Archaeology: Master programme overview, 2017-2018

Structure of the master programme

The Master programmes are organised within the framework of the Leiden University Graduate School of Archaeology. Apart from admission to the University (cf. enrolment), admission to the Graduate School is obligatory.

The Master programmes are directly linked to ongoing research. The Faculty staff is involved in projects all over the world, with a strong emphasis on field archaeology. There is an additional focus on ecology and geology, which is combined with iconological and historical studies, as well as with ethno-archaeological, anthropological and experimental approaches. In-depth knowledge of a specific cultural area is combined with ongoing debates in general theory, the development of new methods and the advancement of the use of information technology in the discipline.

Structure of the MA (Master of Arts) programme

General part: 2x5 ects
Specialisation 1: 10 ects
Specialisation 2: 10 ects
Thesis: 20 ects
Electives: 2x5 ects
Total: 60 ects

Structure of the MSc (Master of Science) programme

General part: 2x5 ects
Specialisation 1: 10 ects
Specialisation 2: 10 ects
Thesis: 20 ects
Laboratory work: 5 ects
Elective: 5 ects
Total: 60 ects

MA specialisations

Archaeology of the Americas
Archaeology of the Near East
Archaeology of the Roman Provinces, Middle Ages and Modern Period
Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology
Heritage Management in a World Context
Heritage of Indigenous Peoples
Museum Studies
Palaeolithic Archaeology
Prehistory of Europe

MSc specialisations

Human Osteoarchaeology
Material Culture Studies
Archaeobotany and Archaeozoology
Digital Archaeology

Electives

MA-students choose 2 electives (2×5 ects), MSc-students choose 1 elective (5 ects) and spend the other 5 ects on mandatory laboratory work.
See the list of MA electives and MSc electives.

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