The Program, offered by the Departments of Philosophy and Law of Novosibirsk State University, is designed for students wishing to pursue graduate study in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, literature and art. The program offers a wide range of courses in the history of ancient philosophy, the philosophy of art, the history of religions, etc., as well as reading classes in Greek and Latin. The program is administered by the Centre for Ancient Philosophy and the Classical Tradition, which for many years conducts graduate seminars in various fields of ancient philosophy and culture. Among the visitors of the Centre were John Dillon (Dublin), Luc Brisson (Paris), Dominic O'Meara (Fribourg), John Rist (Cambridge), Teun Tieleman (Utrecht), Lilian Karali (Athens), Michael Chase (Paris), Leonidas Bargeliotes (Athens), Leonid Zhmud (St Petersburg), Alexandr Podossinov (Moscow) and other internationally recognized scholars and educators .
To offer the prospective students excellent education in classics. The skill gained may be applied to various field in humanities
Duration of study
Two academic years
Language of instruction
Suitably qualified students are expected to complete their undergraduate studies in humanities, preferably classics or philosophy. A good command of Greek and Latin is also desirable, but not required
At the end of each term, students must demonstrate skills in languages required for independent research in their fields of expertise. Greek and Latin courses offered by the program are subdivided in two levels. Students with previous knowledge of the classical languages take Intermediate and advanced courses of Greek and Latin, while those with no previous knowledge of the classical languages will be offered intensive Beginner’s courses
All students will (1) complete required courses; (2) submit two qualifying papers, one in the history of ancient philosophy, the other in the area of their particular interest; (3) write and defend their Master’s thesis.
All students working on their Master theses must report on the progress of their work once per semester. The complete thesis must be a substantial project under the supervision of a faculty member. Such projects can be in any of the areas covered by the Program, including various aspects of ancient philosophy, theoretical aspects of ancient history, arts and literature. The topic is to be approved by faculty committee. Master thesis should contain overview reflecting a shared professional erudition of the author, as well as independent research part with the student's own research results.
Novosibirsk State University and the Institutes of the Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences.
|First Year First Term||Second Year First Term|
|Module 1. Language Courses||Module 1. Language courses|
|Beginning Latin||Intermediate Greek: Composition, Syntax and Stylistics|
|Intermediate Greek: Composition, Syntax and Stylistics||Intermediate Latin: Composition, Syntax and Stylistics|
|Intermediate Latin: Composition, Syntax and Stylistics||Advanced Greek|
|Russian as a foreign language (basic level)||Advanced Latin|
|Academic Writing||Greek and Latin papyrology and paleography|
|Module 2. Philosophy courses||Module 2. Philosophy courses|
|Ancient philosophy I||Ancient philosophy III|
|Reading classes: the Presocratics, selected texts||Reading classes: Hellenistic philosophy and Late Antiquity|
|An introduction to ethics||Module 3. Ancient culture and civilization in general|
|Ancient science and technology||Ancient Law and Politics|
|Module 3. Ancient culture and civilization in general||Greek and Latin literature II|
|An introduction to ancient history||Classical archaeology II|
|Greek religion||Ancient medicine|
|Ancient arts I|
|Classical archaeology I|
|First Year Second Term||Second Year Second Term|
|Module 1. Language courses||Advanced reading (Greek)|
|Beginning Greek||Advanced reading (Latin)|
|Beginning Latin||MPhil Research seminar|
|Intermediate Greek: Composition, Syntax and Stylistics|
|Intermediate Latin: Composition, Syntax and Stylistics|
|Module 2. Philosophy courses|
|Ancient philosophy II|
|Reading classes: Plato and Aristotle|
|An introduction to classical logic and epistemology|
|Module 3. Ancient culture and civilization in general|
|Social life in Greece and Rome|
|Greek and Latin literature I|
|Classical archaeology II|
Dr. Sc., Professor, the Head of the Program
The areas of specialization: Plato, Aristotle, Late Antiquity, Greek, Latin, Ancient technologies and medicine, Law.
Dr. Sc., Professor
The areas of specialization: The Presocratics and the Sophists, Plato, Aristotle, Epistemology.
PhD, Assistant Professor
The areas of specialization: Greek and Roman culture, Ancient arts, Ancient religion, The Presocratic philosophy.
Ph.D., Assistant Professor
The areas of specialization: Ancient history, The philosophy of history.
Ph.D., Invited professor (Athens)
The areas of specialization: Classical Archaeology.
Ph.D., Assistant Professor
The areas of specialization: Aristotle, Roman philosophy, Ethics.
Tuition fees is U.S. $5200 per year
Every year foreign students have an opportunity to apply for the Russian Government Scholarship Program
Benefits: full tuition, monthly stipend
Application deadline: depends on the country of applicant
You also have an opportunity to participate in the "Open Doors” Russian Scholarship Project and win a full scholarship to study Master’s program.
Benefits: full tuition, monthly stipend.
Application deadline: 25 December 2020
Note! For enrollment you have to submit both original and notarized Russian translations of the required documents to the NSU Admission Office.