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Classics and Ancient Civilizations (research): Egyptology

Egyptology is a specialization of the Research Master’s programme in Classics and Ancient Civilizations. This Research Master programme 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:
Assyriology
Classics
• Egyptology
Hebrew and Aramaic Studies

Click on “More information” below for more details about the programme or visit our website.

First year

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2

First Semester

Core Course: Cultural Contact in the Hellenistic World 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 (15 EC)

Theory in Egyptology 5
Egyptian Temple Inscriptions of the Graeco-Roman Period 10
Demotic Papyrology I 10
Research tools in Egyptology 5
Egyptian Archaeology and Cultural History 5
Reading Ancient Egyptian Inscriptions 5

Extra curricular courses

Late Cursive (Abnormal) Hieratic Papyrology I 10

Second Semester

Electives: select from the following courses, depending on and in accordance with academic background (20 EC)

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

Second year

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2

First Semester

Core Course: Cultural Contact in the Hellenistic World 10
MA Thesis Tutorial Classics and Ancient Civilizations (Research) 5
Research School Elective(s) 5/10

Elective(s): select from the following courses

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

Extra Curricular Courses

Late Cursive (Abnormal) Hieratic Papyrology I 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.

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2

First Semester

The Sumerian language: structure and analysis 10
Tutorial Akkadian 10
Judeans in Babylonia: The Babylonian Exile in Cuneiform Texts 10
Fighting Against Rome. The Jewish Revolts under Nero/Vespasian, Trajan and Hadrian 10
Epigraphy 10

Second Semester

The Archaeology of Ancient Religions: Pagans, Jews and Christians 10
Introduction to the Elamite Language 10
Ways of Doing Greek 10
Numismatics of the Ancient World 10