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  MA / MSc Archaeology


Leiden University    Faculty of Archaeology

Full time September, February MA, MSc Full-time: 1 year
History & Archaeology (19)

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Unleash your passion for unraveling the mysteries of the past with the MA/MSc Archaeology programme at Leiden University. Dive into the fascinating realms of societies and cultures, reconstructing history to address modern-day challenges like migration and climate change. Choose from specialisations like Applied Archaeology, Archaeological Science, Heritage and Museum Studies, or Global Archaeology, each offering a unique perspective and skill set. Benefit from a top 10 globally ranked faculty, engaging with international experts in field archaeology and multidisciplinary research. Whether you pursue an MA or MSc, your journey will be enriched by regional expertise in Europe, the Near East, the Mediterranean, and the Americas. Develop a broad array of skills that will make you a sought-after professional in various sectors worldwide. Join a vibrant international research community and embark on a rewarding career with a master's degree from Leiden University. Are you ready to make history come alive?

About the course

Studying archaeology at Leiden University is all about studying societies and cultures from the past, trying to reconstruct them and bring them back to life. You will apply your interest in the past to make a meaningful contribution to resolving present-day societal issues, such as migration, globalisation and climate change.

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Entry Requirements

BA degree (or equivalent) in Archaeology or a relevant discipline. See View Website for details.

Additional specific requirements may apply per specialisation area. There is an additional language requirement (not applicable for Dutch students, students from Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia, and students


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Student Profile

Linda Dielemans
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I am project leader and field archaeologist with the Heritage Team at the municipality of Utrecht. Whenever an organisation wants to build something in the municipality, an archaeological study first has to be carried out. I go with the team to do the fieldwork; we observe the area, excavate the ground and search for traces. I love working outside, even in the rain.

I often work on building sites, where accidents can happen, so I have to have a number of different certificates, such as in-company emergency assistance and safety training. I also have a medical check-up every year. I sometimes have to work in areas where the ground is polluted, so I have to take special care of my health.

You can choose as an archaeologist to focus on policy. That means, for example, that you assess building applications and decide whether or not an archaeological study has to be carried out. That’s one of the reasons I think it’s good to do a number of fieldwork projects as part of your studies. Getting some experience of working in the practical environment is really important, and it shows you whether or not this is the right kind of work for you.

Scholarships

For full details please visit the Leiden Excellence Scholarship website.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Partial to full tuition

Eligibility

For excellent Non-EEA/non-EFTA students joining a full-time Leiden University Master's degree programme - with the exception of LLM (non-advanced) and MSc programmes at Leiden Law School. Exception: All nationalities for Advanced LLMs & MSc Int. Relations and Diplomacy are eligible to apply.

Application Procedure

For full details please visit the Leiden Excellence Scholarship website.


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For full details please visit the Leiden University Fund - Lutfia Rabbani Scholarship Fund website.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Up to €30,000

Eligibility

The scholarship is intended for students who have received an official letter of admission to a one-year Master's programme at Leiden University. Applicants must be nationals of one of the following countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates or Yemen. This fund is intended for students who have demonstrated exceptional academic excellence and a strong motivation to promote Euro-Arab dialogue.

Application Procedure

For full details please visit the Leiden University Fund - Lutfia Rabbani Scholarship Fund website.


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