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Middle Eastern Studies (MA)


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

Special events

The Middle Eastern Studies department and the Leiden University Centre for the Study of Islam and Society (LUCIS) regularly organise events such as What’s New!?  This is a series of lectures that focuses on current research on Islam and the Middle East.

Study abroad

As part of the programme, you have the option of studying abroad at one of our partner universities or institutes in the Middle East. These include the Dutch Institutes in Cairo, Rabat and Istanbul.

Learn a language

While you're at Leiden University you can also learn a new language or improve your existing language skills. This can help you, for example, to communicate more easily with the people in the Middle eastern country you will be visiting.

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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