Global Archaeology (MA)
If you would like to apply for this programme, you should first check the admission requirements.
General diploma requirements
A bachelor’s degree in Archaeology from a university, equivalent in knowledge, understanding and skills to the level of the BA Archaeology degree at Leiden University.
- Overall average grade of 6.0 (Dutch grading system) for BA2 +BA3
- Proven prior knowledge of the chosen specialisation / region
- A letter of motivation of max. 500 words which shows:
- you understand what the chosen specialisation entails;
- you can indicate the relevance of your previous education and experience to the chosen specialisation.
Applicants who have a bachelor’s degree from a university, equivalent to the level of a Dutch academic bachelor’s degree in Archaeology, but with a lack of specific archaeological knowledge or skills which can be obtained within max 1 year, will be admitted to the master after completing a pre-master's programme of max. 60 credits in the time set for the programme.
You will be asked to hand in the following:
- Curriculum vitae
- Movitation letter
- Two reference letters
Register via Studielink, then opt for the Bachelor higher year. In the uSis online portal to which you are redirected, you will be able to choose the pre-master option.
Sufficient command of English (IELTS 7.0, every bandscore needs to be sufficient (6.0), TOEFL 100 (internet-based) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE), with minimum grade C, or CPE/CAE 185 score).
For detailed information about which English qualifications are accepted, as well as the relevant exemption criteria, refer to English language proficiency.
Please note: You do not have to submit proof of proficiency if you have completed your education in Canada (except French-taught programmes in Canada), USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia, or when you hold an International Baccalaureate, or for Dutch students, if you have completed VWO level English or an English taught bachelor at a Dutch Research University.