12 months
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19300 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
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About

The Ancient History MA programme at Leiden University is your opportunity to obtain a comprehensive understanding of the history of the Greek and Roman periods, with a focus on the mentality and social and economic history of the period between 400 B.C. and 400 A.D.

Overview

The Ancient History MA programme at Leiden University will provide you with a thorough grounding in several instrumental periods of ancient history, including the complex history of the Roman Republic; Civic life in Italy, Asia Minor and Egypt; Graeco-Roman religion; and the rise of early Judaism.

You will be able to collaborate with the outstanding scholars of the ancient history department as well as scholars active in other fields of History or the related fields of Classics, Ancient Philosophy, Classical Archaeology, Religious Studies and Near Eastern Cultures.

You will be able to pursue your interest in documentary texts as an additional option, where you can access Greek inscriptions and work alongside papyrologists at the Leiden Papyrological Institute.

Career prospects

  • Senior assistant at the European Union
  • Consultant
  • PhD candidate at Leiden University
  • History teacher at a secondary school
  • Project manager at a text agency
  • Digital education officer at a museum
  • Policy advisor at a local council
  • Editor at a publishing house
  • Web journalist at a multimedia publishing house

Programme Structure

Programme structure:

  • All courses are taught by academics, who are also active researchers. The curriculum is regularly updated to reflect contemporary academic debates and the latest insights, while regular seminars inform students of our researchers' latest findings. 
  • And when it comes to doing your research thesis, this might well be linked to a research project of one our faculty members. They play active roles in every student’s education, serving as both mentors and community builders.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

All applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • a bachelor’s degree from a research university, equivalent to the level of a Dutch academic Bachelor’s degree, or demonstrate to meet the requirements for such a degree, including the General Academic Skills, and
  • have completed historical courses on relevant topics for the chosen specialisation and of sufficient level, to an equivalent of approximately 45 EC;
  • be able to conduct independent empirical research;
  • be able to read academic literature and reflect critically on it;
  • have a knowledge of general history and be able to present their findings (based on a critical reading of the literature or based on empirical research) in a systematic and analytical manner;
  • be able to write a thesis with proper references to the literature.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19300 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • Second Dutch master’s programme: €15,100 per year

Living costs for Leiden

850 - 1250 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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