A unique combination of scientific traditions
The Heritage, Memory and Archaeology (Archaeology) programme of the University of Amsterdam trains you to think critically about how human societies have dealt with the past in pre-modern times, as well as the diverse and conflicting ways in which the past is interpreted and put to use in the world today.
Whether you choose to specialise in ‘Heritage and Memory Studies’, or in ‘Archaeology and Material Culture’, this innovative programme offers a unique combination of scientific traditions and will give you a strong theoretical and conceptual foundation in Heritage and Memory Studies or Archaeology and Material Culture and the intersections between these fields.
A research-driven programme
The Research Master’s programme integrates all branches of research focusing on the material and intangible remains of the past, the reciprocal relations between objects and meanings, and the dynamics of memory, from diverse theoretical and methodological perspectives. It provides a unique foundation for students planning to pursue a PhD degree or a career in heritage and memory studies, historical and archaeological preservation, policy and consultancy or management in non-governmental organisations and international enterprises.
- Matter, Materiality and Material Culture
- Archaeology or Heritage in Practice
- Tutorial RMAArchaeology and Heritage
- Making Places: Landscape, Memory and Heritage
- Archaeology of Human Mobilities
- Historical Landscape and Archaeological Heritage
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Archaeology Museum Studies View 113 other Masters in Area & Cultural Studies in Netherlands
- A/3.6 (American system)
- 2.1 HONS (an upper second class honours degree in the British system)
- B (ECTS-system), or
- 7.5 (Dutch system)
- A Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in the humanities or social sciences, with a minimum of 30 ECTS (equivalent to a full-time semester of academic studies) taken in the field of Archaeology or Heritage
- English language requirements
- You are expected to have obtained at least the following grade average: A/3.6 (American system), 2.1 HONS (an upper second class honours degree in the British system), B (ECTS-system), or 7.5 (Dutch system)
International11440 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11440 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA2168 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Amsterdam
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.