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Archaeology and Heritage (Archaeology)

Research Master

The innovative, interdisciplinary two-year Research Master's programme Archaeology and Heritage provides a strong theoretical and conceptual foundation in in heritage studies, archaeology and material culture, while crucially teaching you how these fields intersect in the past and present. We investigate the reciprocal relationships between objects and meanings, and the dynamics of memory, from diverse theoretical and methodological perspectives.

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Master's Week 4-8 Nov
Master's Week 10 -14 Feb
Why study Archaeology and Heritage at the UvA?


This programme offers collaboration opportunities with prestigious heritage institutions in Amsterdam, including museums, archives, government bodies and commercial organisations, thus providing valuable research opportunities.

Amsterdam, UNESCO World Heritage

The integrated Archaeology and Heritage research programme is taught from the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, thus providing real-world professional experience.

Fieldwork opportunities

A wide range of ACASA fieldwork projects across Europe and the Mediterranean provide you with the opportunity to experience archaeology and heritage in action.

Choose your interests

The programme includes 42 ECTS of individual modules, including electives and tutorials, allowing you to choose your personal interests.

Is Archaeology and Heritage right for you?

  1. You are interested in expanding your knowledge of archaeology and heritage, alongside a willingness and curiosity to integrate academic research with practical skills.
  2. You are eager to conduct independent research, adept at formulating research questions, collecting material, applying theory and crafting a thesis.
  3. You are enthusiastic, highly motivated and passionate about how archaeology and heritage can make a difference to the contemporary world.
What does this programme entail?

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Degree programme
Research MA Archaeology
Regular study programme
120 ECTS, 24 months
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