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Master Landscape and Heritage (Archaeology)

Landscape and Heritage (Archaeology)

In the one-year Master's degree programme Archaeology: Landscape and Heritage, you will study the dynamic past of both contemporary and historical landscapes, and you will explore the ways in which they are preserved and maintained as archaeological heritage.

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Landscape and Heritage Archaeology

The specialisation Landscape and Heritage focuses on the significance of historical landscapes and materials in both later periods and the modern world. Both the cultural and the more science-based approach of landscape archaeology are present in the programme. The side of archaeological heritage focuses on the multifaceted meanings of archaeological remains in modern society. Processes of preservation and management, the role of archaeology in spatial planning, and its societal impact in Europe are some of the key-issues that are being addressed in this Master’s programme.

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Archaeology in Amsterdam

This Master’s degree programme is offered by two universities. The University of Amsterdam and VU Amsterdam combined their expertise on the field of ancient history and archaeology in the Amsterdam Centre for Ancient Studies and Archaeology (ACASA). This merging of specialists from various academic disciplines creates a stimulating environment for collaboration and study.

Why study Archaeology in Amsterdam?

This Master's in Archaeology offers you:

  • A world-class education: both UvA and VU Amsterdam have leading international positions in the field of Landscape and Heritage, in research and in teaching.
  • The programme has forged strong ties with a number of archaeological institutions, such as the Allard Pierson Museum.
  • The opportunity to study historical archaeology at leading research universities in Amsterdam, a vibrant European hub with a rich historical and cultural heritage.
  • The programme draws close links between teaching and ongoing research.

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Degree certificate

Archaeology: Landscape and Heritage 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).

Once you enrol at the UvA, you will also automatically be enrolled as an guest student at VU Amsterdam. If you enrol at VU Amsterdam, the exact opposite applies. Please note that you will receive one diploma from the university at which you originally enrolled.

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Landscape and Heritage (Archaeology)
Degree programme MA Archaeology
Type Regular study programme
Credits 60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction English
CROHO code 60805