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The award
MA

How long you will study
12 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 2060

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
February, September

International course fees
EUR 11500

All study options

About Archaeology at University of Groningen

Do you want to follow an excellent, new, international, fully English-speaking Master course? Discover one of the new Master's tracks in Archaeology at Groningen University!

You can choose between the Master's track in Classicaland Mediterranean Archaeology and the Master's track in Prehistoryand Protohistory of Northwest Europe. Both tracks includedifferent specializations: a specialization with the name of thetrack, a specialization in Bioarchaeology, while a thirdspecialization, Arctic Archaeology, can be followed under the trackPrehistory and Protohistory of Northwestern Europe. All tracks and their specializations will teach you to tackle archaeologicalproblems in a scientific way.

In the first semester, you will be introduced to thearchaeological practice and its multidisciplinary character. You will discuss the role of archaeology in contemporary society andexplore the relation between archaeology and politics. You will strengthen your knowledge of archaeological theories that areused in collecting and interpreting data. In addition, you willcarry out research in an excavation project. If you choose thetrack Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology, you will work on aproject in Greece, Italy, Turkey or Egypt. Does your preference goto Prehistory and Protohistory of Northwestern Europe, thenyou will carry out your research at a site in that region, or in the Arctic.

In the second semester, you have to do aninternship. Finally, you will finish your degree with athesis.

Elsevier:Master's programme Archaeology University of Groningen best of theNetherlands.

Do you want to follow an excellent, new, international, fully English-speaking Master course? Discover one of the new Master's tracks in Archaeology at Groningen University!

You can choose between the Master's track in Classicaland Mediterranean Archaeology and the Master's track in Prehistoryand Proto-history of Northwest Europe. Both tracks includedifferent specializations: a specialization with the name of thetrack, a specialization in Bioarchaeology, while a thirdspecialization, Arctic Archaeology, can be followed under the trackPrehistory and Protohistory of Northwestern Europe. All tracks and their specializations will teach you to tackle archaeologicalproblems in a scientific way.

In the first semester, you will discuss the role of archaeologyin contemporary society and explore the relation betweenarchaeology and politics. You will strengthen your knowledge of archaeological theories that are used in collecting andinterpreting data. We offer you a large variety of researchprojects in which you can participate, from the Near East to the Arctic region. In the second semester, you have to do aninternship. Finally, you will finish your degree with athesis.

Elsevier:Master's programme Archaeology University of Groningen best of theNetherlands.

After your studies

Job prospects

The degree is an excellent preparation for a research career inarchaeology. While many of our graduates are successful incapturing a PhD position in the Netherlands or abroad, they alsohave the possibility of obtaining other research oriented positions(f.i. in museums, heritage institutions and research institutes).

The degree is an excellent preparation for a research career inarchaeology. While many of our graduates are successful incapturing a PhD position in the Netherlands or abroad, they alsohave the possibility of obtaining other research oriented positions(f.i. in museums, heritage institutions and research institutes).

Job examples

  • Research oriented career
  • PhD research
  • Position in research institutes
  • Position in museum
  • Position in heritage institutions

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Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study12 months
    Course startsFebruary, SeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 2060International course feesEUR 11500

Notes about fees for this course

EU/EEA

€ 2060 per year

non-EU/EEA

€ 11500 per year

Entry requirements

Bachelor-Master connections

Study programmeOrganizationTransition
ArchaeologyAll Research universities

No additional requirements

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Did you receive your bachelor degree Archaeology via anotheruniversity, please contact the study advisor (studieadviesarchaeologie@rug.nl).

Admission requirements

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language test

Minimum language requirements of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items).ERK level B2 (preferably C1).

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
language test

Minimum language requirements of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items).ERK level B2 (preferably C1). Students who gained a bachelor's degree certificate from an English-taught degree programme, will automatically meet the language requirements.

What students think about University of Groningen

    If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    Ana Quintana, Mexico, Strategic Innovation Management

    I gained a Bachelor's degree in Management & Marketing in Mexico City before I came to the Netherlands to undertake my Master's programme. During my Bachelor's studies, I spent a semester in Canada and I wanted to expand my international (study) experiences before starting work. I was keen to focus on innovation which is not usually offered in Mexico hence the combination of Innovation and Strategy in one programme directed me to Groningen.

    My Master's thesis dealt with Innovation in family businesses and I now benefit from the intense research modules offered during the programme. Now I am working as a Promotion Manager in charge of the several customer loyalty programs offered by one of Mexico's biggest hotel chains. Although the Master's program was rather theoretical, I feel that it prepared me very well for my current job. 

    There was nothing about Groningen that I did not like: the city is just beautiful. I especially enjoyed going everywhere by bike, the variety of offers for students and, of course, the Queensday (now Kings Day) celebrations. Groningen has everything to make (foreign) students feel at home.

    Looking back a year after my return to Mexico, I feel that I especially enjoyed getting to know Dutch culture. In addition, the courses offered and the beauty of the city made my stay in Groningen an unforgettable experience. If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law

    Lejla Terzimehic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Global Criminal Law

    Thanks to the European Commission Scholarship and the Talent Grant from the University of Groningen, I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law that I am most passionate about, at one of the oldest and most prestigious European universities.

    Being very intellectually challenging, the master programme truly met my expectations. Sharing knowledge with my colleagues, all coming from different legal traditions, and learning from inspiring professors enriched me with the skills I hadn't attained during my previous education.

    What I found to be the most beneficial is that the Dutch education system which, taught us to develop a critical opinion on law-related issues. Moreover, this master programme had a unique approach in tackling controversial contemporary legal issues. Due to its strong comparative emphasis, it encouraged us to keep at constant track with our national law, which is of a huge significance.

    Both the master and a 6-month long internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for The Former Yugoslavia strengthened my belief in Justice. Furthermore, besides this academic benefit, I believe that studying abroad unequivocally broadens our horizons and tests prejudices we even are not aware of.

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