Universiteit Leiden

nl en

Egyptology (research) (MA)

Career prospects

Create a world of opportunities with a master's degree from Leiden University

Our graduates end up working in a diverse range of positions, examples include:

  • PhD candidate at Dutch and international universities
  • Project assistant at a Dutch city council
  • Research assistant at a university
  • Curator at a museum
  • Policy officer at a ministry
  • Communications officer
  • Programme manager
  • Teacher of classical languages at a secondary school

Your qualifications

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.

A Leiden University degree

Leiden University Master's graduates are sought-after employees at (inter)national organisations. Our graduates are known for their combination of robust academic training, in-depth and relevant knowledge, and critical, multidisciplinary approach to problem-solving.

The graphs below are based on alumni data from the research programmes of the Faculty of Humanities

In which sector do students find jobs?

  • 45.0 % Research
  • 17.0 % Education
  • 8.0 % Government and semi-government organisations
  • 6.0 % Publishing and the book industry
  • 3.0 % Communication
  • 3.0 % Culture, sports and recreation
  • 18.0 % Miscellaneous

How successful are they in finding a job?

  • 68.0 % found a job within two months
  • 79.0 % found their first job at academic level

We use cookies. Read the terms and conditions.