of the optional module.

Studying abroad ...

can be done voluntarily.

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Studienfachberatung Klassische Philologie
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Klassische Philologie
Building, Room: GB 2/147
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-23894
Website Fachschaft

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