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), Master 1 subject


Degree: Master of Arts
Start: Winter- and summer semester
Duration: 4 semesters
Classroom language: German

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What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

it provides the foundation for conducting in-depth discourse regarding classical-philology issues and for focusing on individually selected areas of interest.

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

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,


  • excellent Latin/Greek-language skills
  • language skills in two modern foreign languages
  • understanding of history, antiquity, mythology


  • literary and comparative issues
  • research-driven studies
  • working in an independent manner
  • in-depth study of texts

struggle through:

  • challenging texts and issues
  • complex material
  • self-reliant learning
This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
  • B.A. Classical Philology
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • at universities
  • in research and academia
  • in libraries and archives
  • in radio, television and print media
  • in the publishing industry

And else?

An internship ...

is optional.

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: GC 6/137
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-23894
Website Fachschaft

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