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Archaeology (Research MA)

The research master’s programme in Archaeology is the most diverse in the Netherlands. Benefit from our extensive experience and international reputation in archaeological research, and lay the best foundation for a career in academia.

What does this master's programme entail?

The two-year master's programme in Archaeology (research) is organised around the excellent research for which Leiden has reached international renown. There are 7 different focus areas, centred on the research projects that reflect the broad spectrum of research undertaken within the Faculty:

  • Human Origins (RMA) 
  • Prehistoric Farming Communities in Europe (RMA) 
  • Town and Country in the Mediterranean Region and the Near East (RMA)
  • Religion and Society in Native American Cultures (RMA) 
  • Archaeological Heritage in a Globalising World (RMA)
  • The Transformation of the Roman World (RMA)
  • Bioarchaeology (RMSc)

Why Archaeology (research) at Leiden University?

  • Study at a Faculty that has quite rightly earned a place in the top ten of archaeology research and teaching institutes in the world.
  • Explore fascinating regional and thematic specialisation possibilities. The programme stimulates extra-talented and motivated students by exposing them to cutting-edge research and making them part of it;
  • Gain all the 21st century professional and transferable skills you need, and find your own place in the wide world of archaeological careers;
  • Benefit from our research facilities and labs, field schools and excavation projects, experimental archaeology projects and the Dutch national research schools (ARCHON, OIKOS). The programme offers excellent opportunities for every prospective researcher.

More reasons to study Archaeology (research) at Leiden University.

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