Assyriology (research) (MA)
The research master's in Assyriology, a specialisation of the Classics and Ancient Civilizations (Research) programme, at Leiden University provides you with a multidisciplinary study of the languages, literatures and cultures of the Ancient Near Eastern world.
Classics and Ancient Civilizations at Leiden University
Due to the selected cookie settings, we cannot show this video here.Watch the video on the original website or
Start in February 2024
You can apply now to start the programme in February. The deadline is 15 October for students who need a visa or residence permit, and 15 November for students who do not.
Why study Assyriology (research) at Leiden University?
The Assyriology (Research) programme 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. We encourage all student to consider applying for a study time abroad. The Assyriology research master’s programme offers opportunities to follow research programmes at one of our partner universities – including SOAS, University College London, Münster, and Heidelberg.
What are your career prospects?
As a graduate of a Classics and Ancient Civilizations (research) programme at Leiden University you are qualified to work as a junior academic researcher in an academic environment or carry out further research work on a PhD programme. It is also possible to find employment within the fields of publishing or teaching, at policy-making departments of governmental bodies, within the education sector, or within cultural tourism.
Is Assyriology (research) the programme for you?
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 research master’s programmes within the Faculties of Humanities and of Archaeology. Do you want to find out if you are eligible for this Master's programme?
It is also possible to study Assyriology within the one-year Master’s programme Classics and Ancient Civilisations.
In which sector do students find jobs?
- 57 Education
- 14 Research
- 10 Government and semi-government
- 5 Publishing and book industry
- 5 IT
- 5 Culture, sports and recreation
- 4 Other
Assyriology (research) degree
Assyriology (research) at Leiden University is an accredited degree programme. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a research master’s degree in Classics and Ancient Civilizations and the title Master of Arts (MA).