Cuneiform and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at University of Birmingham programmes offer a unique opportunity to deepen and develop your knowledge of the subject by combining taught elements with research training and an individual research project.
They can lead to doctoral research, and will also provide the chance for you to undertake scholarly research as an enrichment of undergraduate study or for career development purposes.
Your research will be supported by three taught modules. You will acquire a knowledge of the two key languages of the Ancient Near East, Sumerian and Akkadian, which will enable you to work with texts in the original.
A research training module equips you for your thesis by allowing you to develop a range of specialised and generic skills, including textual criticism, document handling, literary theory, information resources, thesis presentation and bibliographical management.
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- Akkadian Language
- Sumerian Language
- Sumerian Language
- Research and Scholarship in Classics and Ancient History
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesLanguage Studies Ancient History View 107 other Masters in Ancient History in United Kingdom
- For MRes and MA by Research programmes, entry to our programmes usually requires a good (normally a 2:1 or above) Honours degree, or an equivalent qualification if you were educated outside the UK.
- Applicants for a PhD will also need to hold a Masters qualification at Merit level or above (or its international equivalent).
International17880 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 17880 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA6120 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6120 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- UK/EU: £3,060 part-time
- Government-backed postgraduate loans are available to help UK and EU students to finance their studies. Loans are available of up to £10,906 for Masters by Research students and up to £25,700 for PhD students, in all subject areas.
- International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government.
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