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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

Compulsory courses

Common Course: The Commentary: Paratexts and Metatexts 10
Egyptology in the Field: Research and Facilities in Egypt 15

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

Egyptian Temple Inscriptions of the Graeco-Roman Period 10
Demotic Papyrology I 10
Coptic Papyrology 10
Late Cursive (Abnormal) Hieratic Papyrology I 10
Selected Topics in Egyptian Archaeology 5
Introduction to Middle Egyptian and the Hieroglyphic Script 10

Second Semester

Compulsory course

Egyptology in the Field: Research and Facilities in Egypt 15

Research School Elective: 10 EC

For a general explanation see Research School Courses ResMA Classics and Ancient Civilizations

Research School Elective: Egyptian Epigraphy 10

Electives: select 5-15 EC from the following courses, depending on and in accordance with academic background

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

Second year

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

First Semester

Compulsory courses: 15 EC

MA Thesis Tutorial Classics and Ancient Civilizations (Research) 5
Common Course: The Commentary: Paratexts and Metatexts 10

Electives: select 15 EC from the following courses

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

Second Semester

Compulsory courses: 30 EC

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

Extra curricular courses

The courses below are offered by the Classics and Ancient Civilizations program (or related programs), and are accessible for all students in the (Research) MA program Classics and Ancient Civilizations. The courses are not part of the Egyptology program, but can be taken as extra curricular courses.

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

First semester

Tutorial Akkadian 10
The Sumerian Language: Structure and Analysis 5

Second semester

Lactantius, De mortibus persecutorum and the Enemies of Christianity 10
Intermediate Sumerian 5