The subject of Greek in the Master of Education degree program focuses on Greek language acquisition as well as Greek literature, linguistics and cultural studies. A thorough education in Greek language and cultural studies are equally important. With regard to subject knowledge, the degree program has a dual focus. Enhancing students’ practical Greek skills by expanding their knowledge of syntax and style as well as translating complex German sentences into Greek is one key area. Another key area is the study of literature from the Greek archaic period, classical period, Hellenistic period and late antiquity through which students gain insight into the current state of research on authors, genres, topics and epochs of Greek literature.

While students in the bachelor's degree program focus on building subject-specific knowledge, the Master of Education degree program puts a stronger emphasis on educational sciences and subject didactics. Students learn about theories of language teaching and learning as well as the role of Greek in multilingual teaching and study the didactics and methodologies of foreign language instruction, giving special consideration to differences with regard to language and culture as well as other forms of heterogeneity within learning groups.

In teaching degree programs designed for grammar and comprehensive schools, students choose two school subjects. Thus, in addition to Greek, students are enrolled for a second subject as well as Educational Sciences. The practical semester is a key component of the degree program.


Possible lines of work:

Teaching at schools

For other possible lines of work, please refer to the degree program Ancient Greek Literature and its Tradition (BA).

Open admission
Master of Education
Grammar/Comprehensive School
4 Semester
Winter semester
Summer semester

Examination Regulations (German versions are legally binding)

University degree (German or non-German) in a relevant discipline

German language proficiency (DSH level 3, CEFR level C2, as per DSH exam. regulations)

Two foreign languages (modern languages on CEFR level A2 or qualification in Latin/Greek)

Proficiency certificates in Greek and Latin required

Specific modules: 67 ECTS credits each in subject knowledge/subject didactics modules of the chosen school subjects (with 3 ECTS credits each in subject didactics) | 24 ECTS credits in educational sciences (with 3 ECTS credits on the topic of inclusion; aptitude and orientation internship as well as vocational internship) | Bachelor's thesis 7 ECTS credits

9 weeks internship, incl. 25 days at a school

At the University of Bonn, multilingualism and cultural diversity are considered to be valuable resources that complement subject-specific qualifications. This is why, in addition to curricular language modules, students have access to a diverse range of language-learning offers, including the independent-study offers at the Center for Language Learning (Sprachlernzentrum, SLZ) in which they can autonomously learn a foreign language or enhance existing language skills. Furthermore, students can apply for the “Certificate of Intercultural Competence” free of charge, which promotes extra-curricular and interdisciplinary activities of international or intercultural nature.

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