The Bachelor’s programme 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 Master’s programmes are taught in English and are jointly provided with the VU University of Amsterdam. The following three programmes are offered as part of the broad label Archaeology: 'Archaeology of Northwestern Europe', 'Landscape and Heritage', and 'Mediterranean Archaeology'. Also offered is a Research Master’s in Archaeology.
The Master’s education is managed 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.