Each year is divided into two semesters, running from September until January and from February until June. A semester is divided into two study periods. Students will take three courses (of 5 EC each) per study period. The curriculum is different for each track. On the page courses you can find the course descriptions of Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Studies. The courses “Research in AMR” are track-specific.
Research Master's thesis
The programme is concluded with a Research Master's thesis (of 30 EC). The quality of this thesis is especially important if you plan on seeking admission to a PhD programme after graduation. Some examples of Master's theses writtten by students in this programme:
- The public administration of the Merovingian kingdoms in the sixth century
- The Language of Sir John Fortescue: a critical discourse analysis approach to fifteenth-century polemical works
- A Social Network of Knowledge: the Functions of Knowledge in the Correspondence of Giovanni Garzoni (1429-1505)
- Norse loanwords in Old and Middle Irish - a semantic analysis of the Irish-Norse (language) contact situation
- The Enigmatic Enemy. Greek perceptions of and political interaction with the Persian Empire from 404 to 380 BC.
- A game of power. Courtly influence on the decision-making of emperor Theodosius II (r. 408-450)