MA Classics and Ancient Civilisations

Leiden University

Program Description

MA Classics and Ancient Civilisations

Leiden University

Specialisations

  • Assyriology
  • Classics
  • Egyptology
  • Hebrew and Aramaic Languages and Cultures

The Master’s programme in Classics and Ancient Civilisations provides comprehensive training covering the entire range of present-day research on the ancient civilisations of Greece and Rome, Egypt and the Near East.

This MA programme is unique in the Netherlands in the breadth of its subject matter, the historical periods covered and the multidisciplinary approach of its study. From the beginning of history in Egypt and Mesopotamia up to the Medieval texts in Neo-Latin, Coptic or Hebrew. Characteristic for the MA is its focus on reading ancient texts in their original languages, and discussing the different interpretations that the texts allow.

The Leiden programme distinguishes itself from other similar master’s programmes by offering expertise in the world of the Hebrew Bible, emerging Christianity, ancient Mesopotamia, Anatolia, Egypt (ancient, antique and late-antique) and Greco-Roman Antiquity, all seen from a multidisciplinary perspective.

The programme introduces a wide variety of research methods, all of them well-represented in the research carried out at Leiden University. The combined study of sources of different nature is a particularly exiting research approach, because it may lead to new interpretations of the past. Traditional philology with its intimate knowledge of languages and texts, while still indispensable, is enriched by social history and economic theory, comparative literature, the study of religion in an anthropological perspective and, of course, archaeology and material culture.

Tuition fee

EU/EEA, Dutch (including Netherlands Antilles), Swiss or Surinamese: around €1,984.

Other: around €16,400.

Interested?

If you would like to know more, perhaps regarding our specialisations, please get in touch or visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/classics-and-ancient-civilisations/en/introduction.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 5, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Feb. 2017
Sept. 2017
Duration
Duration
1 year
Full time
Price
Price
1,984
Information
Deadline
Oct. 15, 2017
October 15th for those requiring a visa, residence permit or housing; if these are not required, the deadline is Dec 1st.
Start date Feb. 2017
Place
Netherlands Leiden
Application deadline Oct. 15, 2017
October 15th for those requiring a visa, residence permit or housing; if these are not required, the deadline is Dec 1st.
End date Request Info
Duration 1 year
Price 1,984
Non-EEA, non-Swiss, & non-Surinam: €16400
Start date Sept. 2017
Place
Netherlands Leiden
Application deadline Apr. 1, 2017
April 1st for those requiring a visa, residence permit or housing; if these are not required, the deadline is June 15th.
End date Request Info
Duration 1 year
Price 1,984
Non-EEA, non-Swiss, & non-Surinam: €16400
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