Archaeology (research)

University of Groningen

M.A. On Campus
24 months
13500 EUR/year
2143 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Are you interested in archaeology and want to pursue a research career? Do you want a graduate programme which combines intensive training and a flexible structure? Then the Archaeology (research) programme at the University of Groningen is for you!


The aim of the Archaeology (research) programme at the University of Groningen is to provide you with the theoretical abilities and methodological skills which will enable you to become a successful researcher. 

You will develop a thorough understanding of key debates in archaeology, develop a critical attitude and acquire essential organizational, networking and teaching skills. Most importantly, you can tailor the programme to your needs and special interests. 

The Research Master in Archaeology has a broad geographical and chronological coverage – from the Arctic and North-western Europe to the Mediterranean and the Near East, from the Mesolithic to historical archaeology.

In addition, the programme will increase your chances in the job market: You can do an internship, or become research assistant; you will also be trained in writing peer-reviewed articles, grant applications, and a PhD proposal.

Job prospects

The degree is excellent preparation for a research career in archaeology. While many of our graduates are successful in capturing a PhD position in the Netherlands or abroad, they also have the possibility of obtaining other research-oriented positions (f.i. in museums, heritage institutions, and research institutes).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Anthropocene: Humans Shaping the Earth 
  • Current Issues in Archaeological Theory
  • Flexible Component 
  • National Research School Courses 
  • Death as a Mirror of Life
  • Flexible Component

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • BA degree in Archaeology
  • Two letters of recommendation from relevant experts.
  • Furthermore, the selection procedure is also based on an evaluation of degree certificates, individual results and the thesis or paper

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


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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Updated over a year ago

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Archaeology (research)
University of Groningen


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