Master’s Degree Programme in Classical Philology

Programme abstract

Students can choose between three MA profiles:

  • Classical Philology
  • Classical Greek Language, Literature and Culture
  • Classical Latin Language, Literature and Culture

Good to know: All master’s programmes in Greek and Latin Studies may be started in both the summer and the winter semester!

The master’s degree programme in Classical Philology offers an in-depth academic and career-oriented education for careers in academia and private enterprise where linguistic and analytical skills are essential.

The focus is on acquiring advanced linguistic skills and reading Greek and Latin works of literature as evidence of a culture of the “das Nächste Fremde” (Uvo Hölscher): insights into the socio-historical conditions, genre characteristics, and the history of passing on and interpreting ancient literature have also always been influenced by readers and their time.

The University of Bamberg boasts an excellent student-to-faculty ratio, enabling intensive exchanges between instructors and students. Strong connections to other disciplines in philology, cultural studies and ancient studies facilitate a comparative perspective, methodological diversity, and curricular flexibility, allowing you to pursue your own interests.

At a glance

Degree programme at a glance 
Final examinationMaster’s examination (accompanying the programme)
DegreeMaster of Arts
ECTS points120
Standard Programme Duration4 semesters
Programme Start Winter or summer semester
Type of StudiesFull-time and part-time possible


The master’s programme in Greek and Latin Studies was re-accredited in 2018 in the process of internal accreditation. For students, this means that degree programmes meet the Accreditation Council’s quality criteria in terms of their structures and contents.

Certificate and the accreditation report