Students choose one of the following specialisations:
The programme comprises 60 ECTS credits:
Obligatory for all students are two core courses and a Master’s thesis.
The core courses are two seminars, both of which have an interdisciplinary angle:
For the remaining 30 ECTS you can follow one of these courses:
Or a language-based course:
Each focus area includes one or two electives. An elective can be chosen from a wide range of courses in related fields such as archaeology, heritage studies, history, ancient studies or classics.
The Master’s thesis – an important part of the programme – enables you to conduct original research under the supervision of one of the staff members. The subject of the thesis must be mutually agreed upon by the student and the academic adviser.
For detailed course information, please see the UvA Course Catalogue (link below).
Students who show exceptional promise during a Master’s programme are encouraged to continue their studies in one of our Research Master’s programmes. If you decide to switch programmes and are admitted before the start of the second semester, you will be able to transfer all credits earned in the first semester to your Research Master’s degree programme. In case you join later, the Examinations Board determines which courses qualify for credit transferral to the Research Master’s programme.
Within ACASA, there are two Research Master’s programmes which would be suitable for a continuation of your studies: