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Study mode

Full time

Duration

11 months

Start date

OCT

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Assyriology

Course type

Research

Course Summary

This MPhil caters both for beginners in Akkadian and those with some previous knowledge of the language. A demanding course, this MPhil delivers competence in the language and specialist knowledge of culture and history over a relatively short time.

All MPhil students in the Department of Archaeology take a Research Skills module and write a dissertation (15,000 words maximum). For the MPhil in Assyriology students also choose either three modules selected from a list of modules in Assyriology or two modules selected from a list of modules in Assyriology and one two-term module or two one-term modules from a list of optional modules in the Department of Archaeology. Students taking the MPhil in Assyriology must take a minimum of one Language module from the list of modules in Assyriology published by the Degree Committee.

Learning Outcomes

To provide the student with a good working knowledge of one or both of the principal languages of ancient Mesopotamia (Akkadian and Sumerian) and the cuneiform script, combined with a detailed study of aspects of the archaeology and culture of Mesopotamia, and (where appropriate) other regions. Students also learn to participate in an academic discussion at a postgraduate level and to produce a substantial piece of independent written original research (the dissertation).

Modules

Sumerian is normally only available to those with some previous knowledge of Akkadian.
Akkadian (Akkadian language and texts or Advanced Akkadian language and texts)
Mesopotamian culture
Mesopotamian culture
Research Skills
Archaeology of Mesopotamia
Dissertation

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£11,700

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£26,208

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK High 2.1 Honours Degree. A knowledge of French and/or German may be deemed advantageous.