Archaeology (Research)



Type of DegreeMA

EU FeesEUR 2,314

Cost non-EUEUR 14,800

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Is this programme for you?

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

Why study archaeology with the University of Groningen?

Our two-year Research Master in Archaeology provides you with theoretical understanding and methodological skills needed 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.

The curriculum has a broad geographical and chronological coverage, from the Arctic and Northwestern Europe to the Mediterranean and the Near East, from the Mesolithic to historical archaeology.

You can tailor the curriculum to suit your personal interests. In the first year, you will take three compulsory courses, but can choose two elective courses. In the second year, you will take attend two compulsory courses, and one elective. You will complete the programme by writing a thesis on a topic of your choice.

Employability is 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.

How to apply

To apply to the Research Master in Archaeology programme at the University of Groningen, you need to hold a Bachelor's degree in Archaeology.

Career opportunities

The degree is an excellent preparation for a research career in archaeology. Many of our graduates have been successful in securing a PhD position in the Netherlands or abroad. They have also obtained other research oriented positions (f.i. in museums, heritage institutions and research institutes).

Job examples:

  • Research oriented career
  • PhD research
  • Position in research institutes
  • Position in museum
  • Position in heritage institutions

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