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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.

Do you have ambitions to start your own business? The Humanities Venture Lab is the place for the humanities entrepreneur starting out. As a student or alumnus, you can find training, coaching, inspiration sessions, and a workplace here. Watch the video’s below to see what the Humanities Venture Lab can do for you.

What can the Humanities Venture Lab offer you?
What can the Humanities Venture Lab offer you?
2 alumni about the added value of the Humanities Venture Lab
2 alumni about the added value of the Humanities Venture Lab

Your diploma is not a farewell

After graduating, you don't have to say goodbye to the University of Amsterdam! We are happy to help you develop your career. You can join the young alumni programme, which will assist you in mapping out your career. And as an alumnus, you can also still use the Student Careers Centre.