Universiteit Leiden

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Heritage and Society (BA)

Why Leiden University?

High-quality education by talented lecturers and renowned researchers, international fieldwork internships, and practicals in ultramodern laboratories: the bachelor's programme in Archaeology at Leiden University offers you the perfect basis for a successful career.

Five reasons why you should study Archaeology in Leiden

  • Familiarise yourself with all aspects of archaeology: from the newest technological innovations to related disciplines, like ecology, geology, statistics, and anthropology. After graduation you will be widely employable.
  • Profit from our personal and challenging education programme by inspiring lecturers and experienced researchers. Get the best out of yourself in our small-scale classes and under intensive supervision.
  • Gain knowledge as well as practical experience in our many-sided programme. After graduation you are widely employable in a variety of international positions in government, business, research or museums. 
  • Bring your learnings into practice right away by joining on-going research projects.
  • Join our lively and social study association Terra.

Study at the Faculty of Archaeology

  • Study at a Faculty that has quite rightly earned a place in the top ten of archaeology research and teaching institutes in the world.
  • Benefit from our large network in international research.
  • Join high-quality practicals in our ultramodern laboratories.
  • Use our modern facilities and consult the world-renowned collections of the University Library.

Study at a world-class university

Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands and enjoys an excellent worldwide reputation built up over more than four centuries. Since 1575 we’ve provided sound personal education for hundreds of thousands of students from all over the world. We’ll do our utmost to give you the best possible support. And if you can and want to do more, we’ll challenge you every step of the way. For many years, we’ve been among the leaders in Dutch university rankings and we are currently to be found in a variety of top international rankings too.
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