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Assyriology (MA)

Career preparation

Our goal is to prepare you to make a difference in your future career.

Knowledge and skills

The development of in-depth knowledge in the field and the ability to think critically and analytically are key goals of this programme. The Classics and Ancient Civilizations programme introduces you to the concepts and academic approaches current in Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, including disciplines such as: linguistics, history, religious studies or material culture studies. 

You will learn to use these concepts and approaches in researching and analysing source material. Your thesis  gives you the opportunity to apply these methods in your own research.


We also provide opportunities for students to broaden their experience and professional skills in preparation to excel early in their chosen career. Many of our students choose to do an internship during their study. Internships are a great way to gain invaluable first-hand experience in your area of interest before you decide on making it a career. Our students have done internships at, among others:

Alumni network

The programme unit of Classics and Ancient Civilizations organises an alumni reunion every spring.

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