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Archaeology (Research), MA/MSc

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #67 (WUR) ,
The master programme in Archaeology (Research) is the most diverse in the Netherlands. Benefit from our extensive experience and international reputation in archaeological research, and lay the best foundation for a career in academia.

About

The two-year master's programme in Archaeology (research) is organised around the excellent research for which Leiden University has reached international renown. Students in this programme will choose a supervisor with whom they set up a personal study plan. The supervisor will be the student's personal coach throughout the research master's.

Supervisors are either Professors or Associate Professors and are specialised in a range of research topics.

The programme's courses aim to intensify and broaden the students' knowledge base and to develop research and publication skills. You are encouraged to visit conferences, contribute to workshops and to take courses outside the department.

Career prospects

Open up a world of opportunities with your master's degree in Archaeology from Leiden University!

Our graduates find employment as:

  • field archaeologists
  • researchers
  • PhD candidates at Leiden University or other universities
  • policy advisors at governmental institutes or NGOs
  • consultants with independent or commercial companies
  • museum curators
  • cultural resource managers (Heritage)
  • university or secondary school teachers
  • journalists
  • publishers
  • public relations officers
  • project managers
  • digital education officers at museums
  • digital specialists

Accreditation

Accredited by: NVAO in: the Netherlands

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Archaeological Theory / Advanced Scientific Methodology
  • Teaching assistance 
  • Conferences and workshops
  • Research and thesis
  • Advanced Themes in Archaeology
  • RMA research seminar
  • Modular course (from MA)
  • Elective

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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General Requirements

  • A copy of a valid passport or ID card
  • A copy of a Dutch residence permit (if applicable)
  • CV (résumé)
  • Language proficiency (if applicable)
  • Copies of diplomas and transcripts
  • Additional information in letter of motivation
  • Choose your supervisor
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Requirements for and how to submit letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18300 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2083 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2083 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Leiden

  • 850 - 1250 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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