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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.

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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.

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Focus on your area of interest

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.

Admission and Application

Do you want to find out if you are eligible for this Master's programme?

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Study at one of our partner universities

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.

Find out more about the career prospects

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

The graph above is based on alumni data from the MA Classics and Ancient Civilisations 2016-2020

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).

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