Egyptology (research)

Explore Ancient Egypt as a major player in world history. Your focus during the two-year MA Classics and Ancient Civilisations specialisation in Egyptology (research) at Leiden University is Ancient Egypt from its earliest beginnings to its role as a major player in history from the Bronze Age through to the Christian period.

Access outstanding resources and study both textual and material data during this unique master’s programme – the only programme of its kind in the Netherlands.

Choose a Master’s in Egyptology (research) at Leiden University:

  • Join an acclaimed research master’s programme that has its roots in the 19th century, when the city’s National Museum of Antiquities acquired its famous collection of Egyptian antiquities. Benefit from a combination of tradition and leading-edge international scholarship.
  • Learn from academics who are pre-eminent and active scholars in the field and whose wide-ranging research activities include Egyptian mortuary inscriptions, archaeological and epigraphic field work in Egypt, and Coptic magical texts.
  • Access the resources of one of the world’s most reputable Egyptological libraries, the library of the Netherlands Institute for the Near East (NINO), giving you ready access to the library’s extensive materials for your study and research.

Your teachers will be academics who co-operate with fellow researchers from universities and research institutes in Germany, Egypt, France, Italy, Poland and the United States, on project topics covering:

  • Egyptian art history
  • Egyptian archaeology
  • Egyptian religion
  • Coptic Egypt
  • The social and economic history of Ancient Egypt

It is also possible to study Egyptology within the one-year Master’s programme Classics and Ancient Civilisations.

Check out the programme in Egyptology

Master details

  • This is a specialisation of: Classics and Ancient Civilisations (research)
  • Degree Master of Arts in Classics and Ancient Civilisations (research)
  • Mode of study Full-time
  • Duration 2 years
  • Start date September, February
  • Language of instruction English
  • Location Leiden
  • Croho/isat code 60039

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