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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

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2

First Semester

15-20 EC compulsory courses

Common course: Libraries in the Ancient 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 (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

Extra-curricular course

Late Cursive (Abnormal) Hieratic Papyrology I 10

Second Semester

5 EC compulsory courses

Egyptology in the Field: Research and Facilities in Egypt 15

Electives

Select from the following courses, depending on and in accordance with academic background (15-20 EC):

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

Second year

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2

First Semester

15 EC compulsory courses

Common course: Libraries in the Ancient World 10
MA Thesis Tutorial Classics and Ancient Civilizations (Research) 5

Electives: select 15 EC from the following courses

Documentary Texts from Deir el-Medina and their social and cultural setting 10
Amarna Seminar 10
Coptic Texts in Context 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.

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2

First semester

Tutorial Akkadian 10
The Sumerian Language: Structure and Analysis 5

Second semester

Intermediate Sumerian 5
Rebel, Prophet, Martyr: Jesus of Nazareth in the Context of his Time 10