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Why study Archaeology at the UvA?

Personal development

There is plenty of room for personal development, among other ways through having the opportunity to play an active role in lecturers’ research projects.


The programme, a UvA-VU Amsterdam collaboration, comprises a strong team of lecturers and researchers, thus providing a stimulating environment for collaboration and study.

Collaborations with institutions 

As a student, you will profit from the programme’s collaboration with institutions like the municipal archaeological department, museums and foreign institutes in Amsterdam.

Fieldwork trips

You get to participate in fieldwork trips to such places as Greece. These experiences will help prepare you for the academic and professional world.

Is Archaeology right for you? 

  1. You want to learn how to use digital, forensic and other modern research techniques, as well as how to use them to find and analyse archaeological remains.
  2. You are eager to do fieldwork to discover and examine various remains. 
  3. You are keen to be part of a community of 40 first-year students.
  4. You would like to study at the highest ranked university in the Netherlands. 
Bachelor's programme in Archaeology explained

Find out in 5 minutes what the Archaeology programme is about and why you should study it in Amsterdam.

After graduation

Obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology from the UvA and VU’s ACASA will prime you for a career in the field of archaeology. Your skills will include conducting archaeological fieldwork, interpreting its results and conveying them to governments, clients and the general public. Graduates can also find work in heritage management or in the cultural sector including museums, journalism, and cultural tourism. 

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Facts & Figures
Degree programme
BA Archaeology
Regular study programme
180 EC ECTS, 36 months
Language of instruction
Starts in
CROHO code
University Quarter