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Classics and Ancient Civilizations: Hebrew and Aramaic Studies

Hebrew and Aramaic Studies is a specialization of the Master’s program in Classics and Ancient Civilizations. This 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 Master is its focus on reading ancient texts in their original languages, and discussing the different interpretations the texts allow.

The student may specialize in one of four tracks:

Please consult the information page for more details on the program and visit our website.


Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

First semester

Students choose 30 ec in total (February 2018 start: 10 ec).

Classics and Ancient Civilization - MA-Seminar 5

Elective: select one of these courses:

Historical Grammar of Hebrew and Aramaic 10
Cultural History of Aramaic 10
Reading Source Texts 10

Second semester

Classics and Ancient Civilization - MA-Seminar 5
MA Thesis Classics and Ancient Civilizations (incl. seminar) 15

Elective: select one of these courses:

The Qumran Community 10
Advanced Biblical Hebrew Grammar 10

Extra curricular

The courses below are offered by the specializations Assyriology, 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

Core Course Medieval and Early Modern Studies 5/10

Second Semester