A unique combination of scientific traditions
The two-year Research Master's programme in Archaeology and Heritage trains you to think critically about how human societies have dealt with the past in pre-modern times, as well as the diverse and conflicting ways in which the past is interpreted and put to use in the world today. This innovative programme offers you a strong theoretical and conceptual foundation in heritage and memory studies, archaeology and material culture and, crucially, teaches you how these fields intersect in the past and present.
A research-driven programme
The Research Master’s programme integrates all branches of research focusing on the material and intangible remains of the past, the reciprocal relations between objects and meanings, and the dynamics of memory, from diverse theoretical and methodological perspectives. It provides a unique foundation for students planning to pursue a PhD degree or a career in heritage and memory studies, historical and archaeological preservation, policy and consultancy or management in non-governmental organisations and international enterprises.
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Why study Archaeology and Heritage at the UvA?
- The Research Master’s programme provides opportunities for collaborations with world-class heritage institutions in Amsterdam, including the Allard Pierson Knowledge Institute and Museum, the Amsterdam Museum and others;
- By doing this programme, you will benefit from the expertise brought by an integrated archaeology and heritage research programme which is taught from the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The Research Master's in Archaeology and Heritage places a strong emphasis on employability. You will acquire a range of transferable skills and actively engage with experts in the field of heritage and archaeology, which will enable you to pursue a career in archaeology and the wider heritage sector.
The Research Master's in Archaeology and Heritage is an accredited degree programme of Archaeology. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in Archaeology and the title Master of Arts (MA).