Latin (B.Ed.)

The most important facts at a glance:


Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)

Standard period of studies:

6 semesters


Winter and summer semester
Applicants with foreign certificates:Language of instruction: German
Required language certificate: DSH-2
Required course for the Assessment Test (Feststellungsprüfung):
S/G- or S-Course. To find out if you are required to take the Assessment Test, check your Certificate of Recognition.

Admission restrictions:

Open admission



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


Please keep in mind that you need a certification of recognition for all foreign certificates. The recognition process takes up to six weeks and the certificate must be included in your application.

winter semester: June 1 - September 1

summer semester: December 1 - March 1

If you combine a Two-subject Bachelor whose admission is open with one whose is restricted, the deadlines are:

winter semester: June 1 - July 15

summer semester: December 1 - January 15


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.


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).