Archaeology of Northwestern Europe (Archaeology)

In the Master’s programme Archaeology of Northwestern Europe you will explore three thousand years of West European archaeology, from the Late Iron Age right through to the Early Modern period.


Education and research interlinked 

The Master’s programme Archaeology of Northwestern Europe covers the period from the Late Iron Age to the Early Modern period. The two specialisations in this programme are:

  • Late Iron Age and Roman Archaeology of Northwestern Europe.
  • Medieval and Early Modern Archaeology.

Both specialisations closely interlink with current research in the Netherlands in general and the city of Amsterdam in particular.

ACASA: Archaeology in Amsterdam

As of September 2012, the Master’s programmes Archaeology, and Classics and Ancient Civilisations will be jointly provided by the University of Amsterdam and the VU University Amsterdam via the Amsterdam Centre for Ancient Studies and Archaeology (ACASA). The Master’s programme Archaeology of Northwestern Europe forms part of this joint effort. By pooling their resources in ACASA, the two Amsterdam-based universities can offer the broadest package of Master’s programmes in the field of archaeology and classical antiquity in the Netherlands.

A lecturer speaks:

Prof. Jerzy Gawronski, head of the archaeology division of the Monuments and Archaeology Bureau of the city of Amsterdam, and Professor of Archaeology at ACASA:

‘The construction of the North/South metro line enables archaeologists to acquire new knowledge about the history of Amsterdam. The depth to which is dug, and the spot where the Amstel river once ran, make the excavations unique. Archaeologists excavate thousands of historical objects from the building site on a daily basis.’

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
Type
Regular study programme
Mode
Full-time
Credits
60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction
English
Starts in
September
CROHO code
60805

Published by  Faculty of Humanities