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Global Archaeology

Leiden University

M.A.
12 months
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18300 EUR/year
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About

With Global Archaeology at Leiden University, the study of our past can help you understand and resolve current societal issues. Explore the dynamics in past societies: innovation, adaptation, resilience and resistance in processes of long- and short-term changes.

Overview

The Global Archaeology programme offered by the Leiden University, will admit you into a lively, multifaceted community and gives you access to researchers from many different backgrounds and to international networks all over the world.

Follow your personal interests, and choose from a plethora of focus areas. Will you focus on the deep past of humankind? Or do you prefer to dive into the Roman world? Or would you rather study pre-Columbian America? Within Global Archaeology, it is up to you.

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.

Career prospects

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

Programme Structure

Your focus area, your Career Profile, and thesis subject determine your specialisation and your eventual area of expertise. As part of your Career Profile, you will follow 3 courses and write your thesis. Aside from this, the Region Focus Area will let you choose 2 courses on the region of your choice.

Region Focus Areas:

  • Europe
  • The Near East
  • The Mediterranean
  • The Americas

Finally, there is room for fieldwork. A large part of the programme is intended for writing the thesis. In this thesis, the results of practical investigations are presented, combined with literature studies.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7

Other requirements

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
  • Writing sample
  • Programme overview form
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Letter of motivation
  • 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 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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