Why did people choose to inhabit the Dutch coastal plain during prehistory? What was the relevance of megalithic monuments to later prehistoric societies?
Students in this track are trained to research these type of questions.
This track is part of the Master's degree program of Archaeology and builds on the knowledge and skills obtained in a BA program of Archaeology.
Within the program four different specializations are available.These specializations have their specific core modules, but also share courses with the other specializations within our MA program.
The specializations are:
- Prehistory and Proto-history in northwest Europe, with core modules Prehistoric Cultural Landscapes and Terp-mound Archaeology.
- Bioarchaeology, with a core module of the same name.
- Maritime Archaeology with a core module of the same name.
- Arctic Archaeology, with the core module Sustainability at the Polar Regions.
The first semester comprises one compulsory module, Archaeology Today, and two of the other modules named here. In the second semester, there is the opportunity to do an internship or an advanced GIS course. The final stage of the master's track is a thesis.
- Arctic Archaeology (specialization)
- Bioarchaeology (specialization)
- Prehistory and Protohistory (specialization)
- Master's placement (specialization)
A placement is compulsory in this Master's track.
It is your responsibility to find a placement yourself, but the Mobility Office can offer help with this where necessary. Click the link above to find examples of placements completed by other Master's students.
- Master's Honors Program (honors program)
The Master's Honors Program was developed especially for students who want to get more from their studies.
It is a program worth 15 ECTS that is followed in addition to the standard Master's program. It is a one-year interdisciplinary program that is designed to introduce students to various aspects of leadership.
- Study abroad is discouraged.
- For an average of weeks.
Going abroad during this Master's program is possible, but you have to realize that this will take you several months extra to finish your studies.
|Specific requirements||More information|
|language test||Minimum language requirements of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items). ERK level B2 (preferably C1).|
|Type of student||Deadline||Start course|
|EU/EEA students||15 October 2017, 01 May 2018||01 February 2018, 01 September 2018|
|non-EU/EEA students||01 February 2018, 01 September 2018|
Thanks to the Valetta Treaty on Archaeology, the job market in the Netherlands has been strong. These opportunities have now decreased, leading to a more diverse job market, within government and semi-government agencies, tourism, journalism and private enterprises. Archaeology is traditionally strong in obtaining grants for research projects, especially Ph.D. projects.
The BA and MA programs 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.
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