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Egyptology (research) (MA)

The research master's in Egyptology, 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 Ancient Egypt.

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Why study Egyptology (Research) at Leiden University

The Egyptology (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 experts in languages, literatures and cultures of Ancient Egypt and active researchers working on innovative projects that constantly build bridges to the courses offered 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 Egyptology 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 abroad

We encourage all student to consider applying for a study time abroad. The specialisation Egyptology (Research) programme welcomes initiatives by students, e.g. to follow research programmes in Cairo or in another European university, to join excavations in Egypt or to do an internship in a museum.

Find out more about the career prospects

It is also possible to study Egyptology 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 organisations
  • 5 Publishing and the 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

Egyptology (Research) degree

Egyptology (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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