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Classics and Ancient Civilizations (research): Egyptology

Egyptology is a specialization of the Research Master’s program in Classics and Ancient Civilizations. This Research Master program is unique in the Netherlands in the breadth of its subject matter, the historical periods covered and the multidisciplinary approach of its study. Characteristic for the Research Master is its focus on reading ancient texts in their original languages, and discussing the different interpretations the texts allow.

Students may specialize in one of four tracks:

See the information page for more details on the program or visit our website.

First year

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

First Semester

Common Course: Commentary: Paratext and Metatext 10

Electives: select from the following courses, depending on and in accordance with academic background (10-15 EC)

Egyptian Temple Inscriptions of the Graeco-Roman Period 10
Amarna Seminar 10
Demotic Papyrology I 10
Introduction to Middle Egyptian 10
Selected Topics in Egyptian Archaeology 5

Research School Elective

Research School Elective: Egyptian Epigraphy 5 or 10

Second Semester

Egyptology in the Field: Research and Facilities in Egypt 15

Electives: select from the following courses, depending on and in accordance with academic background (10 EC)

Deir el-Medina Seminar 5
Seminar Mastabas/Old Kingdom elite tombs 5 or 10
Demotic Papyrology II 10
Greek Papyrology 10

Second year

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

First Semester

Common Course: Commentary: Paratext and Metatext 10
MA Thesis Tutorial Classics and Ancient Civilizations (Research) 5

Research School Elective

Research School Elective: Egyptian Epigraphy 5 or 10

Elective(s): select from the following courses (5-10 EC)

Amarna Seminar 10
Documentary Texts from Deir el-Medina and their social and cultural setting 10
Demotic Papyrology III 5
Coptic Papyrology 10

Second Semester

Thesis Presentation and Research Proposal 5
MA Thesis Classics and Ancient Civilizations (Research) 25

Extra curricular

The courses below are offered by the specializations Assyriology and Classics (History), and are accessible for all students in the (Research) MA program Classics and Ancient Civilizations. The courses are not part of the regular MA program of your own specialization, but can be taken as extra curricular courses.

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

First Semester

The Gilgamesh Epic in Context 10
The Sumerian Language: Structure and Analysis 10
Tutorial Akkadian 10

Second Semester

Priests and Temples: Babylonian Religion in Practice 10
Between Jerusalem and Rome: Judaism and Christianity in the First Century 10