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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?

This video explains what the Master’s in Archaeology are about. Students of these programmes also share their experiences with you.

Degree certificate

The Research Master's in Archaeology 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).

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Our world-class academics in heritage and historical archaeology will ensure that you acquire a sound knowledge of theoretical approaches, and that you also enhance your practical skills through self-directed research and project work. Dr James Symonds
Facts & Figures
Degree programme
Research MA Archaeology
Regular study programme
120 ECTS, 24 months
Language of instruction
Starts in
CROHO code
University Quarter