Explore the rich history of ancient Mesopotamia alongside top researchers in the field. Join the two-year MA Classics and Ancient Civilisations (research) specialisation in Assyriology (research) at Leiden University to explore Assyriology in the broadest sense. Apply multidisciplinary perspectives to gain a comprehensive understanding of the various civilisations employing the cuneiform script for different languages – all under the guidance of top academics.
You have the opportunity to combine MA Linguistics courses in Hittite and Luwian with courses from Assyriology, giving you a complete programme in Hittite and Anatolian Studies – and similarly with courses from the specialisation Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology.
Leiden’s Assyriology programmes have gained international recognition through projects such as the Altbabylonische Briefe in Umschrift und Übersetzung series, which consist of a corpus of epistolary texts from the Old Babylonian period. You will be learning from acclaimed academics immersed in the latest research and engaged in actively expanding our knowledge of the field.
It is also possible to study Assyriology within the one-year Master’s programme Classics and Ancient Civilisations.
Check out the programme in Assyriology.