Greek (M.Ed.)

The most important facts at a glance:


Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Standard period of studies:

4 semesters


Winter and summer semester

Admission restrictions:

Open admission


You find information on the application procedure for international students here.

Applicants with foreign certificates:Language of instruction: German
Required language certificate: DSH-2

Winter semester: April 1 - September 1

Summer semester: October 1 - March 1

Required Bachelor's degree:

Greek (B.Ed.)


Department of Classical Philology


Faculty 07: History and Cultural Studies


The accreditation of study programmes for Bachelor and Master Degrees constitutes as a precondition for the granting of state approval.

Subject Matter

The course in classical philology comprises the study of cultural - above all, written - Greek and Latin documents from the 8th century B.C. through to the 8th century A.D. During this period, which was so significant for the Western world in terms of intellectual history, almost all of the known literary forms of expression emerged. The course teaches the ideas that the Western world has continuously cultivated, modified and developed for almost 3,000 years, and that today exist in all European languages. Therefore, the study of classical philology comprises a wide range of subjects: Epic, lyric, and drama in the field of literature; philosophy, historiography and rhetoric in the field of prose, as well as law and the state, natural sciences, and medicine. In addition, students will learn methods for understanding and teaching these subjects. This not only includes textual criticism, i.e. the ability to interpret written documents that have been passed down in different ways and over a long period of time, but also the ability to situate these documents in their historical context, and to explain and evaluate them. Thus, linguistics, literature, and history coalesce in the study of classical philology, as students need to analyze the language and interpret the form and contents of its documents and their diverse functions in order to comprehend the subject.

Master entrance requirements

Proof of a B.Ed. degree for college preparatory secondary school teaching in the same subjects from a university in Rhineland-Palatinate or an equivalent final degree from a university in Germany or abroad.

Applicants having a final degree that is not equivalent to but corresponds to at least 140 credit points to the required Bachelor's examination, may be admitted to the Master's degree program on the condition that the missing study and examination qualifications are obtained at the latest by the end of the first academic year. If the student does not provide proof within the period specified, they will no longer be allowed to continue studying; their enrollment will be canceled without further notice.

It is assumed that students have sufficient active and passive knowledge of the English language to read specialist literature in English and participate in courses taught in English; this does not include submitting written course work and writing examinations in the English language. Proof is not required.

Proof of proficiency in the German language to the level of the "German Language Proficiency Examination for Admission to Higher Education for Foreign Applicants (DSH)" is required for applicants, who either did not obtain their university entrance qualification at a German institution or whose degree was not from a degree program taught in German.

In order to be admitted to the Master's degree in Greek, students need proof of their qualification in Latin ("Latinum") and Ancient Greek ("Graecum").


The International Office offers counselling for international students about the application process and general information.

The Academic Advisory Office offers specific information on the subject (List available in German only).

The Student representatives give information from a student perspective (List available in German only).