In the one-year Master’s in Mediterranean Archaeology, you will explore the long history of interconnections and cultural exchanges in the Mediterranean region from approximately 2000 BC and on, all the while taking into account numerous aspects of material culture.
In the Master’s programme Mediterranean Archaeology, the long and rich traditions of both the University of Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam are combined with innovative approaches of 21st century archaeology. The programme explores Mediterranean connectivity, especially of Italy and Greece, the role of ceramics in archaeology, and cultural interpretations on the basis of archaeological materials.
A rich research tradition
The Mediterranean Archaeology programme comprises both theoretical and thematic approaches, and combines them with practical research. Students are able to participate in archaeological fieldwork or engage in materials practice as part of an individual tutorial. The department conducts fieldwork at a variety of locations in Italy, Greece and Turkey, of which ancient Troy is one of the most notable sites. Other fieldwork sites includes Halos in Greece and Satricum in Italy.
Archaeology in Amsterdam
The Master’s programme in Mediterranean Archaeology is one of three Archaeology programmes offered by the Amsterdam Centre for Ancient Studies and Archaeology (ACASA), a joint venture of the University of Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam – for the other programmes, see: Archaeology of Northwestern Europeand Landscape and Heritage. ACASA enables you to benefit from the expertise of two universities, and allows you to choose from a wide range of courses, interest fields, and specialisations.
The Master’s programme in Mediterranean Archaeology offers three specialised core courses and two shared archaeology courses (Cutting Edge in Archaeology; Archaeology and Society). An elective can be chosen from a wide range of Master’s programmes, such as archaeology, heritage and history. Each student must either do a research tutorial or an internship, as well as complete an individual Master’s thesis.
You also have the opportunity to develop an individual programme which combines courses from other ACASA Master’s programmes. A proposal for such an individual programme must be approved by the programme’s examination board.
The Master's programme in Mediterranean Archaeology comprises 60 ECTS credits:
- 18 credits for Core courses
- 12 credits for Shared courses
- 6 credits for Electives
- 6 credits for Tutorial
- 18 credits for Master’s thesis
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Last updated December 7, 2017