Join an acclaimed programme that has its roots in the 19th century when Leiden’s National Museum of Antiquities acquired its famous collection of Egyptian antiquities. The one-year Egyptology master’s programme covers a wide range of focused, in-depth topics, including most of the linguistic and cultural history of Pharaonic, Graeco-Roman and Coptic Egypt.
Our staff members cooperate with fellow researchers from universities and research institutes from various countries on project topics covering: Egyptian art history, Egyptian archaeology, Egyptian religion, Coptic Egypt, Social and economic history of Ancient Egypt and the origins of the alphabet.
These wide-ranging research activities form an integral part of the educational programme. Your teachers are experts in languages, literatures and cultures of Ancient Egypt and active researchers engaged in innovative projects that constantly build bridges to the courses offered in your programme.
Egyptology at Leiden University is an accredited degree programme. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a master’s degree in Classics and Ancient Civilizations and the title Master of Arts (MA).
Career prospectsOur graduates end up working in a diverse range of positions, examples include:
- Policy officer for education
- Conservator of classical antiquity at a museum
- Education officer at a museum
- PhD candidate at a university
- Research analyst at a consultancy firm
- Teacher of classical languages at a secondary school
- Teacher at an institute for special needs education
- Policy officer at the provincial department of a political party
- Chief desk editor at a publishing house
More informationVisit official programme website
The MA CAC Egyptology comprises 60 EC, spread over two semesters.
- You are required to follow the MA Seminar (5 EC) and a choice of specific classes offered in the Egyptology programme. In the first semester, you will take several courses up to a total of 30 EC, depending on your previous skill and experience in Egyptology. All students follow a programme based on their individual background.
- In the second semester you will write your master's thesis (15 EC) and take another 5/10 EC course, either a course in Papyrology (Demotic 2, Coptic or Greek), Seminar Mastabas/Old Kingdom elite tombs or Deir el-Medina Seminar.
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed, International
- Deadline passed, EEA/EU
- Apply before , International
- Deadline passed, EEA/EU
DisciplinesAncient History General Studies & Classics View 20 other Masters in General Studies & Classics in Netherlands
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A copy of a valid passport or ID card
- A copy of a Dutch residence permit (if applicable)
- CV (résumé)
- Language proficiency (if applicable)
- Copies of diplomas and transcripts
International18300 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18300 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA2143 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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