The consecutive, more research-oriented master’s course in Neo-Greek Studies deepens and expands the basic knowledge acquired in a bachelor’s course in Neo-Greek Studies in the field of modern Greek literature and culture. The master’s course in Neo-Greek Studies provides in-depth technical competence, which includes an extension of the language skills of Modern Greek. The aim of the course is also to acquire an in-depth scientific, methodological and research-oriented qualification, in particular the ability to independently, scientifically critical analysis of texts and cultural phenomena and to present the results appropriately. In addition, skills for the analysis of gender relations in various social, political, historical,

The students acquire thorough, comprehensive and scientifically sound knowledge of the modern Greek language and literature as well as the respective historical and socio-cultural context, so that a deeper knowledge of the modern Greek literature, culture and linguistics is possible. The connection to other humanities disciplines is established by teaching methods that are typical and fruitful for interdisciplinary work. This includes, for example, the inclusion of theories and models from general literary studies and historical studies.



The structure and process of the course are regulated by the course regulations. It contains detailed descriptions of the content and qualification goals of each individual module and an exemplary course plan. The examination regulations define the type and requirements of the examination performances of the modules and the master’s examination. In the regulations, the credit points (CP) for each module or event as well as the workload in hours for the entire course are specified.

* Modules 3 and 6 are not compulsory. Instead of these two modules, modules from a literary or historical discipline can be chosen.

Two modules of the master's degree in Neo-Greek Studies are offered in cooperation with the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich and the University of Hamburg. In the e-learning seminars (module 4), the students deepen their research-oriented competence with the help of an electronic learning platform with regard to analysis (work interpretation and close reading), text editing and cultural-historical transfer. The two seminars of module 5 expand the knowledge acquired in distance learning and are held as a summer school offer in Greece.

The master's thesis should show that the students are able to independently work on and present a research task using scientific methods. After successfully completing the study program, the university degree Master of Arts (MA) is awarded.

Modules of the course

Module 1 Literature and cultural history of Greece (16th-19th centuries)
Module 2 Modern Greek literature (20th-21st centuries)
Module 3 * Modern Greek - language didactics, language history and linguistics
Module 4 Analysis, edition, transfer: overview (e-learning)
Module 5 Analysis, edition, transfer: specialization (summer school)
Module 6 * Language and style of literary and literary studies
Module 7 Perspectives for research in neo-Greek studies



To be admitted to the master’s degree, applicants must demonstrate the following requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Neo-Greek Studies from the Free University of Berlin or a professional German or equivalent foreign degree which corresponds in content and structure to the Bachelor's degree in Neo-Greek Studies from the Free University of Berlin or which contains courses and language lessons totaling 60 CP,
  • Proof of language proficiency in English or German (level B2 GER receptive).
  • Proof of language proficiency in Modern Greek (level C1 GER) for applicants whose mother tongue is not Modern Greek and who did not acquire their university degree at an educational establishment in which Modern Greek is the language of instruction.



Graduates have in-depth scientific knowledge and advanced professional skills.

The study in the master’s course in Neo-Greek Studies is intended to prepare students for a scientific career as well as for professional activities in the cultural and educational sectors (e.g. in publishing houses, media, cultural or educational institutions). It forms the basis for a literary doctorate.


Request info

Want to know more about this program, Art - Design? Fill out the following form and include any questions you have. This information will be sent directly to the school, and a representative will respond to your enquiry.

Contact Information

whatsapp chat