Ancient and Medieval Mediterranean Worlds

Master's specialisationAncient and Medieval Mediterranean Worlds

The Master’s specialisation in Ancient and Medieval Mediterranean Worlds offers you a unique approach by looking at ancient and medieval history, Byzantium, the Islamic world and Western Europe in contact and conflict.

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Something for you?

  • Unique focus on the entire Mediterranean across the ancient and medieval periods.
  • You will acquire important skills such as being able to select, analyse and interpret pertinent historical information.
  • You have the opportunity to specialise in the Master's profile heritage policy.
  • Our staff has a wide network.
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Admission requirements

Do you want to know if you can be admitted? Read more about the admission requirements of this programme.

Admission requirements
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What will you learn

Ancient and Medieval Mediterranean Worlds offers a unique programme covering ancient and medieval history, by focusing on Byzantium, the Islamic world and Western Europe in contact and conflict. Taught by a group of specialists who are internationally renowned in their respective fields of expertise, the programme offers a broad treatment of the major questions in facing Mediterranean history and its relevance for today. Topics include:

  • Cultural identity, cultural memory and imagined communities
  • Regionalism, colonialism and conquest
  • Continuity and change over the ancient and medieval periods
  • Tradition and ideology
  • Economic history and trade, including numismatics
  • Inter-religious contact, influence and acculturation

At the same time, the programme gives you the freedom of in-depth study through specialised courses and projects, depending on your own interests and future perspectives.

Study programme

Future career opportunities

Our graduates have found employment in public relations, industrial and public service management, librarianship, archive and museum work, teaching, lecturing and journalism.

Career prospects


Your Master's thesis consists of an individual research project, which allows you to investigate a topic of your choice in any historical aspect connected to the ancient and medieval Mediterranean under the close supervision of our expert staff.


Questions about this programme?

Do you have a question about this programme? We're happy to help. Please contact us, ask a student or check out our information activities.


Tuitions & grants

If you are going to follow this Master's programme, you will pay an annual tuition fee. There are different tuition rates. The amount depends on your personal situation.