12 months
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19300 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
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About

Studying Archaeology program at Leiden University is all about studying societies and cultures from the past, trying to reconstruct them and bring them back to life. You will apply your interest in the past to make a meaningful contribution to resolving present-day societal issues, such as migration, globalisation and climate change.

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Overview

The Archaeology program at Leiden University

  • gives you a solid basis for a national or international career in archaeology, heritage management, heritage policy or within the museum world.
  • provides you with a variety of regional expertise on Europe, the Near East, the Mediterranean, and the Americas
  • has earned a place in the top of archaeology research and teaching institutes in the world.
  • hosts enthusiastic students and staff who form a dynamic international research community, active all around the world.
  • offers teaching that is strongly linked to our research, so you do not only hear about our research in the classroom, but also participate in it.

Choosing archaeology at Leiden University

  • Choose from a wide variety of challenging regional and thematic specialisations.
  • Study in a faculty that ranks in the top 10 worldwide in academic reputation and research impact
  • Benefit from the tuition and support of our outstanding international faculty staff, whose members are involved in projects all over the world, with a strong emphasis on field archaeology.
  • Work with top researchers and benefit from the strong connection between our current research projects and our curriculum.
  • Gain a multidisciplinary focus by drawing on theories, methods and techniques from the humanities, social sciences, and other sciences. Add substantial value to your research by adopting the perspective of the ecologist, anthropologist, and geologist.

Broad array of skills

The broad array of skills that you will acquire as an archaeologist will make you an attractive target for a wide range of employers. These skills will equip you for a variety of positions in the Netherlands or abroad, in government or in business. They will also make you an objective, critical and, above all, articulate and creative thinker.

Creative thinkers have the ability to draw logical and accurate conclusions from incomplete information, and to come up with practical and original solutions. This ability will make you a great fit with many different professions.

Programme Structure

Specialisations:

  • Applied Archaeology (MA)
  • Archaeological Science (MSc)
  • Heritage and Museum Studies (MA)
  • Global Archaeology (MA)

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You’ll need a BA or BSc degree (or equivalent) to be admitted to any of Leiden University’s master’s programmes.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19300 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • Second Dutch master’s programme: €15.100 per year

Living costs for Leiden

850 - 1250 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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