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Ancient History (MA)


Get the most out of your studies at Leiden University by taking part in our extracurricular activities.

Social and academic programme events

We want you to be part of the academic community that is formed by our staff. As a student you will be invited to take part in our social and academic gatherings. Among those are gatherings where members of staff present new research.

Studying abroad

Studying abroad is an option during your master in History. If you wish to take optional courses and/or write your thesis abroad, Leiden University offers a wide range of options for spending part of your studies abroad. The International Office of the Faculty of Humanities will be able to help you make the right decision for your time studying abroad.

Attend Ancient History seminars

The Ancient History Department organizes extra-curricular seminars to discuss ongoing topics of research. These seminars offer the opportunities to gain new insights, get updates from research projects and network. Please read the program for more information.

Digging for God in Horvat Kur

Prof. Dr Jurgen Zangenberg of Leiden University’s Ancient History Department recently spent the summer in Israel at the Horvat Kur archeological dig. Since 2006 he has played a leading role in the project to uncover the remains of an ancient synagogue and he has published several articles on it. Several students from Leiden University also participated this year, gaining invaluable hands-on experience of real archaeological fieldwork and receiving an added bonus of visiting Israel too. It is possible for students to subscribe for the excavation.

Leiden Leadership Programme

Are you interested in developing your leadership potential? The Leiden Leadership Programme (LLP) is an Honours Programme specifically developed for ambitious master's students at Leiden University and the Delft University of Technology who recognise the importance of leadership abilities. The LLP offers in-depth training sessions, assessments, seminars, and the creation of a Personal Leadership Roadmap – a five-year plan for reaching and developing your leadership potential.

Study at the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts

The Academy of the Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA) is a research institute and part of the Faculty of Humanities. The ACPA offers education such as electives, and talent programmes such as the Practicum Artium (PA), which gives you the opportunity to study photography, graphic design or drawing, and the Practicum Musicae at the Royal Conservatoire The Hague, where you can study classical music, singing, early music or jazz. 
Find out more about ACPA.

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