Ancient History (research)

Gain an expansive overview of the history of the Greek and Roman period with Leiden University’s MA History (research) specialisation in Ancient History (research). Your focus will be on the mentality and the social and economic developments that characterised this instrumental period in European history: the period between 400 B.C. and 400 A.D.

Choose Ancient History at Leiden University:

  • Study a wide array of subjects including Roman social history, acculturation and romanisation theory, Graeco-Roman religion, and the rise of early Judaism. Become adept in the study of documentary texts, in particular those of Greek inscriptions.
  • Learn how to apply methodologies from various other disciplines to bring new perspectives to the topics you study. Analyse and critique the latest academic theories in the field of Ancient History.
  • Become adept in the study of documentary texts, in particular those of Greek inscriptions.
  • Join a lively, ambitious, and international community that includes students from a variety of disciplines such as history, classics and archaeology. Your classmates will be high achievers who have typically been the recipients of various prizes, research grants and admissions into prestigious programmes outside of Leiden University.

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Master details

  • This is a specialisation of: History (research)
  • Degree Master of Arts in History (research)
  • Mode of study Full-time
  • Duration 2 years
  • Start date September, February
  • Language of instruction English. Classes for which reading knowledge of Dutch is required may be taught in Dutch.
  • Location Leiden
  • Croho/isat code 60139

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