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Classics and Ancient Civilizations (Research)





1 year



Leiden University’s Classics and Ancient Civilizations Research programme ranked 10th in the 2023 QS World University Rankings by Subject. This programme consists of all areas of current research into the civilizations of Greece, Rome and the Ancient Near East. Research is placed in a broader context, and the programme makes creative use of a wide range of research methods.


  • Assyriology (research)
  • Classics (research)
  • Egyptology (research)
  • Hebrew and Aramaic Studies (research)


Graduates work as junior researchers in an academic environment. Outside academia, career options include working within the fields of publishing or teaching, at policy-making departments of governmental bodies, within the education sector, or within cultural tourism.

Best preparatory bachelor’s

A bachelor’s degree in a field related to the specialisation. Specialisation-specific knowledge is also required.

English proficiency**

IELTS: 7.0 / TOEFL internet-based: 100

Faculty of Humanities

1 & 2

year master’s programmes


master's students


International master's students




EU/EEA student tuition fee*


Non-EU/EEA student tuition fee

* This tuition fee is per year and only applies if this is your first master’s programme in The Netherlands
** English language proficiency requirements are subject to change. Please check our website for the updated English language proficiency requirements. You can find the exact language requirements and more detailed language requirements per programme under each programme description. Also check our website for detailed information on the types of English tests accepted and the equivalent scores for IELTS, TOEFL and Cambridge English tests.
NOTE: Tuition fees are subject to change. Please check online our updated tuition fees.