Archaeology

Learning Archaeology in a centre of excellence

Learning archaeology in a centre of excellence

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam hosts an internationally respected centre of learning and research in the field of Archaeology. Its staff is renowned for its high-quality teaching and research projects, having obtained numerous prestigious national and international grants. With strong links with archaeology, history and heritage institutions in the Netherlands and abroad, the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Archaeology program provides a dedicated interdisciplinary and international research environment, and as such an outstanding working environment for students and staff.

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Exploring the depths of theory while anchored in material evidence

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers MA and RMA degrees in Archaeology to students from the EU and beyond. Both students and experts rate the quality of teaching at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Archaeology highly. Thanks to a unique structure of partnerships, we are able to offer our students a large variety of course options and topics, ranging from the writing of theoretical treatises to archaeological fieldwork and laboratory analysis. Both disciplinary and interdisciplinary curricula can be selected; students can either specialise in a particular field of archaeology or broaden their interest from a Humanities-wide perspective. The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers its Archaeology program in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam, in the context of the Amsterdam Centre for Ancient Studies and Archaeology(ACASA). The Humanities perspective is embedded in the VU department of Art and Culture, History and Antiquities (AHA), which opens windows to challenging related academic fields such as environmental or digital humanities and cultural heritage studies.



Reading the landscape from past to present: creating new sustainable futures for archaeological heritage


Archaeology of North Western EuropeArchaeology of North Western Europe
From Roman villa landscapes in the southern Netherlands to the shipyards of the VOC.
Landscape and HeritageLandscape and Heritage
Study the past of the landscape. Discover the significance of archaeology as heritage.
Mediterranean ArchaeologyMediterranean Archaeology
Material culture and cultural interconnections in the Mediterranean.