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Modern Greek Language and Literature

- Master´s programs

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Greek and Latin Languages and Literatures (Modern Greek Studies)
Prof. Dr. Miltos Pechlivanos
Habelschwerdter Allee 45
14195 Berlin
(030) 838-527 67

For admittance to the master’s program applicants need to fulfill the following admission requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the Modern Greek Language and Literature program at Freie Universität Berlin or a German or equivalent foreign degree that qualifies the student to enter a profession and is equivalent to the bachelor’s degree in Modern Greek Language and Literature offered at Freie Universität Berlin in terms of content and structure or includes 60 credits of courses in Modern Greek language and literature,

  • Proof of English or German language skills (CEFR Level B2 receptive),

  • Proof of Modern Greek language skills (CEFR Level C1) for applicants whose native language is other than Modern Greek and who did not earn their prior degree at an institution where Modern Greek is the language of instruction.


Students do not pay any tuition fees, the university only charges semester fees and contributions each semester.

The consecutive, more research-oriented master’s degree program in Modern Greek Language and Literature enhances and expands the fundamental subject-specific knowledge in the fields of Modern Greek literature and culture that students have acquired during a bachelor’s degree program in Modern Greek Language and Literature. The master’s degree program in Modern Greek Language and Literature provides students with advanced subject-specific skills, including further language skills in Modern Greek. This program also aims to help students acquire further academic, methodological, and research-oriented qualifications, particularly the ability to analyze texts and cultural phenomena independently, using academic methods, from a critical standpoint and present the results of their analysis appropriately. Students also develop their abilities to analyze gender relations in various social, political, historical, academic, and cultural contexts.

Students in this program acquire fundamental, comprehensive, and solid academic skills and knowledge of Modern Greek language and literature as well as the pertinent historical and socio-cultural context, making advanced knowledge of Modern Greek literature, cultural studies, and linguistics possible. The link to other disciplines in the humanities is established through teaching regarding methods that are typical of, and useful in, interdisciplinary academic work. This includes, for instance, application of theories and models of general literature studies and studies of history.

1st Semester Admissions
Unrestricted admission
Admission for Higher Semesters
Unrestricted admission (for 3rd semester for winter semester, for 2nd and 4th semester for summer semester)
Application and Registration Period
Only for 1st semester: April 15 - May 31 (for winter semester), only for higher semesters: July 1 - August 15 (for winter semester) and January 1 - February 15 (for summer semester)
Enrollment Period
see notice of admission
Program Start
Winter semester
English, German, Modern Greek
Master of Arts (M.A.)
4 semesters