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MALettere Classiche / Classics

University of Siena
Italy, Siena
Department Of Philology And Literary Criticism Italy, Siena, Palazzo San Niccolò - via Roma, 56 - 53100
Tuition fee

The tuition fee is calculated according to the country of origin and ranges from a minimum of € 756 to a maximum of € 2406 (per year). You can calculate the amount to be paid per year at this link.

Application fee €30 per programme

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Attending the Master’s Degree Course in Classics proposed by the University of Siena means studying the ancient world through a multidisciplinary approach, capable of making the student grasp the determinant values of the ancient cultural dimension, with its common traits and no less important differences compared to the modern one. Students will acquire advanced disciplinary and methodological skills not only in the two classical languages, in classical philology and in ancient history, but also in the anthropology of the ancient world , a discipline linked to the “interdepartmental center of anthropology and the ancient world” founded in 1986 by Maurizio Bettini. Among the other subjects included in the curriculum there are disciplines that complete the path of the classicist future: *papyrology, Greek and Latin palaeography, Byzantine civilization, medieval Latin and humanistic literature, the history of ancient philosophy and classical archeology.

Programme structure

The degree course in Classics is taught in Italian.

Class MIUR: LM-15 – Master’s Degree in Philology, Literature and History of Antiquity
Duration: 2 years
Credits: 120

Career opportunities

In addition to teaching languages and classical literature in high schools (after the “active training internship”) and in universities (after obtaining the title of PhD) other possible employment opportunities are found in the following sectors: institutions and public and private institutions operating in the fields of conservation and enhancement of the Italian cultural heritage; mass communication (journalism, publishing, publications, new media), both in general (newspapers, magazines, multimedia) and specialist (information in the cultural, archaeological, historical, literary fields etc.); companies that organize cultural events of different nature.

Apply now! First intake - Academic year 2020/21
Application deadline
Jan 15, 2020 23:59
Europe/Rome time
Studies commence
Sep 28, 2020
Apply now! Second intake - Academic year 2020/21
Application start
Feb 1, 2020
Application deadline
Apr 28, 2020 23:59
Europe/Rome time
Studies commence
Sep 28, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States