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Degree Programmes

You can study Classical Archaeology in the combined degree programme History and Culture (Bachelor and Master) as well as in the Bachelor's degree programme The Culture of the Ancient World.


Study Regulations, Module Descriptions, Degree Course Scheme (german)

The History and Culture degree programme is characterised by its great variety of subjects. In total, you can choose between 12 different major subjects and several additional minor subjects. This results in very diverse subject combinations and thus also an individual study profile. The content varies considerably depending on the subjects chosen. The History subjects give you an insight into historical events in all epochs, the various disciplines of Classical Studies deal with the language and culture of European antiquity, and the subject of Art Education deals with the teaching, analysis and testing of artistic works.



Study Regulations, Module Descriptions, Degree Course Schemes (german)

For the course of study Culture of the Ancient World the four academic disciplines, Classical Archaeology, Ancient History, Latin and Greek have been put together to form a single, historico-cultural oriented discipline.
Together with the subject knowledge of the culture of the ancient world, through the interdisciplinary approach of the course structure the skill of understanding and working in this structured network is taught and expanded. The links between the varieties of subject jargon, which are always necessary with the different methodologies, the variety of questions and perspectives dealt with, the media and research findings, create and broaden the skill of integrating one’s own skills and those of others and presenting and communicating in a way that goes beyond one’s own horizon. Concerning oneself with the ”closest foreign” in ancient civilization in their literary, material and historical image and their socio-cultural form and relations promote a conscious perception of the other and the strange and enhances the ability of critical, historically-based and cross-cultural judgement.
The course of study imparts a subject-specific education (BA) which can be the foundation for a deepening of knowledge in an MA course of study.



Study Regulations, Module Descriptions, Degree Course Schemes (german)

The Master's course History and Culture is a consecutive study programme, which is based on relevant historical and cultural Bachelor’s degrees.

In the Master’s degree programme History and Culture, you can choose from a list of subjects a combination of one major- and one minor course, thereby you have to follow certain combination rules. These subjects form the course content of your in-depth studies.

The 4-semester multi-subject Master's course History and Culture is a strongly research-oriented Master's degree course. It provides the framework for a combination of a variety of historically, philologically and culturally-oriented study subjects of the faculties 03 and 04, e.g. the subjects:

                    • Protestant and Catholic Theology,
                    • History,
                    • Eastern European History,
                    • Classical Archaeology,
                    • Greek and Latin Philology,
                    • Art History,
                    • Art Education,
                    • Music,
                    • Philosophy. 

Also, its individual subjects can be combined with the philological subjects of faculty 05 (German Studies, English Language, Romance Languages, Slavic Languages) and with the subjects Sociology, Political Science and Education (faculty 03).

Students extend their historical, critical-hermeneutic and also philological and rhetorical linguistic competences, which were acquired in preceding BA studies at JLU Giessen or equivalent humanistic BA studies at other universities.



The Department 04 History and Cultural Studies awards the academic degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Doctor philosophiae - Dr. phil.) to doctoral candidates who have demonstrated their academic ability on the basis of a dissertation and a disputation.
The doctorate is proof of a special scientific qualification beyond the completion of a scientific university degree.