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Greek Philology (BA)

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?

In this degree programme you will gain skills that can be used in the following areas:

  • information processing, documentation, journalism, libraries and publishing, and media
  • adult education and other forms of language teaching
  • tourism and public relations
  • academia and research
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.

Combinable degree programmes

Can be combined*

Archaeological Sciences (BA), Book Studies (BA), English and American Studies (BA), German Language and Literature (BA), History (BA), Hispanic Studies (BA), Indo-European and Indo-Iranian Studies (BA), Italian Studies (BA), Japanese Studies (BA), Cultural History of Christianity (BA), Latin Philology (BA), Computational Linguistics (BA), Scandinavian Studies (BA), Business and Economics (BA), Oriental Studies (BA), Education (BA), Philosophy (BA), Political Science (BA), Chinese Studies (BA), Theatre and Media Studies (BA)

*These courses are scheduled in such a way that the subjects can usually be combined without overlapping.

Can be combined after consulting a study advisor*

French Studies (BA), Cultural Geography (BA), Art History (BA), Computational Linguistics (BA), Medieval Latin and Neo-Latin (BA), Sociology (BA)

As it is not guaranteed that there will be no overlap between teaching times in this combination, you will be required to submit proof of consultation with a study advisor when enrolling. Please contact the Student Advice and Career Service (IBZ) or the Student Service Centre of the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology.

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Degree programme start date and application deadlines

Start date of degree programme: Winter Term

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

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Please note: Despite careful checks, we cannot rule out errors or omissions. For this reason, all prospective students are advised to seek detailed information from FAU's Student Advice and Career Service (IBZ) before commencing their studies.

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Degree type: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Type of study: Two subject Bachelor's degree programme
Location: Erlangen
Standard duration of study: 6 Semester
Start date of degree programme: Winter Term
Language: German
Admission: No Admissions Restrictions
Size: (1-24 Students)
Early entrance programme: yes
Part-time study: yes
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology

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