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The award
MA

How long you will study
24 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 2060

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
February, September

International course fees
EUR 11500

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About Archaeology at University of Groningen

Are you interested in archaeology, and want to pursue a research career? Do you want a programme which combines intensive training and a flexible structure? Then this is the programme for you.

The aim of the two-year Research Master in Archaeology is toprovide you with the theoretical abilities and methodologicalskills which will enable you to become a successful researcher. You will develop a thorough understanding of key debates inarchaeology, develop a critical attitude and acquire essentialorganizational, 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 andchronological coverage - from the Arctic and NorthwesternEurope to the Mediterranean and the Near East, from the Mesolithicto historical archaeology.

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

In the first year, you will attend three compulsory courses, butcan choose two courses yourself.
In the second year, you will once more attend two compulsorycourses, and one elective. You will complete the programme bywriting a thesis on a topic which you can choose yourself.

Are you interested in archaeology, and want to pursue a research career? Do you want a programme which combines intensive training and a flexible structure? Then this is the programme for you.

The aim of the two-year Research Master in Archaeology is toprovide you with the theoretical abilities and methodologicalskills which will enable you to become a successful researcher. You will develop a thorough understanding of key debates inarchaeology, develop a critical attitude and acquire essentialorganizational, 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 andchronological coverage - from the Arctic and NorthwesternEurope to the Mediterranean and the Near East, from the Mesolithicto historical archaeology.

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

In the first year, you will attend three compulsory courses, butcan choose two courses yourself.
In the second year, you will once more attend two compulsorycourses, and one elective. You will complete the programme bywriting a thesis on a topic which you can choose yourself.

After your studies

Job prospects

Thanks to the Valetta Treaty on Archaeology, the job market in the Netherlands has been strong. These opportunities have nowdecreased, leading to a more diverse job market, within governmentand semi-government agencies, tourism, journalism and privateenterprises. Archaeology is traditionally strong in obtaininggrants for research projects, especially PhD projects.

Thanks to the Valetta Treaty on Archaeology, the job market in the Netherlands has been strong. These opportunities have nowdecreased, leading to a more diverse job market, within governmentand semi-government agencies, tourism, journalism and privateenterprises. Archaeology is traditionally strong in obtaininggrants for research projects, especially PhD projects.

Job examples

  • Commercial archaeological firms
  • Free-lance specialist
  • Musea
  • State archaeological service
  • Research institutes
  • Cultural institutes
  • PhD research
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Entry requirements

Admission requirements

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Excellent academic record.

language test

Minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 100 (with a minimum of 25 onwriting skills) or IELTS 7 (with a minimum of 6.5 on all items).ERK level C1.

previous education

BA degree in:

  • Archaeology
reference letter

Two letters of recommendation from relevant experts.

written requestNo further information
other admission requirements

Furthermore, the selection procedure is also based on anevaluation of degree certificates, individual results and thethesis or paper.

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
grade list

Excellent academic record.

language test

Minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 100 (with a minimum of 25 onwriting skills) or IELTS 7 (with a minimum of 6.5 on all items).ERK level C1.

previous education

Bachelor degree in:

  • Archaeology
reference letter

Two letters of recommendation from relevant experts.

written requestNo further information
other admission requirements

Furthermore, the selection procedure is also based on anevaluation of degree certificates, individual results and thethesis or paper.

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