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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 "Cultural Contacts": Remembering the Dead. Concepts and Practices around Death, Burial and Afterlife in Ancient Mediterranean Cultures 10
Egyptology in the Field: Research and Facilities in Egypt 15

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

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

Research School Elective

Research School Elective: Egyptian Epigraphy 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 5/10
Demotic Papyrology II 10
Greek Papyrology 10

Second year

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

First Semester

MA Thesis Tutorial Classics and Ancient Civilizations (Research) 5
Common Course "Cultural Contacts": Remembering the Dead. Concepts and Practices around Death, Burial and Afterlife in Ancient Mediterranean Cultures 10

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

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

Second Semester

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

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

Late Cursive (Abnormal) Hieratic Papyrology I 10
Core Course Medieval and Early Modern Studies 5/10

Second Semester