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Master's Degree in Classical Studies (M204)
  • Specialisation in Classical Philology
  • Specialisation in Classical Culture

Interuniversity Master's organised by the Universities: Autónoma of Madrid, Complutense and Alcalá.




Participating Universities

University of Alcalá, Autónoma of Madrid University and Complutense of Madrid University

Organising Centre, Department or Institute

  • Complutense of Madrid University
    Department of Classical Philology
  • Autónoma of Madrid University
    Department of Classical Philology
  • University of Alcalá
    Department of Philology, Communication and Documentation

Teaching centre(s)

  • Complutense of Madrid University
    Department of Philology
  • Autónoma of Madrid University
    Faculty of Philosophy and Arts
  • University of Alcalá
    Faculty of Philosophy and Arts

Year Course Started

2010-2011 (RD 1393/2007)



Official Duration

One academic year, full-time

Minimum number of ECTS by type of registration and course

60 ECTS for full-time students and 30 ECTS for part-time students

Type of teaching

Face-to-face classes



Level of qualification

Level 3 leading to the title of Master's Degree. Level 3 (Master's) of the Spanish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education (MECES) corresponds to level 7 of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF), in accordance with the provisions of the Royal Decree 22/2015, of 23rd January (BOE 07/02/2015).

Professional qualification

This is not a degree title qualifying with ministerial approval for the exercise of regulated professional activities.




Main Coordinator

Dª M. Paz de Hoz  (UCM)


Dª. Teresa Jiménez Calvente (UAH)

D. Pere Fàbregas (UCM)

Dª. Rosario López Gregoris (UAM)


Academic Committee


Academic issues:

Administrative issues:

Goals and competencies

The goals of this Master's degree are in line with the stipulates of the Spanish Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (MECES) and ensure the achievement of the basic competencies required to obtain a master's degree, following article 3.3, Appendix I of R.D. 1393/2007.

Fulfilment of the goals means students have achieved competencies that must be consistent with the fundamental rights of equality between men and women, with the principles of equal opportunities and universal accessibility for the disabled, and with the values proper to a democratic and peace-loving culture.

Number of places for new students

Total number of places available: 34
Total places available in the UAH: 7

A minimum of 20 students are required to teach the Master's programme.

Reserved places: 5% for students with a certified disability of 33% or more.

Specific admission conditions

Entry profile

Applicants must hold an official Spanish or accredited foreign university degree, preferably in the area of Arts and Humanities or in the area of Social and Legal Sciences.

No specific prior studies of the contents of the Master's degree are required. However, to matriculate in the optional subjects of subject 2 ("Advanced Studies in Classical Philology"), it is considered advisable to have previous knowledge of Greek and Latin languages, at the level of those acquired in the degrees in Classical Philology, Sciences and Languages of Antiquity, and equivalents, which are optimal for the completion of this Master's degree.

If students cannot demonstrate this prior knowledge, they should matriculate in the optional subjects of module 3 ("Advanced Studies in Classical Culture").

The master's degree will be taught in Spanish. Therefore, students whose mother tongue is not Spanish must certify a level of Spanish equal to or higher than level B2 of the European Framework of Reference for Languages with the DELE or SIELE certificates.


Selection criteria

The assessment criteria for admission to the Master's degree include:

  • Standard transcript of records 40%.
  • Adequacy of previous studies. It is assessed as follows:
    • 40% (highest affinity): graduates in Classical Philology and related degrees, History, History of Art, Humanities and related degrees.
    • 30%: graduates in the rest of the degrees in the field of Arts and Humanities.
  • Motivación letter 20%. The applicant must indicate in as much detail as possible his/her specific interest in pursuing this Master's degree, and his/her previous knowledge and motivation for choosing the particular specialisation.


Collaboration agreements and programmes



Fees: 1st matriculation: nationals and residents: 2.736 € ; non-EU non-residents: 5.079 €  (approximate information).




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