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Classics and Ancient Civilizations (research): Assyriology

Assyriology 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

Students choose 30 EC in total.

Common Course: Commentary: Paratext and Metatext 10

Research School Elective

The Mycenaean World: Language 5
The Mycenaean World: Culture 5

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

Tutorial Akkadian 10
The Sumerian Language: Structure and Analysis 10
Advanced Sumerian 10
The Gilgamesh Epic in Context 10
Amarna Seminar 10
Hittite: Structure and Analysis 5

Second semester

Electives: select 30 EC from the following courses

Priests and Temples: Babylonian Religion in Practice 10
Trade and Economy in Ancient Mesopotamia and Anatolia 10
The Written Legacy of Hittite Anatolia 10
Anatolian Historical Linguistics 5

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

Elective(s): select 15 EC from the following courses

The Gilgamesh Epic in Context 10
Amarna Seminar 10
Advanced Sumerian 10
Hittite: Structure and Analysis 5

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 Classics (History) and Egyptology 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

Second Semester