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Hebrew and Aramaic Studies (MA)

Why Leiden University

Leiden University provides ambitious students with the most recent and innovative areas of knowledge, and offers them the freedom to develop their own area of expertise.

A top-ranked programme

At Leiden University research and teaching are directly linked to each other and form an inspiring and intense study environment. Therefore, Leiden University's Faculty of Humanities consistently ranks in the top 30 Humanities faculties in the THE World University Rankings.

Gain expert Aramaic knowledge

You will be able to gain excellent knowledge on the various Aramaic languages set against the background of their 3000-year history. You may choose from topics including the historical grammar of Hebrew and Aramaic, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Aramaic within the cultural matrix of the Roman Near East, etc.

Leading Expertise

At Leiden University we have a dedicated team of by internationally-acclaimed experts. Small classes give students valuable time interacting with their lecturers and attentive personal supervision to reach their full potential.

An excellent start to your career

Your qualification from Leiden University is respected by organisations worldwide. But that's not the only advantage of studying at Leiden. We challenge you to think and question more deeply, to challenge established wisdom and consider new perspectives, to apply what you learn to real-world situations. Our students learn how to become critical thinkers – a quality that will ensure they stand out in any future career.

Diversity and inclusion

We are convinced that our education can only flourish if everyone within the programme feels supported, respected and empowered to do their best work. We find it important to offer a learning environment that allows for different perspectives and points of view that students bring with them, depending on their ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, health, religion, age or socio-economic background. Every new generation sees the world from a new perspective – and our students are the newest generation. We look forward to hearing more about your perspective. Leiden University has been pursuing diversity policy since 2014, with the aim of creating a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment for all staff and students.

The Leiden Experience

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