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The Bachelor’s programme Archaeology is chronologically and thematically structured. During the propaedeutic year the programme is quite broad, before eventually becoming more specialised. The study programme is comprised of theoretical and practical courses; students actively participate in excavations. The UvA offers an English-taught programme, Archaeology, and a programme taught in Dutch: Archeologie en prehistorie.

The Master’s programmes, a one-year Master's Archaeology and a two-year Research Master's Archaeology and Heritage, are taught in English. 

Programmes in Archaeology, Ancient Studies and Classics are offered by the Amsterdam Centre for Ancient Studies and Archaeology (ACASA), which is a joint effort by the UvA and the VU at combining their expertise in the fields of Ancient Studies, Classical Languages and Archaeology.

Apart from the programmes in archaeology, ACASA also offers a Bachelor's programme in Ancient Studies (also offered in Dutch: Oudheidwetenschappen) and a Dutch-taught Bachelor's Griekse en Latijnse taal en cultuur, a Master's Classics and Ancient Civilizations and a Reseach Master's Classics and Ancient Civilizations (the latter which can only be studied at the VU).