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Assyriology

Leiden University

M.A.
12 months
Duration
18300 EUR/year
2143 EUR/year
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About

The master's in Assyriology, a specialisation of the Classics and Ancient Civilizations programme, at Leiden University provides you with a multidisciplinary study of the languages, literatures and cultures of ancient Mesopotamia and Anatolia.

Overview

The master in Assyriology is a one-year programme offered by Leiden University that gives you the opportunity to study with internationally acclaimed academics immersed in the latest research and engaged in actively expanding our knowledge of the field. 

Your teachers are not only experts in languages and cultures of the ancient Middle East, but also active researchers engaged in innovative projects that constantly build bridges between cutting-edge research and the courses in your programme. The programme offers basic and advanced language and script training in the three major languages that were written in cuneiform (Akkadian, Sumerian and Hittite). 

We encourage all our students to work with original clay tablets, kept at the Netherlands Institute of the Near East in Leiden.You will be able to tailor your study programme to your personal interests by creating your own combination of courses from the Assyriology programme or from other programmes within the Faculties of Humanities and of Archaeology.

Career prospects

Our graduates end up working in a diverse range of positions, examples include:
  • Policy officer for education
  • Conservator at a museum
  • Education officer at a museum
  • PhD candidate at a university
  • Research analyst at a consultancy firm
  • 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

Programme Structure

The MA CAC Assyriology comprises 60 EC, spread over two semesters.

  • In the first semester you will select three courses from the electives on offer in the Assyriology programme focusing for example on language acquisition (Akkadian, Sumerian, Hittite) or advanced readings of cuneiform texts, their epigraphy and their historical and archeological context.
  • In the second semester you will choose one course related to your research interests.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18300 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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