Master Thesis Classics and Ancient Civilizations

This course is offered in Dutch. Some of the descriptions may therefore only be available in Dutch.

Course Objective

The aim is to carry out research into a specialized subject or theme
taken from the field of Classics and Ancient Civilizations, leading
to a written presentation of the results. This thesis will provide proof
of the student's capability to conduct research according to academic
standards and capacity to develop his or her own view of how to deal
with primary data.

Course Content

The subject and content of the thesis are defined in consultation with
the supervisor. The student is required to contact one of the
staff members whose field of research best fits the type of research to
be carried out. A second supervisor will be appraoched afterwards.

Teaching Methods

In a series of one to one sessions, the supervisor gives feedback to
the student. As a first step, the student defines his or her research
topic. When this is approved of by one of the staff members, it is
determined which staff members will act as a supervisor and second
examiner, respectively.

Method of Assessment

The thesis will be assessed by two staff members, who will together mark
the thesis. Important criteria are originality, argumentation, style of
writing, adequate references to source material and secondary
literature, and -if relevant- the use of illustrations.

Entry Requirements

Bachelor degree (cf. admission rules).


To be announced.

Target Audience

MA students Classics and Ancient Civilizations.

Additional Information

Start consultation of staff members in the first semester.
Consult the Thesis regulations, Thesis Manual and Thesis Assessment form
on VUnet:

General Information

Credits 18 EC
Period Ac. Year (sept)
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition Dutch
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Course Coordinator prof. dr. G.J. Boter
Teaching Staff

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

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