Students graduating with a Master’s degree in Archaeology can be employed in positions requiring in-depth knowledge of archaeology. They also find their way into other jobs requiring a range of academic skills. Examples of sectors in which students who have followed this programme have found positions include:
- Contract archaeology (excavation, survey, consultancy, IT)
- Local, national or international heritage management agencies (policy, management, IT, public outreach, research)
The broad cultural heritage sector including:
- Museums (curating, public outreach, IT, research)
- Archives (collection management, research, IT)
- Cultural tourism
Occasionally, students find jobs in quite different fields, such as:
- IT sector
- Banking and business administration
An academic career
Graduates can also choose to pursue a PhD programme at the UvA or the VU Amsterdam, or at another university in the Netherlands or abroad. When pursuing an academic career, it is advised to join the two-year Research Master's programme Archaeology and Heritage.
Your diploma is not a farewell
After graduating, you don't have to say goodbye to the University of Amsterdam! We are happy to help you develop your career. You can join the young alumni programme, which will assist you in mapping out your career. And as an alumnus, you can also still use the Student Careers Centre.