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What will I learn?

The aim of the two-year Research Master in Archaeology is to provide you with the theoretical abilities and methodological skills which will enable you to pursue a successful career as a researcher, a specialist or a professional in leading positions. You will develop a thorough understanding of key debates in archaeology, develop a critical attitude and acquire essential organizational, networking and teaching skills. Most importantly, you can tailor the programme to your needs and special interests. The Research Master in Archaeology has a broad geographical and chronological coverage – from the Arctic and North-western Europe to the Mediterranean and the Near East, from the Mesolithic to historical archaeology.

In addition, the programme will increase your chances in the job market: You can become project assistant; you will be trained in writing peer-reviewed articles, grant applications and a PhD proposal. Our graduates have 80% employment rates: Out of the 17 who graduated since 2015, 7 got a PhD, 1 is in a predoctoral programme, 4 work in the commercial sector, 2 in the Heritage sector and 1 in the public sector.

At the start of the academic year 2020-2021, education will be offered partially online.

Why study this programme in Groningen?

The REMA Archaeology has been designated Top-Rated Programme, i.e. the best graduate programme in Archaeology in the Netherlands, for two years in a row. The programme offers:

Challenging multidisciplinary approach
A combination of taught courses and (a broad range of) elective components
Intensive supervision by high quality researchers in small groups
Close monitoring of progress

Job prospects

The degree is an excellent preparation for a research career in archaeology. While many of our graduates are successful in capturing a PhD position in the Netherlands or abroad, they also have 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

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts

Study options

Full Time (24 months)

Tuition fees
€13,500.00 (10,90,468) per year
Application deadline

Expected October 2022

More details

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

University of Groningen

Broerstraat 5,

Groningen,

9712 CP, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have Bachelor's degree. Additional requirements English: A VWO diploma or a subject certificate for VWO English (mark 6 or higher), minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items). Language Centre English Test (LCET) level C1 (B2 for no more than two components). Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a minimum score of 180.

For international students

BA degree in Archaeology

Additional requirements English: A VWO diploma or a subject certificate for VWO English (mark 6 or higher), minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 100 (with a minimum of 25 on writing skills), or IELTS 7 (with a minimum of 6.5 on all items). Language Centre English Test (LCET) level C1 (B2 for no more than two components). Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a minimum score of 185.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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