Get acquainted with a new world

How were immigrants able to hold high positions in the Roman Empire? How did Greek sculpture influence the statues of later powers? Why does every period in world history give a different meaning to past events? 

In the Bachelor’s Ancient Studies you go back in time, investigating works of art, literature and architecture. And you gain insight into the impact of the zeitgeist, which is always changing.

Discover your Ancient Studies programme

Discover your Ancient Studies programme

During the unique Bachelor’s in Ancient Studies at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, you dive into the fascinating world of antiquity. The curriculum is diverse and multifaceted: you study the origins of different religions, political systems and philosophy, not to mention the history of fascinating empires such the Persians, the Athenians and the Romans.

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