Master of Studies in Classical Armenian Studies

Differences from 2018/19 to 2022/23

  • 1. Before admission to the course, candidates must satisfy the Board of the Faculty of OrientalAsian and Middle Eastern Studies that they possess the necessary qualifications to profit by the course.

  • 2. Every candidate must follow for at least three terms a course of instruction in Classical Armenian Studies.

  • 3. Syllabus

    There will be four Units. Each unit is examined by a written paper.

  • Unit (i). Essay questions on the language, literature, history, and culture of Ancient and Medieval Armenia.

  • Units (ii), (iii), (iv). Passages for translation and commentary, and essay questions on prescribed texts in Classical and, where relevant, post-Classical Armenian, with special reference to three of the following subjects (passages for unprepared translation from and into Classical Armenian will be set):

    • (1) Biblical texts.

    • (2) Homiletic and polemical literature.

    • (3) Hagiographic texts.

    • (4) Historical literature of the 5th-9th centuries.

    • (5) Historical literature of the 10th-14th centuries.

    • (6) Religious and secular verse.

      (7) Any other subject approved by the Board.

  • 4.    Lists of set texts must be submitted to the Faculty office by Friday of seventh week of Michaelmas Term.

  • 5. Candidates may be required to attend a viva.

Teaching for the course may not be available in every year. Applicants for admission will be advised of this.