Faculty of PhilosophyAssyriology – Bachelor 75%

The Assyriology (Ancient Near East Studies) degree programme focusses on the Sumerian, Babylonian, Assyrian and Hittite cultures in their entire impressive diversity.

Facts & Formalities

DegreeBachelor of Arts
Type of programmeUndergraduate
Start of programmeWinter semester only
Standard period of study6 semesters
Language(s) of instructionGerman
Fees and contributions151.05 € / Semester
Application procedureSubjects with no admission restrictions
Application deadlinesInformation about deadlines can be obtained after you have put together a degree program.

Course Content

During the Bachelor’s degree programme, students will be introduced to the basics of the major ancient Near East languages (Akkadian, Sumerian, and the Hittite language) and the highly-complex cuneiform script. They will also gain an overview of the history and cultural history of the ancient Near East. Students in the Bachelor’s degree programme in Assyriology are required, within a relatively short period of time, to learn the basics of at least three ancient Near East languages (Akkadian, Sumerian, and the Hittite language) and to learn the cuneiform script in all of its various forms. 

Course Structure

This is a major degree programme (75%), in which Assyriology (50%) will be studied in combination with Near Eastern Archaeology (25%). Another subject of the student’s choice must be selected as an accompanying minor subject (25%). The only subject excluded from selection as a minor subject is, logically, Near Eastern Archaeology. In addition, students are required to earn a total of 20 credits in “cross-disciplinary skills” courses.