The International Master of Arts program in Ethiopian Studies, which is taught entirely in English, focuses on the language, history, and literature of Ethiopia. This focus includes both the oral and written traditions of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Using comprehensive methodological approaches, students learn how to use primary sources independently, analyze texts in Ethiopian from linguistic and etymological perspectives, and put these texts into historical context. This is a two-year master's program in which students who have already learned an African language in a bachelor's program can deepen their skills or in which they can acquire basic language skills in an additional African language. Students are also expected to spend a semester abroad. Close cooperation with the Hiob Ludolf Center for Ethiopean Studies, where students may also work, is a special feature of this program.