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Archaeological Science

Leiden University

12 months
Duration
19300 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
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Tuition fee
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About

The Archaeological Science MSc programme at Leiden University delves into the specifics of archaeological methods and techniques. The combination of hands-on field experience and laboratory work offers a challenging and rewarding research environment.

Overview

Scientific methodology is an important approach in modern archaeology and it is at the heart of archaeological science. Hypotheses, data, theory, experiments, observations, as well as presentation and interpretation, are all key to our understanding of our past. The Archaeological Science MSc programme at Leiden University gives you the freedom to choose your own focus based on your own interests. You may study archaeobotany and archaeozoology, or prefer to dive into human osteoarchaeology. You may rather explore material culture, or further develop your skills in digital archaeology. All of these choices can be combined with lectures on specific regions or time periods.

Career prospects

  • 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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Current Issues in Archaeological Science
  • Data Analysis and Statistics
  • Archaeobotany
  • Archaeozoology
  • Human Osteoarchaeology
  • Digital Archaeology 
  • Material Culture Studies
  • Scientific Methodology in Archaeology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in Archaeology from a university, equivalent in knowledge, understanding and skills to the level of the BA Archaeology degree at Leiden University.

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

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Funding

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