Archaeology of Northwestern Europe (Archaeology)

The one-year Master’s programme Archaeology of Northwestern Europe covers 3,000 years of European History, and allows you to specialise in one of two key European eras: Globalisation and interconnectivity in Iron Age and Roman Europe, and the Medieval and Early Modern world.

Archaeology of Northwestern Europe

The Master’s in Archaeology of Northwestern Europe offers specialised training in more than 3000 years of European archaeology. The two specialisations in the programme each combine theoretical and thematic approaches with practical fieldwork and research practices. Considerable attention is paid to contemporary developments in the field, introducing students to debates such as the archaeology of intercultural connections like trade and conflict. The programme also offers you the chance to develop your own research and internships.

Two archaeological epochs

Spanning nearly 3000 years of Northwestern European history, the Master’s in Archaeology of Northwestern Europe enables you to specialise in one of two regional archaeological eras. The specialisation Globalisation and Interconnectivity in Late Prehistoric and Roman Europe explores the integration of Celtic/Germanic societies of the Iron Age into the Roman Empire, while The Medieval and Early Modern World focuses on the study of the origins and developments of cities such as Amsterdam in conjunction with developments in the landscape.

Archaeology in Amsterdam

The Master’s programme in Archaeology of Northwestern Europe is one of three Archaeology programmes offered by the Amsterdam Centre for Ancient Studies and Archaeology (ACASA), a joint venture of the University of Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam – for the other programmes, see: Landscape and Heritage and Mediterranean Archaeology. ACASA enables you to benefit from the expertise of two universities, and allows you to choose from a wide range of courses, interest fields, and specialisations.

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Degree certificate

Archaeology of Northwestern Europe is an accredited degree programme of Archaeology. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in Archaeology and the title Master of Arts (MA).

Degree programme
MA Archaeology
Regular study programme
60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction
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