MA Programme Eastern Christianity. The Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Theology of Leiden University in the Netherlands co-operate in the MA Programme Eastern Christianity. Dutch as well as international students are invited to apply for participation in this programme. The courses are designed for an international group of talented and motivated students. The teaching is directly linked to ongoing research. Agreements for student exchange exist with several institutes in the Netherlands as well as abroad, such as the Institute of Eastern Christian Studies (IVOC) at Nijmegen, the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo (NVIC), the Netherlands Institute for Academic Studies in Damascus, and the Saint Ephrem Ecumenical Research Institute (SEERI) in Kottayam, India. Depending on the programme specialisation, courses are also followed at the Leiden Faculty of Social Sciences.
The duration of the programme is one year (12 months), starting in September. Within the programme it is possible to concentrate on one or more areas of specialisation (as specified further below). The programme comprises: tutorials in the specialisation chosen; a seminar, once a fortnight during term, in which papers are given on a common theme as well as more incidental subjects; optionally, one or more courses at the Faculty of Social Sciences; fieldwork or a course abroad at one of the affiliated institutes, depending on the background and the interests of the student; in the specialisation ĎArt History and Archaeology of the Christian Middle Eastí: a language of the Christian tradition studied; in the remaining specialisations: a second relevant language complementing the one studied as a part of a BA or preparatory programme; a large final thesis.
The MA Programme Eastern Christianity offers six specialisations:
Art History and Archaeology of the Christian Middle East
Syriac and Indian Syriac Christianity
Dr. Saskia Gieling
Leiden University Worldwide
PO Box 9500
2300 RA Leiden
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