Theory meets practice
The Archaeology programme of the University of Amsterdam has a theoretical orientation but at the same time offers practice-oriented modules in which you will interpret field data and study archaeological materials. Students are seen as partners in research; in two Research Labs you will actually participate in the ongoing research of the staff. Separate modules are devoted to preparation for the job market in field archaeology and heritage management.
Why study Archaeology at University of Amsterdam?
- This Master’s programme offers the opportunity to gain a world-class education in the archaeology of Europe and the adjacent Mediterranean area at a leading European university;
- You will gain hands-on experience of working with archaeological material from sites across the Mediterranean and Europe.
- You will be able to follow and develop your personal interests, among others by tapping into the wide array of expertise of eminent scholars at the UvA and the VU;
- Teaching takes place in small group classes with direct personal contact with tutors;
- As a student, you will profit from the programme’s collaboration with institutions such as the municipal archaeological service and the Allard Pierson Museum;
- Amsterdam is an international metropolis with a small-city feel. It is a welcoming place to live and study and English is widely spoken.
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Archaeology of Human Mobilities
- Historical Archaeology: Theories and Concepts
- Archaeology or Heritage in Practice
- Digital Practice in Archaeology
- Archaeology, Heritage and Society
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesArchaeology Anthropology History View 15 other Masters in Archaeology in Netherlands
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in: Archaeology, or Geo-archaeology, Ancient Studies, Anthropology, History (with demonstrable relationship to Ancient Studies), or a similar degree programme with a minimum of 30 ECTS (equivalent to a full-time semester of academic studies) taken in the field of Archaeology
- You are expected to have an awareness of basic theoretical notions in Archaeology, Ancient Studies and Heritage Studies
- English language requirements
International16060 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16060 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA2168 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 12 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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