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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.

Classics and Ancient Civilisations was voted as a top rated programme in the Netherlands by the Keuzegids 2018 ranking

The Research MA programme in Classics and Ancient Civilisations has received the label ‘top programme’ in the Keuzegids Masters of March 2018. The study guide bases its results on the opinion of students (through the National Student Survey) and experts (NVAO).

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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.

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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.

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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