Classics and Ancient Civilisations: Egyptology

Universiteit Leiden

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Deze opleiding

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The MA Classics and Ancient Civilisations specialisation Egyptology at Leiden University is unique in the Netherlands and explores Ancient Egypt as a major player in world history.

During the Egyptology MA at Leiden University you will acquire a broad and extensive understanding of the linguistic and cultural history of Egypt from the Pharaonic times to Graeco-Roman and Coptic Egypt.

You will join an acclaimed research master's programme that has its roots in the 19th century, when the city's National Museum of Antiquities acquired its famous collection of Egyptian antiquities. You will benefit from a combination of tradition and leading-edge international scholarship.

The programme is delivered by academics who are pre-eminent and active scholars in the field and whose wide-ranging research activities include Egyptian mortuary inscriptions, archaeological and epigraphic field work in Egypt, and Coptic magical texts.

You will be able to access the resources of one of the world's most reputable Egyptological libraries, the library of the Netherlands Institute for the Near East (NINO), giving you ready access to the library's extensive materials for your study and research.

  • Leiden University's Humanities Faculty was recently ranked 17th in the Times Higher Education worldwide ranking.
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locatieLeiden
diplomaMA Oudheidstudies
typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60821
heeft geen numerus fixus
heeft een honours programma
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Waarom aan de Universiteit Leiden?

  • The MA research specialisation in Egyptology is the only programme of its kind in the Netherlands.
  • It is an acclaimed research master's programme that has its roots in the 19th century.
  • You will have access to the resources of the library of the Netherlands Institute for the Near East (NINO), one of the world's most reputable Egyptological libraries.

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Studieprogramma

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opbouw
The programme consists of 60 EC, to be completed in one year. Part-time students complete the programme in 1,5 years, they will have a course load of 20 EC per semester. Courses are scheduled during office hours.
During the two courses in the first semester you are acquainted with reading basic hieroglyphs (Introduction to Middle Egyptian) and doing scholarly research in the field of Egyptian cultural history and archaeology.

After this semester you go to Cairo, to spend two months at the Netherlands-Flemish Institute (NVIC) where you will be further familiarised with the field of Egyptology and get a practical introduction to doing research in Egypt.

After your return, in the second semester you will choose one course related to your field of research interests (Deir el-Medina, Mastabas).

For a detailed programme description, please visit: https://studiegids.leidenuniv.nl/studies/show/4713/classics-and-ancient-civilizations-egyptology

For an overview of the subjects offered by this programme in the current year, check out the e-Prospectus: https://studiegids.leidenuniv.nl/studies/show/classics-and-ancient-civilizations-egyptology.

The subjects can vary from year to year.
periode
12
Electives
15 EC
Extra Curricular Course Egyptology
10 EC
Egyptology in the Field: Research and Facilities in Egypt
15 EC
MA Thesis Classics and Ancient Civilizations (incl. seminar)
20 EC
Electives
10 EC

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet70% zelfstudie
20% theorie
10% praktijk
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afstandsonderwijsn.v.t.
onderwijsvormen
case study, excursion, group discussion, group assignment, lecture, individual assignment, literature study, oral presentation, research, research project, research proposal, practicum, project, tutorial, working group, workshop, self study
objectives
The aim of the programme is to ensure that you will gain knowledge and understanding of the research methods used in Egyptology.

You will learn to work independently and be able to formulate clear and substantiated arguments.

You will be able to present research results clearly and to plan and carry out a research project under expert supervision.
study abroad
Students will take part in a course of eight consecutive weeks that is taught at the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo (NVIC) and on various locations throughout Egypt. It usually includes:

(1) a brief introduction to everyday life in Cairo;
(2) an introduction to the practical aspects of research in Egypt, including work in museums and scholarly institutes;
(3) the in-depth study of a selected number of archaeological or monumental sites, some of which will be visited during excursions.
honours-/excellence program



Toelating en studiekosten

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startmomenten

1 februari 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 december 2017
collegegeld nog niet bekend
1 september 2017
aanmelding deadline : 15 juni 2017
wettelijk tarief : € 2006
instellingstarief : € 14900
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 16600
1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 15 juni 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend
toelatingseisen

aanvullende vakeisen
The MA in Egyptology is also open for students with a relevant background other than a BA in Egyptology, such as (Ancient) History, Classics, or Archaeology or an equivalent.

basiskennis
Detailed knowledge of at least one of the following:
the grammar of the most important phases of the Egyptian language, of the relevant scripts and of the historical development of the language and scripts;
the archaeology, the material culture and art history of the region involved;
the cultural history of the region involved, including its literature, its religion, and its social structure.

vooropleiding
A bachelor's degree from a university, equivalent to the level of a Dutch academic bachelor's degree, with a particular focus on Egyptology.

studie kosten
bron: Universiteit Leiden
bedrag kostenpost
€ 10000levensonderhoudper jaar
inbegrepen in collegegeld
examination

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
bedragkostenpost
350kamerhuur in Leidenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
29drinken/snoep/snacks
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
30contributies/abonnementen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart
45overig

€ 1218totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

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Studenten en studentenleven

studentaantallen

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26505 studenten aan de Universiteit Leiden
60% daarvan is vrouw
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studievereniging

Pleyte
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Op kamers in Leiden

31058studenten studerend
12630studenten woonachtig   
€ 350gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
20 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Tori Finlayson
Tori Finlayson - Student Testimonial Egyptology Leiden University

Experience in Egypt
I chose the Leiden University Egyptology master's programme because I was excited to find a programme that offers real experience in Egypt and that has a strong tradition in language. Part of the programme at Leiden in taught in Cairo, something not a lot of other master's programmes offer.

Flexibility
During my coursework at Leiden, I was able to work one-on-one with my professors...
The curriculum options at Leiden really allow you to make the programme your own.

Cairo semester
Overall, the Cairo semester is really the jewel of the Leiden Egyptology programme. It gives you the opportunity to conduct original research in Egypt, as well as to connect with professionals in the field, from around the world. Living in Egypt for two months and working with a foreign Institute (the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo), is an opportunity not given to many master's students. The Cairo semester is an invaluable experience that has made my time at Leiden meaningful.

I have recently been offered a job at the University of Arizona as a research specialist after I finish the master's programme here in Leiden and I will be applying to PhD programmes in the fall. The programme at Leiden has prepared me for the next step in my education.


lees verder ...
Prof. Olaf Kaper
Testimonial Prof. Olaf Kaper

“We offer our master's students a broad range of opportunities to conduct archaeological research in Egypt.”

“My specialist field is the Graeco-Roman period in Egypt. Starting around 300 BC, there was a transition from Pharaonic culture to modern Hellenistic culture: Egypt then became part of the Eastern Mediterranean world.

I find the process of cultural change fascinating. We are well able to document these changes using all kinds of sources, some of which we ourselves have excavated...


We offer our master's students a broad range of opportunities to conduct research in Egypt. As early as the second block, they go to Cairo to learn about archaeological research, to visit particular institutions and to meet colleagues.
There is the opportunity for two students – if they are successful in their application – to work in Saqqara on the excavations organised by Leiden's Egyptology department, in co-operation with the National Museum of Antiquities. Leiden has a long history in the field of Egyptology because of this museum, which, since the start of the nineteenth century has housed a famous collection of Egyptian antiquities.

My specialism is very dynamic. Interesting finds are constantly being made on the many sites under excavation. This is what makes Egyptology so exiting. With their own research and their master's thesis, master's students can make a real contribution to this field.”


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Keuzehulp

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Studievergelijker

1/16 Universiteit Leiden
Egyptology
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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100% Engelstalig
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Classics
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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Classics and Ancient Civilisations
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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Assyriology
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Hebrew and Aramaic Studies
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Griekse en Latijnse Taal- en Letterkunde
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
10/16 Radboud Universiteit
Oudheidstudies
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
11/16 Radboud Universiteit
Klassieke Cultuur
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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100% Nederlandstalig
12/16 UvA
Ancient Studies
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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Ancient History
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Classics
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Ancient History
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16/16 Amsterdam VU
Classics and Ancient Civilizations
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inhoud4.13.6
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studiefaciliteiten3.43.5
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Studentoordelen

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Classics and Ancient Civilisations: Egyptology aan de Universiteit Leiden is beoordeeld door 8 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.3 uit 5.

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

As a graduate of the Master in Classics and Ancient Civilsations specialisation Egyptology at Leiden University you will be qualified to work within a variety of professional fields, such as education, but you can also move into other employment sectors. Many graduates enter the programme knowing within which area of Egyptology they want to work. For example, as a museum curator or academic researcher, either at a university- often on a PhD programme – or at a research institution.
Our graduates end up working in a diverse range of positions, examples include:

  • PhD candidate at a university [in Europe]
  • Policy officer for education
  • Conservator of classical antiquity at a museum
  • Education officer at a museum
  • Project officer for heritage monitoring at a governmental agency for cultural heritage
  • Researcher at a Dutch university
  • Chief desk editor at a publishing house


current job market

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Potentiële beroepen

  • adviseur erfgoed
  • beleidsambtenaar
  • beleidsmedewerker
  • bibliothecaris
  • docent klassieke talen
  • educatief medewerker
  • historisch onderzoeker
  • medewerker archeologische dienst
  • medewerker museum
  • onderzoeker
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Contact

Studielijn Universiteit Leiden
E: studielijn@leidenuniv.nl
T: +31 (071)5271111
Classics Coordinator Of Studies
E: cac@hum.leidenuniv.nl
T: +31 (0)71 527 26
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