In this Archaeology - Mediterranean Archaeology programme from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam you’ll benefit from a strong theoretical focus as well as practice-oriented modules in which you’ll interpret field data and study archaeological materials first-hand.
The programme is made up of four core courses (24 EC), three research labs (18 EC), and your Master’s thesis (18 EC)
If you decide to follow the Mediterranean Archaeology track, you’ll focus more on the history of the ancient Mediterranean world – from the Bronze Age until the Early Modern Period.
However, you’ll specialise in Mediterranean Archaeology during the research labs, which are separate for each track. With the explicit aim of developing your knowledge in your chosen area of specialisation, these tutorials are related to research projects by ACASA Archaeology staff members who are experts in Mediterranean Archaeology. Your individual research assignment and Master’s thesis may also be on a topic of your choice within your area of specialisation.
After graduating with a Master’s degree in Archaeology, you’ll not only have in-depth knowledge of archaeology – you’ll also have a range of other academic skills, including research, critical thinking, fieldwork and analytical skills.
Pursue an academic career
Alternatively, you could decide to follow a PhD programme at VU Amsterdam, the University of Amsterdam, or another university in the Netherlands or abroad. If you decide to pursue an academic career, it’s a good idea to discuss the possibility of switching to a two-year Research Master's programme.
Programme StructureMediterranean Archaeology courses
- Problem Definition and Design (Mediterranean Archaeology)
- Data Collection and Analysis (Mediterranean Archaeology)
- Publication and Dissemination (Mediterranean Archaology)
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
The next VU Online Master's Event will take place on Saturday 5 March.
DisciplinesArchaeology History View 64 other Masters in History in Netherlands
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
The Master’s programme Archaeology is open for application to students with a Bachelor’s degree 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.
- Knowledge and understanding: knowledge and understanding of current research methods and theories within the field of Archaeology or Ancient Studies
- Knowledge and understanding: basic knowledge and understanding of the material culture and historical frameworks of Mediterranean or European Archaeology
- Skills: the ability to carry out a survey of (material) sources and secondary literature and to derive from this a ‘status quaestionis’
International16830 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16830 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
EU/EEA2209 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2209 EUR for the full programme 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.
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.