At Louvain-la-Neuve
120 credits - 2 years
Day schedule - In French
Programme acronym: CLAS2M
Francophone Certification Framework : 7
Dissertation/Graduation Project : YES
Internship : optional
Activities in English: NO
Activities in other languages : optional
Activities on other sites : optional


In the linguistic field, the emphasis is on the academic study of the working and the history of classical languages, as well as improving operational command of Greek and Latin (translation exercises, prose or scan reading).

The fields of literature, literary history and commentary on authors include all the tools of philological analysis (grammar, textual criticism and study of sources, etc.), but also modern methods of literary analysis (intertextuality, narratology, etc.).

Your profile


  • have established your liking for literary or linguistic issues relating to classical civilisations;
  • wish to develop your ability to carry out an original piece of research and defend the results;
  • are looking for a training course which offers you the opportunity to specialise in your chosen fields; 
  • seek to enhance your profile with professional skills and to benefit from the opportunity to put them to the test in the field.
Your future job

Graduates in ancient languages and letters undertake their studies through a liking or even a passion for antiquity and, while most of them decide to do the high level teacher training course, half of them work in education.

Studying classics leads new graduates into the private and public sectors as well as research. They have various jobs and roles; their training has given them the necessary flexibility, the rigour and the ability to learn.

Your programme

The Master’s degree offers you

  • demanding methodological training which is applied to your subject of research;
  • a wide interdisciplinary range: history, archaeology, philosophy, etc.
  • an à la carte programme of specialisation in which you can combine different option courses and focuses according to your topic;
  • the possibility of a study visit abroad or work experience in the field;
  • the opportunity to focus your career development towards applied professional fields.