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Master
Archaeology
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Careers

The Master's programme Archaeology prepares you for a senior role as an archaeologist and a specialist in a variety of heritage fields.

Job market

Students graduating with a Master’s degree in Archaeology can be employed in positions requiring in-depth knowledge of archaeology. They also find their way into other jobs requiring a range of academic skills. Examples of sectors in which students who have followed this programme have found positions include:

  • Contract archaeology (excavation, survey, consultancy, IT)
  • Local, national or international heritage management agencies (policy, management, IT, public outreach, research)

The broad cultural heritage sector including:

  • Museums (curating, public outreach, IT, research)
  • Archives (collection management, research, IT)
  • Journalism
  • Cultural tourism

Occasionally, students find jobs in quite different fields, such as:

  • IT sector
  • Banking and business administration

An academic career

Graduates can also choose to pursue a PhD programme at the UvA or the VU Amsterdam, or at another university in the Netherlands or abroad. When pursuing an academic career, it is advised to join the two-year Research Master's programme Archaeology and Heritage.