The Classics and Ancient Civilizations (Research) programme at Leiden University covers the entire range of present-day research on the civilisations of Greece and Rome, Egypt and the Ancient Near East.
Choose from four specialisations
The Research Master's programme distinguishes itself from other similar master's programmes by consistently integrating the world of the Hebrew Bible, ancient Judaism, emerging Christianity, the cuneiform cultures of Ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt (ancient, antique and late-antique) and Greco-Roman Antiquity within their broader context.
The number of specialisations on offer at Leiden University is also unparalleled.
Use a range of research methods
The programme makes creative use of a wide range of research methods, all of them well-represented at Leiden University. Traditional philology with its intimate knowledge of languages and texts, while still indispensable, is enriched by social history and political theory, comparative literature, the study of religion in an anthropological perspective and archaeology and material culture.
Focus on your area of interest
You will be able to tailor your study programme to your personal interests by creating your own combination of courses within the specialisation of your choice from other research master’s programmes within the Faculties of Humanities.
It is also possible to study the one-year Master’s programme Classics and Ancient Civilisations.
Admission and Application
We invite motivated students from around the world to apply for the Master of Arts in Classics and Ancient Civilizations (Research). Admission requirements may vary per specialisation, please visit the specialisation of your interest to find out more about the entry requirements:
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