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MAAssyriology

Eötvös Loránd University
Hungary, 1053 Budapest
Faculty of Humanities Hungary, Budapest
Tuition fee €2,200.00 per semester
Application fee €150.00 one-time

Application fee is non-refundable!

Examination fee €100.00 one-time
More information

elte.hu/en/assyriology-ma 

Overview

Short description
The MA course offered by the Department of Assyriology and Hebrew studies at the Faculty of Humanities is a two-year, full-time course, including four semesters. The student who is to take up this course must have a basic knowledge of the Akkadian and Sumerian language, and the cuneiform writing. She or he must also be familiar with the history and archaeology of ancient Mesopotamia. At the end of the course the student is required to complete an MA dissertation. The teachers at the department are specialized in the history and archaeology of ancient Assyria, in the economy and society of the Old-Babylonian period, and in the study of the Sumerian language and literature.

This program is recommended to applicants who would like to deepen their knowledge in Assyriology and think about to pursue an academic career.

This program enables students to carry out a research program in Assyriology and prepares them for a PhD.

Strength of program
Most of the teachers of the program have international experience. They have studied and/or worked in research projects abroad. The department has a joint excavation in Kurdistan with the Institute of Archeology of the ELTE. Examples show that graduating from our program is a very good starting point for doctoral or (at a later stage) postdoctoral studies, a number of our former MA students have made their PhD at foreign universities.

The leader of the program, Prof. Gábor Zólyomi was a member the renowned Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature project at the University of Oxford. He is an internationally acknowledged expert in Sumerian grammar. Prof. Tamás Dezső is a leading expert in the military history of ancient Mesopotamia, he has published a number of monographs on the Assyrian army.

Programme structure

Find the detailed structure of the program on the site of the Faculty:
www.btk.elte.hu/en/content/master-programmes.t.3475?m=251

Career opportunities

Career opportunities
Students of Assyriology pursue as a rule a career of academic researcher or university teacher. Academic researcher may work at institutes affiliated with universities or at museums housing collections of cuneiform texts.

Job examples
There exist several museums in Europe with substantial collections of cuneiform texts with a need of experts in Assyriology, e.g., Louvre (Paris), British Museum (London), Ashmolean Museum (Oxford).

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Application start
Feb 1, 2019
Application deadline
Mar 15, 2019 23:59
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Mar 16, 2019
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Apr 15, 2019 23:59
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Apr 16, 2019
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May 15, 2019 23:59
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Application start
May 16, 2019
Application deadline
Jun 15, 2019 23:59
Europe/Budapest time
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Application deadline
Jul 15, 2018 23:59
Europe/Budapest time
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