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Science, Technology and Medicine in the Ancient World

Subjects: Science, Technology and Medicine in the Ancient World,Science in the Ancient World,Technology in the Ancient World,Medicine in the Ancient World

M.Sc. | Master of Science

⏳  Duration
4 Semesters
🔠 Teaching Language
English
💶  Application Fee non-EU
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💶  Cost per Semester
311 EUR

💶  Tuition Fees per Semester
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⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
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⏱️ Application Deadline Winter
31.05.

Course description

The "Science, Technology and Medicine in the Ancient World" master's degree program delves into the diverse realms and contexts of the ancient world where the transmission and evolution of knowledge and scientific thought were pivotal. Central to this program is the belief that humans, across all eras and regions, have utilized signs—both observable and conventional—to interpret their surroundings. However, it is with the advent of knowledge practices embedded in artifacts, and particularly with the creation of notational systems in the fourth millennium BCE, that we can trace the development of the calculating mind through history. In this program, you will explore both textual and non-textual records, with a primary focus on textual elements to guide your understanding of non-textual materials. This interdisciplinary approach ensures a comprehensive understanding of how ancient civilizations developed and transmitted scientific knowledge, providing a rich context for the study of ancient science, technology, and medicine.

Program Information

Study Location Berlin
Start Semester Winter
Study Form Full-time
Study Type Postgraduate
Teaching Language English
Dual No
Remote No
Application Fee non-EU No information
Study Length 4 Semesters
Tuition Fees per Semester No information
Cost per Semester 311 EUR
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⏱️ Application Start Summer
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⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
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⏱️ Application Start Winter
24.04.

⏱️ Application Deadline Winter
31.05.

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A proof of language skills, with at least 10 ECTS or the equivalent in one or more of the following languages: Sumerian, Akkadian, Hittite, Ancient Greek, Latin, Sanskrit, or other ancient Semitic languages such as Hebrew, Aramaic, and ancient Ethiopian. A proof of excellent English language skills (at least level C1 CEFR) if the first university degree was not obtained in a program where English is the language of instruction.

Qualification Requirements

A first university degree (e.g. a bachelor’s degree) comprising at least 180 credit points (ECTS) 30 ECTS in content relevant to the study of the MA program (30 ECTS or more of this first degree should be in courses that are relevant to STMAW or with an emphasis on the History of Science and/or Knowledge in the Ancient World). Those 30 ECTS may also have been gained in a previous Master’s degree program. If less than 30 ECTS were gained in courses that are relevant to STMAW, the admission requirements can be met by demonstrating other relevant qualifications. A proof of language skills, with at least 10 ECTS or the equivalent in one or more of the following languages: Sumerian, Akkadian, Hittite, Ancient Greek, Latin, Sanskrit, or other ancient Semitic languages such as Hebrew, Aramaic, and ancient Ethiopian. A proof of excellent English language skills (at least level C1 CEFR) if the first university degree was not obtained in a program where English is the language of instruction. Applicants do not need to provide proof of German language skills.

Document Requirements

graduation certificate (if you have completed your studies) If you are applying for a higher subject-specific semester, this document is stringently required. official current transcript of records official transcript of records for the master’s program and a current certificate of enrollment if applicable, current certificate of enrollment official translations of all certificates if issued in any language other than German or English proof of English knowledge if applicable, additional study-related skills

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