SOAS University of London

Department of History, School of History, Religions & Philosophies

Certificate in Ancient Near Eastern Studies (2018 entry)

Select year of entry: 2018

duration:
One year full-time; Two or three years part-time

Entry requirements

  • The minimum entry requirement is the ability to demonstrate the potential to study at undergraduate level. However, programmes may have their own specific requirements, such as, in the case of language-based studies, a proven ability to learn a language.

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Overview

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings

Start of programme: September

Mode of Attendance: Full-time or Part-time

The Certificate in Ancient Near Eastern Studies is based on the first year of the BA programme in Ancient Near Eastern Studies (ANES). If applicants plan to take the Certificate on a part-time basis from 2018 can you please contact the Programme Convenor, Mark Weeden to discuss your options. There is a one year, full-time option available for entry in 2019.

Students study part time (two or three years). 120 credits must be undertaken and passed to gain the certificate. Generally, modules to the value of 60 credits are taken at SOAS and modules to the value of 60 credits are taken at UCL. 

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Structure

Programme Structure

The Certificate in Ancient Near Eastern Studies is based on the first year of the BA programme in Ancient Near Eastern Studies (ANES).

Students can choose to study full time (one year) or part time (two or three years). 4 modules must be undertaken and passed to gain the certificate. Generally, 2 modules are taken at SOAS and 2 modules are taken at UCL.

NB: The SOAS module Introductory Sumerian cannot be taken together with the UCL unit HEBR7604 Sumerian language.

Full-time syllabus (one year)

SOAS Modules

Students normally take these SOAS modules:

Module Code Credits Term Availability
Introductory Akkadian 155900426 30 Full Year Not Running 2018/2019
Literatures of the Near and Middle East 155900991 30 Full Year
UCL Units

Possible units include:

  • Introductory units in Hebrew and other West Semitic languages (see below under part-time syllabus)
  • UCL HIST6111: Bronze Age States in the Ancient Middle East (30 credits/1 unit)
  • UCL ARCL1009: Introduction to Egyptian and Near Eastern archaeology (15 credits/0.5 unit)
  • UCL ARCL1011: Texts in archaeology (15 credits/0.5 unit))

Part-time syllabus (two or three years)

SOAS Modules

Possible modules include:

Module Code Credits Term Availability
Introductory Akkadian 155900426 30 Full Year Not Running 2018/2019
Akkadian Texts 1 155900937 30 Full Year
Akkadian Texts 2 155900938 30 Full Year Not Running 2018/2019
Akkadian Texts 3 155900939 30 Full Year
Introductory Hittite 155900109 30 Full Year
Hittite Texts 1 155901288 30 Full Year Not Running 2018/2019
Introductory Sumerian 155900103 30 Full Year Not Running 2018/2019
Sumerian Texts 1 155900104 30 Full Year Not Running 2018/2019
UCL Units

Possible units include, in as far as they are running:

  • UCL HEBR1005 Introduction to classical Hebrew (30 credits/1 unit)
  • UCL HEBR7003: Intermediate classical Hebrew (30 credits/1 unit)
  • UCL HEBR7601: North West Semitic inscriptions (30 credits/1 unit)
  • UCL HEBR7603: Introduction to Ugaritic (30 credits/1 unit)
  • UCL HEBR1005: Introduction to classical Hebrew (30 credits/1 unit)
  • UCL HEBR7604 Sumerian language (30 credits/1 unit)
  • UCL ARCL2046: Introduction to Ancient Egyptian language (15 credits/0.5 unit)
  • UCL ARCL3101: Late Egyptian language and texts (15 credits/0.5 unit)
  • UCL ARCL3102: Coptic language and culture (15 credits/0.5 unit)
  • UCL ARCL3100: Old and Middle Egyptian texts (15 credits/0.5 unit)
  • Old Testament texts: (various options, consult UCL for details)
  • Aramaic: (various options, consult UCL for details)

Important notice

The information on the programme page reflects the intended programme structure against the given academic session. Please read the important notice regarding changes to programmes and modules.

Teaching and Learning

Teaching & Learning

Courses are taught during the day. Teaching begins in late September. Examinations are in May-June.

Modules in Akkadian and Sumerian are taught by Andrew George and Mark Weeden, Modules in Hittite are taught by Mark Weeden. Students can also take History Modules at UCL taught by Eleanor Robson and Yağmur Heffron, or relevant Archaeology Modules taught in UCL Institute of Archaeology, as well as Hebrew in the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies. 

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