Classics and Ancient Civilizations

Universiteit Leiden

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Deze opleiding

The MA Classics and Ancient Civilizations at Leiden University covers the entire range of present-day research on the civilizsations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Anatolia, Syria and Palestine, Greece and the Roman Empire.

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locatieLeiden
diplomaMA
typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig Engels
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60821
numerus fixusnee
honoursheeft honours track
In chronological terms, the programme covers thousands of years, from the early origins of Egyptian and Sumerian societies down to the world of Greece and Rome, including its modern reception from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century.

The master's programme distinguishes itself from other similar programmes through its flexibility and wide range of electives, through the diversity of the research-related specialisms offered within the program, and through the collaboration of Assyriology, Classics, Egyptology and Hebrew and Aramaic Studies within one program. The program is well connected with excellent research institutes in Leiden, including the National Institute for the Near East (NINO), the National Museum of Antiquities (RMO) and the University Library, which hosts the Papyrological Institute and a unique collection of ancient and medieval manuscripts.
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Waarom aan de Universiteit Leiden?

  • The Leiden University programme distinguishes itself from other similar MA's by offering expertise in the world of ancient Mesopotamia and Anatolia, Egypt (ancient, antique and late-antique), Greco-Roman Antiquity, the Hebrew Bible, ancient Judaism and emerging Christianity.
  • The programme introduces a wide variety of research methods.
  • The programme is unique in the Netherlands for its subject matter, the historical periods covered and the multidisciplinary approach of its study.

Studieprogramma

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opbouw
The programme introduces a wide variety of research methods: 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.
The Leiden Master's 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.

You may specialize in one of four tracks: Assyriology, Classics, Egyptology or Hebrew and Aramaic Studies.

periode
12
Electives
40 EC
Master's Thesis
20 EC

specialisaties

specialisatie Assyriology

In this programme you will study the ancient Middle Eastern cultures which used the cuneiform script (invented pre-3000 BC) as a writing system.

Leiden University's Assyriology programmes have gained international recognition and the department's staff is involved in a variety of research projects.
During this one-year specialisation, you will have the opportunity to participate in research programmes at a leading international university, including Leuven, Cambridge, Münster and Heidelberg.

In Leiden, you will study through the Netherlands Institute for the Near East (NINO), home of a library which has one of the finest collections of books and journals connected with Mesopotamia and Anatolia, as well as a world-class collection of original cuneiform documents from all periods of Mesopotamian history.

specialisatie Classics



The MA Classics at Leiden University is part of the oldest Classics department in the Netherlands, with chairs held in Latin and Greek since the university was founded in 1575 – making for an almost five hundred year tradition in the field.

The programme is taught by academic staff internationally renowned for their research work. Research at Leiden University in the field of Classics – Greek in particular – is at the leading edge of the field.

During the programme you will develop your knowledge across the full range of traditional Classics topics, but the Leiden Classics programme also gives you the opportunity to specialise in research fields such as Ancient History, Ancient Philosophy, Papyrology and Renaissance Latin.

You will also benefit from the collaboration of classicists from different Universities in the National Research School in Classics (OIKOS).

  • Leiden University's Humanities Faculty was recently ranked 25th in the Times Higher Education worldwide ranking.

specialisatie Egyptology



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 25th in the Times Higher Education worldwide ranking.

specialisatie Hebrew and Aramaic Languages and Cultures



The MA specialisation in Hebrew and Aramaic Studies is delivered by internationally acclaimed experts at Leiden University.

You will benefit from a broad range of relevant adjacent disciplines for the study of ancient languages and civilisations as well as from the famous library resources.

You will be able to acquire a broad overview of Hebrew and Aramaic, as well as a thorough knowledge of a chosen area of specialisation, with the rich and diverse expertise on Linguistics in all its aspects at Leiden just at your fingertips.

Your study will focus strongly on languages, mainly Hebrew and Aramaic, with optional Phoenician, Ugaritic and other small corpus languages – but also on the region's wider cultural history with many different possibilities for specialisation (such as Linguistics, Ancient History, etc.).

Leiden University is home to the only Chair of both Hebrew and Aramaic worldwide and plays a major role in international research.

  • Leiden University's Humanities Faculty was recently ranked 25th in the Times Higher Education worldwide ranking.

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet70% zelfstudie
20% theorie
10% praktijk
avondonderwijsn.v.t.
afstandsonderwijsn.v.t.
onderwijsvormen
colloquium, groepsdiscussie, hoorcollege, individuele opdracht, literatuurstudie, mondelinge presentatie, onderzoek, onderzoeksproject, onderzoeksvoorstel, werkcollege, werkgroep, zelfstudie
honours-/excellence program Leiden Leadership Programme

The Leiden Leadership Programme (LLP) is an honours programme of 15 ECs on top of the regular master's curriculum. The programme consists of training courses, seminars and a practical assignment.

Are you looking for an extra challenge in addition to your Leiden master's programme? Are you adventurous enough to look beyond the borders of your own master's programme? The Leiden Leadership Programme may be just what you are looking for. The programme gives you the opportunity to develop your leadership skills. You will follow seminars and courses, as well as carrying out a practical assignment for a company or organisation as part of a small, multidisciplinary team. Your lecturers will be leading academics and experienced professionals from the business sector.

Students can apply who have:

  • Good study results in the bachelor's programme;
  • The ambition and motivation to develop leadership qualities;
  • A broad and interdisciplinary span of interest.

Toelating en kosten

startmomenten

1 februari 2020

aanmelding deadline : 1 december 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 2083 (€1042 in het eerste jaar)
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 18300

1 september 2019

aanmelding deadline : 15 juni 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 2083 (€1042 in het eerste jaar)
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 17500

1 september 2020

aanmelding deadline : 15 juni 2020
wettelijk tarief : € 2083 (€1042 in het eerste jaar)
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 18300

toelatingseisen

vooropleiding
A bachelor's degree in Classics or Ancient Near Eastern Studies from a Dutch research university or a comparable degree, with a relevant specialisation

inbegrepen in collegegeld
examination

Inschatting maandelijkse studiekosten

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bedragkostenpost
350kamerhuur in Leidenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 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
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Studenten en studentenleven

studentaantallen

58 studenten volgen deze opleiding
57% daarvan is vrouw
4 eerstejaars gestart in 2018
75% daarvan is vrouw
27713 studenten aan de Universiteit Leiden
59% daarvan is vrouw
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studievereniging

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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
Jürgen Zangenberg
"We all think we know how things are, or at least have preconceptions or - for the worse - prejudices. So I just confront students with "the obvious". Is this really what we can find in the sources? How far do they take us? Motivation comes from curiosity

"We help our students prepare for the job market by teaching and coaching them. Make every student an expert in their field and coach them how to communicate and organise. If students understand that their field of study is not just an interesting academic discipline, but that they have something to tell which makes a difference in our societies, they will stand their ground."

Keuzehulp

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Studievergelijker

1/13 Universiteit Leiden
Classics and Ancient Civilizations
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
4 eerstejaars
75% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
2/13 Universiteit Leiden
Classics
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
4 eerstejaars
75% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
3/13 Universiteit Leiden
Egyptology
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
4 eerstejaars
75% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
4/13 Universiteit Leiden
Assyriology
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
4 eerstejaars
75% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
5/13 Universiteit Leiden
Hebrew and Aramaic Studies
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
4 eerstejaars
75% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
6/13 RUG
Oude Geschiedenis
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
2 eerstejaars
50% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
7/13 RUG
Griekse en Latijnse Taal en Cultuur
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
2 eerstejaars
50% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
8/13 RUG
Oudheidstudies
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
2 eerstejaars
50% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
9/13 Radboud Universiteit
Griekse en Latijnse Taal- en Letterkunde
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
10/13 Radboud Universiteit
Oudheidstudies
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
11/13 Radboud Universiteit
Klassieke Cultuur
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
12/13 Amsterdam UVA
Classics and Ancient Civilizations
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
2 eerstejaars
50% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
13/13 Amsterdam VU
Ancient History
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
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studiefaciliteiten3.43.7
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Contact

Studielijn Universiteit Leiden
E: studielijn@leidenuniv.nl
T: +31 (071)5271111
Classics Coordinator Of Studies

Coordinator of Studies

E: cac@hum.leidenuniv.nl
T: +31 (0)71 527 26
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