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Greek (teaching degree)

What is the degree programme about?

The main focus of the degree programme is on studying the language, literature and culture of Ancient Greece. In light of this, you will gain good knowledge of Ancient Greek. The aim is primarily to gain the skills to read original texts rather than actively use the language. By studying these texts, you will develop the ability to take a critical and reflective approach to this initially foreign culture, as well as your own.

What can I do with this degree?

This degree programme will prepare you to become a Greek teacher at a Gymnasium.

What qualities and skills do I need?

In general you should have:

  • a passion for the Ancient Greek language, literature and culture
  • an interest in academic and methodological work
  • a general interest in history and European cultural traditions

Good proficiency in English is required.

Good reasons for choosing to study at FAU

Our students receive intensive support and advice. Lecturers are also happy to expand on topics that students are especially interested in.

Potential challenges

At the beginning of the degree programme you will need a certain amount of perseverance when learning grammar and vocabulary until you become fluent enough to read original texts more easily.

Degree programme start date and application deadlines

The FAU website provides an overview of the current application deadlines as well as information on the selection process and how to apply.

Start date of degree programme: Winter Term

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Degree type: State Examination
Type of study: Teaching Degree
Location: Erlangen
Standard duration of study: 9 Semester
Start date of degree programme: Winter Term
Language: German
Admission: No Admissions Restrictions
Early entrance programme: no
Part-time study: no
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology