Taught course

Ancient and Medieval Mediterranean Worlds (specialisation)

Radboud University · Faculty of Arts

Entry requirements

A completed Bachelor's degree in History (USA = major in History) or BA/MA degrees in related fields like Greek and Latin or Archaeology

A proficiency in English

In order to take part in this programme, you need to have fluency in both written and spoken English.This requirement has been satisfied when the student meets the conditions, listed on our website.

Months of entry


Course content

Programme overview

Surpassed by no city in the Western world, Rome is known for its charismatic leadership and overwhelmingly rich history, as the city embodies an architecturally magnificent metropolis, the impressive capital of a once mighty Roman Empire and a powerful representation of the Papal See.

The Master's specialisation in Ancient and Medival Mediterranean Worlds focuses on Rome and offers an in-depth examination of both the city of Rome and its role as the capital of the Roman Empire, and of the representation of the ‘idea' of Rome throughout the centuries. Eternal Rome presents a unique programme taught by a group of specialists from the fields of ancient, Byzantine, and medieval history. Their expertise includes the status of Rome beyond the Middle Ages into the Renaissance and modern times.

What will you learn?

  • You will become acquainted with several specialist areas of research, such as ancient history, medieval history, art history, classical philology, archaeology, and literary theory.
  • Expand your knowledge of different perspectives and methodologies to deepen your insight into many questions relevant to the functioning of our modern society.
  • Gain experience and skills in designing, conducting and presenting your own research.

Students who follow the entire Roma Aeterna Master's specialisation start in September.

Students taking a Master's programme elsewhere may follow the first semester of the Roma Aeterna specialisation.

This is a specialisation of the Master's in History

If you have any questions, email us here: study-information@ru.nl

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Fees and funding

UK students
€ 16,500
International students
EU € 2,530 Non EU € 17,470

There are various scholarships available for studying at Radboud University. Some of the opportunities are described below. A full list, including detailed information, can be found on our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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