The Research master programme in Classics and Ancient Civilizations: Assyriology is a two-year programme, which prepares students to pursue academic research positions in the field of languages and civilizations of Ancient Mesopotamia and Anatolia from a philological, linguistic, historical or socio-religious point of view.
The Research Master programme in Classics and Ancient Civilizations: Classics is a two year-programme, which gradually leads to the development of specific research skills. Classics refers to the multidisciplinary study of the Greek and Roman world, including Greek and (Renaissance) Latin literature and linguistics, Ancient Philosophy and Ancient History. Students can specialize in one or more of these disciplines in order to prepare themselves for further research after their studies.
The Research Master’s programme in Classics and Ancient Civilizations: Egyptology is offered in collaboration with a number of institutions of renown, such as the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities , the Papyrological Institute (both housed in Leiden) and the Netherlands-Flemisch Institute in Cairo . The courses of the programme correspond directly to the research, so that the students can become directly involved in the most recent developments in the field. Students learn to collect sources and secondary literature and to report on the results of their research in a clear and well-argued manner.
The Research Master programme in Classics and Ancient Civilizations: Hebrew and Aramaic Studies is a two year-programme, which gradually leads to the development of specific research skills. The specialization Hebrew and Aramaic Studies uniquely offers a thorough education in Hebrew and Aramaic in various language phases, which may be studied from a linguistic, socio-religious or historical context. Other Northwest Semitic languages, often preserved in epigraphic texts, are also offered.