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Classical Cultures

Master of Arts (M.A.)

The interdisciplinary Classical Cultures master's program specializes you in the cultures of European antiquity. It is part of the international "European Master" program (EMCC), in which fourteen universities from nine European countries and one research institute have joined forces to offer an exceptional master's program: You will study at your choice, usually at two universities, thus earning a double or multiple degree. Are you interested in antiquity and its interdisciplinary study in ancient studies and would like to gain international university experience? Then study in the Master's program Classical Cultures and benefit from highly individualized supervision, support and intercultural experience in a Europe-wide network.


To successfully participate in the Classical Cultures program, you should have the following:

  • Knowledge of two of the three subject areas Ancient History, Classical Archaeology, and Classical Philology, as evidenced by previous BA study.
  • Knowledge of Ancient Greek (Graecum) or Latin (Latinum).
  • Very good knowledge of the language of the university at which you are beginning your Master's studies
  • Knowledge of another language of a partner university (level B1) and a third modern language, such as English.
  • Interest in ancient cultures, their development, history, language and archaeology as well as in their interdisciplinary research
  • Open-mindedness towards other cultures and international contacts
Language of instruction:

several languages

Academic calendar:

Winter Semester

Standard Period of Study:

4 semesters required for the full degree programme

Scope of services:

120 ECTS-Points for the full degree programme

Admission: First semester:

with special prerequisites for admission
The admissions restrictions are determined by the admissions regulations for the individual field. For more detailed information, please visit your departmental academic advisor.

Higher semesters:

with special prerequisites for admission according to admission regulations

Please note: University admission requirements may change up to the start of the application period.

Application period: First semester: 1 March - until 31 May
Higher semesters: Winter Semester: 1 March - 30 September, Summer Semester: 1 December - 31 March
Important information regarding required application materials for higher semesters.
Application: Please check out the programme website before you apply.
Application for this subject is only possible during the application period and is done online.
Faculty affiliation: Faculty of Philology

Please note:
From the summer semester 2020 on there may be deviations from individual regulations of the admission regulations, selection and entrance examination regulations as well as the study and examination regulations from the Corona Statutes [de].

The versions of statutes with relevance to teaching and learning provided on this page by the Department of Legal Affairs (in particular admission and selection regulations as well as subject and examination regulations) are primarily for information purposes. This means that all amendments subsequently agreed upon by the University Senate have been integrated into the respective text of the original statutes; in the case of the examination regulations for bachelor's and master's degree programmes, this generally relates to extracts of the respective examination regulations (framework examination regulations, subject-specific provisions, and appendices).
The greatest care has been taken in writing these versions. Nevertheless, it cannot be entirely ruled out that errors may have occurred. Consequently, it is solely the officially announced statutes and statute amendments that are legally binding, i.e. as published in the Amtlichen Bekanntmachungen der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Breisgau [de] or, up to the year 2000, in the official gazette of the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts.

Central Academic Advising Office

The University's Service Centre Studies - Central Student Advisory Service (ZSB) provides information and advice on all questions that may arise prior to, at the beginning of, and during a course of study. If you are seeking subject-specific advice in addition to this, you can also contact the respective subject academic advisor.

Departmental Academic Advising

Prof. Dr. Ralf von den Hoff
Institut für Archäologische Wissenschaften (Klassische Archäologie)
Zimmer 04.015
79098 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 761 203-3073 (Sekretariat)
Sprechstunde: Nach Vereinbarung

Examination Office

Werthmannstr.8/Rückgebäude, 79098 Freiburg

Bachelor- und Masterstudiengang, Lehramtsstudiengang gemäß GymPO I
Dr. Tobie Walther
Tel. 203-3221
Raum 02 010/2. OG
Sprechstunde: Dienstag 10.15-12.30 Uhr, Donnerstag 14.00-16.00 Uhr

Magister- und Promotionsstudiengang, Lehramtsstudiengang gemäß WPO
Annette Ehinger
Tel. 203-2011
Raum 03 011/3. OG
Sprechstunde: Dienstag 10.15-12.30 Uhr, Donnerstag 14.00-16.00 Uhr

Achtung: In der vorlesungsfreien Zeit gelten gesonderte Sprechstunden, bitte informieren Sie sich rechtzeitig vor einem Besuch.