In this programme, you will learn to find the answer to these and other puzzles of Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology. The programme is part of the Archaeology Master programme and builds on the knowledge and skills obtained in a BA programme of Archaeology.
Within the programme three different tracks are available. These tracks have their specific core modules, but also share courses with the other tracks within our MA programme.
The tracks are:
* Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology, with core modules The Rise of Cities and States, Mediterranean Landscape Archaeology and the Archaeology of Death.
* Bioarchaeology, with a core module of the same name.
* Maritime Archaeology with a core module of the same name.
The first semester comprises one compulsory module, Archaeology Today, and two optional modules (The Rise of Cities and States, and Mediterranean Landscape Archaeology). In the second semester you can follow two optional modules (Archaeology of Death, Advanced GIS course), or do an internship. The final stage of the MA programme is a thesis.
Why in Groningen?
- flexible structure - all courses are taught in English - attention to both theory and practice - large international research projects in Italy, Greece, Egypt, Turkey, Iraq - unique archaeobotanical and archaeozoological reference collections - GIS and Material Culture laboratories - close connections with Ancient History, Classics and Religious Studies - close connections with Centre for Isotopes Research and Biology - very low tuition fees - a student friendly city
The job opportunities for archaeologists in Europe are good. Because of the Valleta Treaty, all spatial planning projects have to take archaeological heritage into account. This has increased the work possibilities at consultancy and governmental agencies. It is also possible to find a position in the museum world or become an academic researcher.
The BA and MA programmes are strongly tied to the Groningen Institute of Archaeology (GIA), which comprises the archaeological research of the University of Groningen.
GIA research is focused on: - Prehistoric, protohistoric and historical archaeology in the Netherlands, the Mediterranean and the Arctics. - Bioarchaeology: archaeobotany and archaeozoology - Material culture studies, including conservation - Landscape archaeology, including GIS-based studies