Supplementary classes

To access  this Master, students must have a good command of certain subjects. If this is not the case, they must add supplementary classes at the beginning of their Master’s programme in order to obtain the prerequisites for these studies.

What is a preparatory module?

It is a set of supplementary classes (courses, practical works, seminars, etc.) from the first cycle (see the non-exhaustive list below). The complementary module (maximum 60 credits) is tailor-made by the jury according to the student's educational background and added to the Master’s programme in order to acquire fundamental knowledge to then pursue the 120 credits of the Master’s programme.

Who is it for?
  • Students from a non-university higher education institution
  • Candidates admitted with additional training
  • Candidates admitted on the file with additional training

All the explanations are in this document (in French).


Mandatory Introduction to Oriental Languages and Literatures (10 credits)
Mandatory Ancient Oriental Languages
At least 4 courses from:
Optional LGLOR1173  Greek Language I
FR q2  30h+15h  5 credits    
FR q2  30h+15h  5 credits    
Optional LGLOR1271  Greek Language II
FR q1+q2  30h+22.5h  5 credits    
FR q1+q2  45h  5 credits    
FR q1+q2  45h  5 credits    
FR q1+q2  30h  5 credits    
FR q1+q2  30h  5 credits    
FR q1+q2  30h  5 credits    
FR q1+q2  30h  5 credits    
FR q1+q2  30h  5 credits    
FR q1  30h  5 credits    
FR q1+q2  30h  5 credits    
Optional LGLOR1660  Classical Arabic I
FR q2  30h  5 credits    
Optional LGLOR1661  Classical Arabic II A
FR q2  30h  5 credits    
Optional LGLOR1662  Classical Arabic II B
FR q2  30h  5 credits    
Naïm Vanthieghem (compensates Godefroid De Callatay)


Optional LGLOR1671  Sanskrit A
FR q1  30h  5 credits    
Optional LGLOR1672  Sanskrit B
FR q1  30h  5 credits    
FR q1+q2  60h  5 credits    
Manhal Makhoul (coord.)


AR q1+q2  30h  5 credits    
AR q1+q2  30h  5 credits    
Ahmed Adrioueche (coord.)


Optional LRELI1631  Biblical Hebrew I A
FR q1+q2  45h  5 credits    
Optional LRELI1632  Biblical Hebrew I B
FR q1+q2  45h  5 credits    
Mandatory History and civilisations of the East
At least two courses from (linked to the Oriental languages chosen):
FR q1+q2  45h  5 credits    
FR q1  30h  5 credits    
FR q2  30h  5 credits    
FR q2  30h  5 credits    
FR q1  30h  5 credits    
FR q2  30h  5 credits    
Optional LRELI1272  Patrology
FR q2  30h  5 credits    
Optional LRELI1310  Judaism
FR q1  30h  5 credits    
Optional LRELI1347  Hinduism
FR q2  30h  5 credits    
Optional LRELI1348  Buddhism
FR q2  30h  5 credits