Research course

Classics and Ancient Civilizations

Leiden University · Humanities
MA by research

Entry requirements

Learn more via the admissions requirements page.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

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.

The research master's programme distinguishes itself from other similar master's programmes by consistently integrating Greek and Roman Antiquity, the world of the Hebrew Bible, ancient Judaism, emerging Christianity, Egypt (ancient, antique and late-antique) and the cuneiform cultures of Ancient Mesopotamia, within their broader context. The number of specialisations offered by the Classics and Ancient Civilizations (Research) programme is unparalleled.


  • Assyriology
  • Classics
  • Egyptology
  • Hebrew and Aramaic Studies

Qualification and course duration

MA by research

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Study Advisor
+31 (0)71 527 2665