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Roma Aeterna

Degree type
MA
Language of education
English
Duration
12 months
Tuition fee EU/EEA
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Tuition fee Non EU/EEA
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Education type
Fulltime
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Application deadline
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Accreditations
NVAO
Type of institution
Research University
City
Nijmegen

Program description

The Master's programme Roma Aeterna focuses on Rome and offers an in-depth examination both of the city of Rome and its role as the capital of the Roman Empire.

Surpassed by no city in the Western world, Rome is known for its charismatic leadership and overwhelmingly rich history, as the city embodies an architecturally magnificent metropolis, the impressive capital of a once mighty Roman Empire, and a powerful representation of the Papal See.

Notions of change and continuity, even of eternity, have played a prominent role in the history of Rome. What makes Rome such a potent image of the past, the present, and the future? It is no coincidence that rulers such as Charlemagne or Benito Mussolini positioned themselves as legitimate successors to the power and traditions of Rome.

As you analyse Rome and its impressive legacy, you will become acquainted with several specialist areas of research, such as ancient history, medieval history, art history, classical philology, archaeology, and literary theory. Each field offers different perspectives and methodologies that will both expand your knowledge and ideas of Rome and deepen your insight into many questions relevant for the functioning of our modern society.

The Masters programme Roma Aeterna focuses on Rome and offers an in-depth examination both of the city of Rome and its role as the capital of the Roman Empire, and of the representation of the ‘idea' of Rome throughout the centuries. Roma Aeterna presents a unique programme, taught by a group of specialists from the fields of ancient, Byzantine, and medieval history. Their expertise includes the status of Rome beyond the Middle Ages into the Renaissance and modern times as well.

Roma Aeterna Curriculum

The curriculum consists of the following courses:

Historiography and Theory (10 EC)
Lectures, a historiographical overview of the views on Rome developed and propagated by contemporary authors in the ancient, Byzantine, and medieval periods.

Research Seminar (10 EC): Ancient History
A seminar that focuses on the 'idea' of Rome throughout the centuries.

Research Seminar (10 EC):Byzantine and Medieval History
A seminar that focuses on the 'idea' of Rome throughout the centuries.

Electives (10 EC)
Students choose from a series of electives that will help them develop their methodological expertise or field-specific skills, such as epigraphy, numismatics, or palaeography.

Master's Thesis (20 EC)

Students from French-, Italian-, or German-speaking countries may write their Master's thesis in French, Italian, or German.  Students who follow the entire Roma Aeterna Master's programme start in September. 
Students taking a Master's programme elsewhere may follow the first semester of the Roma Aeterna programme.

About Radboud University Nijmegen

Radboud University Nijmegen is one of the best performing Dutch universities in the international university rankings. It currently holds 127th place in the Times Higher Education ranking and is ranked 136th in the QS ranking.

Radboud University Nijmegen has seven faculties and enrols over 17,500 students. Its personal style of teaching ensures that there is plenty of opportunity to work closely with instructors and fellow students in small seminars.

One of the main strengths of education and research at Radboud University Nijmegen is the way it forges cooperative links across disciplinary boundaries and the continuous exchange of ideas with others working in related areas.

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