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BA Greek Studies (Teacher training option)

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Full Time

3 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee


Application fee

International 40 EUR
National 40 EUR
Department of Classical Philology
Scores accepted

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About this course

  • Provision of fundamental specialist knowledge of the methods and work techniques of Greek Studies.
  • Development of key qualifications: general text and media skills from both a receptive-analytical and an active perspective; the ability to take a reflective, independent approach to language and literature; knowledge of the fundamentals of scientific work and of presenting work findings; the ability to use academic information sources (books, electronic media etc.); the ability to recognise and assess inter-cultural connections.
  • Provision of career-related additional qualifications and career-oriented elements, e.g. in the fields of the media, publishing, cultural management, museums, libraries, archives, further education and economy, and where relevant, preparation for a teaching-related master’s course.
  • The opportunity to contribute to research and development projects independently and at an early stage.
  • Create the basis for an academic career.

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Eligibility Criteria

Evidence of the English language skills required (level B2) should be submitted in one of the following four formats. Although this evidence is only requested upon matriculation, for your own protection, you should make sure it is available when applying:

  • School certificates: Performance level averaging at least 5 points over the last four semesters of the university admission qualification (Abitur) (qualification stage) on the English advanced courseor 
  • Cambridge First Certificate in English (B-C) or 
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Certificate (min. 5.0) or 
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL, www.ets.org/toefl/): internet-based test with min. 87 points, paper-based test with min. 560 points or
  • UNIcert® II-Zertifikat: 3,0.

It is absolutely vital for Bachelor students to have a good command of German language if studies at Humboldt are to be successful. Most of the courses for the undergraduate students are taught in German! Don't be afraid, even if the course is held in German, students may take the exam in English.

During the application procedure, students have to take an online language test (called "C-Test").This test is the only German certificate accepted. It may not be substituted by any other certificate!

  • Minimum Score: 61 points (out of 100), equivalent to B1-level in the CEFR
  • Applicants who scored 50-60 points will be required to take an intensive German language course before the term starts (e.g. Intensive Language course at HU).
  • If the student does not achieve at least ≥ 61 points afterwards, there is no opportunity to be enrolled at HU.

In certain cases (please contact us - only possible with special permit!) we can deviate from the strict German language requirement. We offer about 5-10 courses in English for Bachelor students, which limits the choice of courses dramatically!

Please note that this is an exceptional rule that does not apply automatically. You will be only able to use this option if you are advanced in your studies and if we agreed on a special case permit prior to your application.

So, especially if students are required to do a certain amount of credits, this may force them to take Master-level courses. These will obviously be more demanding.

For Bachelor students who have the permission to take English classes only, the same language requirements as for Master students apply (see below). Furthermore, a confirmation of your home coordinator that you are allowed to follow master coures is needed!

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Course Modules

Core subject Greek Studies with 113 CP
Mandatory Modules (90 CP)

  • Module 01: Fundamentals and Methods, 5 CP
  • Module 02: Introduction to Greek Literature I (Prose), 7 CP
  • Module 03: Introduction to Greek Literature II (Poetry), 8 CP
  • Module 04: Language Training (Basic), 8 CP
  • Module 05: Greek Literature I (Prose), 10 CP
  • Module 06: Greek Literature II (Poetry and Culture), 12 CP
  • Module 07: Language Training (Advanced), 10 CP
  • Module 08: Greek Literature III, 10 CP
  • Module 09: Bachelor's Thesis, 10 CP

Mandatory Elective Modules (80 CP)

  • Module 10: In-depth work and specialisation, 10 CP
  • Module 11: Practical Orientation or
  • Module 12: Internship, each 10 CP

General elective modules - teacher training studies (23 CP)

In addition to specialised study, students on a bachelor’s with teacher training option will complete the Educational Sciences teacher training module (13 CP) and the ‘German as a Second Language’ module (3 CP). You will find information on this at http://studium.hu-berlin.de/lust/lehrer. The didactic module (7 CP) is also required.

Module 13: Introduction to the didactics of Greek teaching (7 CP)

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How to Apply

The printed and signed application form, including all the necessary documents in paper form (as
officially authenticated copies), must be received by UNI-ASSIST by the deadline set for the course

1. Please note that an application cannot be considered unless UNI-ASSIST has received
all the required documentation within the prescribed period.

The following documents must be attached to an application:

  • authenticated copies of educational certificates obtained so far, including the secondary schoolleaving certificate together with marks received and, if applicable, university entrance examinationdocumentation, evidence of study areas and grades obtained in previous studies, or graduationcertificate;
  • enrolment certificate, if you are a student at another German or European higher education institution at the time you apply for a place at Humboldt, or certificate of exmatriculation (Exmatrikulationsbescheinigung) specifying the areas of study if you have previously studied at another higher education institution in Germany, EU, Iceland, Norway,Liechtenstein or Switzerland;
  • evidence of German language skills (see point 2);
  • German translations of all certificates (exception: documents in English);
  • CV starting with the beginning of school education up till now;
  • a current passport-sized photo;
  • the UNI-ASSIST receipt (proof of fees paid);
  • a photocopy of your passport (authentication is not required).

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