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Classics and the Ancient Near East, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #443 (QS) Konstanz, Germany
Classics and the Ancient Near East degree offered by the University of Konstanz is designed to convey a solid understanding of the cultures of classical antiquity and their reception. The interdisciplinary courses stretch from literary studies (Greek/Latin) via history to archaeology. 
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The unique aspect of this Classics and the Ancient Near East degree offered by the University of Konstanz lies in its transcendence of traditional academic boundaries by linking historical findings (literary texts, physical legacies) and how they were perceived in the course of the centuries. Including the "Ancient Near East" extends the concept of "Classical Antiquity". 

This broad approach makes it possible to not only learn about the continued influence of Classical Antiquity on the "Renaissances" that occurred between the Middle Ages and the present day, but also the reception processes during Classical Antiquity.

Career prospects

Typical work areas include:

  • Public and private cultural institutions (cultural departments, culture organisers, cultural/study foundations)
  • Companies, associations and organisations with cultural requirements
  • Media and publishing
  • Out-of-school education (adult education, editor at a university abroad etc.)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • German
    • Partially taught in English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Introduction to Greek Studies and Latin Studies
  • Literatur des Hellenismus
  • Literature of the Imperial Era
  • Archaic and Classical
  • Myth - Religion - Philosophy

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • General higher education entrance qualification (Abitur) or equivalent.
  • Qualification in Latin (Latinum) or ancient Greek (Graecum). You can catch up on missing language skills in your first year of study. No later than by the date you register for your bachelor's examination you have to document your knowledge of a foreign language other than the language included in your major subject. 
  • If you have taken at least three years of language classes in school (grade "sufficient" or better in the last year) you can submit your school certificate. Alternatively you can acquire a corresponding certificate at our Language Institute (SLI).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3320 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1660 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    320 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 160 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Konstanz

  • 630 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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