Research course

Classical, Medieval and Early Modern studies

University of Groningen · University of Groningen
MA History by research MA Literature by research MA ancientstudies by research

Entry requirements

Bachelor degree (with results credited as very good) in the field of History, Classics, Medieval Studies, Oriental Studies or a modern European language and culture/literature The selection procedure is based on an evaluation of degree certificates and individual results, proficiency in English, excellent academic record, letter of motivation, two letters of recommendation and thesis or paper Minimum language requirement for MA: TOEFL internet based (itb): 105 (with a minimum of 24 on all items) IELTS Academic Module: 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 for all components)

Months of entry


Course content

Are you interested in the history, literature and culture of classical, medieval and early modern civilizations? Is a career in research something you aspire to? Then this programme is just what you are looking for.

This two-year Research Master's programma covers Classical Antiquity, the Middle Ages and Early Modernity. You will explore the similarities and differences between these periods. In addition, you will gain fundamental insights into the cultural changes that preceded the modern period.

The programme offers three different specializations: in History (croho code 60139), in Literary Studies (croho code 60814), and in Classics and Ancient Civilizations (croho code 60039). Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies offers a multidisciplinary environment. Depending on your background and research interests, you will decide on your main subject. You can focus on history and choose between Ancient, Medieval or Early Modern History. You can also focus on literature. Then your options are Latin, Greek, English or Dutch Literature.

You can design your own programme to fit your interests. You will take specialist tutorials and courses on theory and method, and finish the programme by writing a thesis.

Fees and funding

UK students
€ 2006
International students
€ 11400

Grantfinder University of Groningen.

Qualification and course duration

MA History by research

full time
24 months

MA Literature by research

full time
24 months

MA ancientstudies by research

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Kirsten van Ophem