Archaeology of Northwestern Europe (Archaeology)

Archaeology of Northwestern Europe (Archaeology)

Master degree
12 months
Application deadlines: 1 March
Processing time: 30 days
Intakes: September
International tuition: €13,310
Domestic tuition: €2,083

Program overview

In this Master’s programme students can choose between two regional archaeological eras. The focus area Late Iron Age and Roman Period explores the integration of Celtic/Germanic societies of the Iron Age into the Roman Empire. The field of study Medieval and Early Modern Period focuses on the origins and developments of medieval trade and exchange, the growth of Amsterdam and the expansion of European capitalism with the colonisation of the New World.

Study options

This program can be done
On campus



A university Bachelor’s degree The Master’s programme in Archaeology of Northwestern Europe is open to all students with a Bachelor’s degree from the UvA or the VU, or a recognised equivalent from another accredited university in: Archaeology; any other degree programme with a demonstrable relationship to the Archaeology of Northwestern Europe. Other relevant university Bachelor’s degrees may also be accepted once they have been assessed and approved by the Examinations Board. The level of the Bachelor’s degree from a foreign higher education institution must be equal to three years of Dutch university education (to be judged by the Examinations Board). ‘Doorstroomminor’ Saxion Dutch students of the HBO programme Archaeology at Saxion (Deventer) are eligible for admission to the Master’s programme Archaeology if they have followed the PlusProgramme at Saxion and in addition the doorstroomminor Archeologie voor Saxion-studenten (30 EC). Students from Saxion who wish to follow the ‘doorstroomminor’, need to register as ‘bijvakstudent’ at the UvA. It is not possible to apply to this programme with a degree from another Dutch University of Applied Sciences (hbo). We do not offer a preparatory programme (schakelprogramma) for this MA. English language requirements New Master's students should be able to speak, read, write and understand English at an advanced academic level. Please check carefully whether you already meet the English language requirements or whether you need to arrange to take an official English language test.

Career opportunities

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: commercial archaeological research local, national or international heritage management the public presentation of archaeology the broad cultural heritage sector including: museums archives journalism cultural tourism