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Hebrew and Aramaic Languages and Cultures

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12 months
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Netherlands Government
Type of institution
Research University

Program description

Hebrew and Aramaic Languages and Cultures is taught by Leiden University's Department of Hebrew and Aramaic, which houses the only Chair of both Hebrew and Aramaic world-wide.

In this programme, you have the chance to study Classical Hebrew and the various Aramaic languages through their 3000-year history. While you have the opportunity to take courses in Modern Hebrew language and literature and contemporary Israeli society, you can also explore various Aramaic languages and literatures, including Syriac, Targumic Aramaic and Imperial Aramaic.

To acquire a broad overview of Hebrew and Aramaic, as well as a thorough knowledge of your chosen field of specialisation. To acquire the following skills: analytical skills, linguistic expertise, creative thinking, the patience to carry out independent work successfully, the ability to assess the quality of primary sources and secondary literature in various modern languages.

Admission requirements

Previous education

BA degree in Hebrew and Aramaic Studies, Middle Eastern Studies (with Hebrew) or a related field (see website www.mastersinleiden.nl).

Knowledge minimum

Good reading and translation skills of either Biblical, Modern Hebrew or Aramaic. See website: www.mastersinleiden.nl

Language requirements

IELTS overall band: 6.5, TOEFL paper based: 570, TOEFL computer based: 230, TOEFL internet based: 88

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