Learning Archaeology in a centre of excellence

Learning archaeology in a centre of excellence

VU 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 Master's programme Archaeology provides a dedicated interdisciplinary and international research environment, and as such an outstanding working environment for students and staff. Both experts and students rate the quality of teaching at VU Amsterdam highly.

Unique partnerships

VU Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam are offering a joint Master's programme in Archaeology within the Amsterdam Centre for Ancient Studies and Archaeology (ACASA), which also offers a range of other Master's programmes in the field of Ancient Studies. Thanks to this joint venture you can choose from a wide range of courses, interest fields and specialisms, ranging from the writing of theoretical treatises to archaeological fieldwork and laboratory analysis. Both disciplinary and interdisciplinary curricula can be selected; students can either specialize in a particular field of archaeology or broaden their interest from a Humanities-wide perspective which opens windows to challenging related academic fields such as environmental or digital humanities and cultural heritage studies.

Three different programmes

Archaeology of Northwestern EuropeArchaeology of Northwestern 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

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Passionate about research?

Students who are passionate about archaeological research and show exceptional promise in the bachelors degree programme in Archaeology can apply for the exciting two-year Research Master's programme Classics and Ancient Civilizations and choose Archaeology as specialization. This programme is a perfect preparation for a further career in academia.