Ancient History

Leiden University’s MA History specialisation in Ancient History is your opportunity to gain a comprehensive and wide-ranging overview of the history of the Greek and Roman period, with a focus on the mentality and social and economic history of the period 400 B.C. – 400 A.D.

Choose Ancient History at Leiden University:

  • Gain a thorough grounding in several instrumental periods of ancient history, including the complex history of the Roman Republic; Civic life in Italy, Asia Minor and Egypt; Graeco-Roman religion; and the rise of early Judaism.
  • Collaborate with the outstanding scholars of the ancient history department as well as scholars active in other fields of History or the related fields of Classics, Ancient Philosophy, Classical Archaeology, Religious Studies and Near Eastern Cultures.
  • Pursue your interest in documentary texts as an additional option, where you can access Greek inscriptions and work alongside papyrologists at the Leiden Papyrological Institute.

Over the years, the programme has attracted students with a BA in History, Classics, Archaeology and several other disciplines, from both within and outside of Leiden University.

Check out the programme in Ancient History

Master details

  • This is a specialisation of: History
  • Degree Master of Arts in History
  • Mode of study Full-time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Start date September, February
  • Language of instruction English
  • Location Leiden
  • Croho/isat code 66034

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