• Archaeological Heritage and Museum Studies
• Archaeology and Anthropology of the Americas
• Archaeology of Europe and Historical Archaeology
• Archaeology of the Mediterranean and Near East
• Bioarchaeology and Material Culture Studies
From September 2015 the specialisations will be reorganised and added to:
• Archaeology and Anthropology of Mesoamerica and the Andes
• Archaeology of the Caribbean and Amazonia
• 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
• Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology
• Material Culture Studies
• Museum Studies
• Palaeolithic Archaeology
• Prehistory of North-Western Europe
The Master’s Programme in Archaeology at Leiden University is the most diverse in the Netherlands. There are several regional and thematic specialisations and the education programme is directly linked to ongoing research. The faculty staff are 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.
This master’s specialisation in Archaeology is a broad and challenging programme at a renowned faculty, which will give you a good position on the job market. Our graduates have found employment both in the public and private sector, and work at university institutes, museums, government, provincial and local authority agencies or at commercial agencies. In addition, this MA also provides you with the opportunity to pursue a PhD.
A career outside of archaeology
The archaeology programme at Leiden University has been set up in such a way that it also provide a sound basis for finding employment in sectors outside of archaeology. Career opportunities include journalism, publishing, public relations and positions at international organisations.
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