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Classics (MA)

The master's in Classics, a specialisation of the Classics and Ancient Civilizations programme at Leiden University provides you with a multidisciplinary study of the Greek and Roman world.

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Why study Classics at Leiden University?

The one-year Classics programme is part of the oldest Classics department in the Netherlands, with chairs held in Latin and Greek since the university was founded in 1575 – making for an almost five hundred year tradition in the field.

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Learn from expert academics

The programme is taught by academic staff internationally renowned for their research work. Research in Classics at Leiden University is at the leading edge of the field. External lecturers are regularly invited to teach on specialised topics. And, every semester, a number of national and international speakers - both well-known experts and promising young researchers – are invited to speak in the lecture series Forum Antiquum. You will also benefit from the collaboration of classicists from different Universities in the National Research School in Classics (OIKOS).

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Develop your skills and knowledge

During the programme you will develop your skills and knowledge across the full range of traditional Classics topics, including Greek and Latin Literature, Linguistics, Rhetoric, Aesthetics, Ancient Philosophy, Ancient History, and Renaissance Latin; but the programme also introduces students to more innovative approaches to classical texts, including Cognitive Approaches and Digital Classics.

Find out more about the career prospects

It is also possible to study Classics within the two-year Master’s programme Classics and Ancient Civilisations (Research).

Classics degree

Classics at Leiden University is an accredited degree programme. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a master’s degree in Classics and Ancient Civilizations and the title Master of Arts (MA).

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