Research Master of Arts in Heritage, Memory and Archaeology

University of Amsterdam

Program Description

Research Master of Arts in Heritage, Memory and Archaeology

University of Amsterdam

The innovative interdisciplinary two-year Research Master's programme Heritage, Memory Studies and Archaeology explores the ways in which we deal with tangible and intangible remnants and narratives of the past, as well as the remaking of the past into heritage, memory and material culture in the present.

A unique combination of scientific traditions

The two-year Research Master's programme in Heritage, Memory and Archaeology 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.

Whether you choose to specialise in ‘Heritage and Memory Studies’, or in ‘Archaeology and Material Culture’, this innovative programme offers a unique combination of scientific traditions and will give you a strong theoretical and conceptual foundation in Heritage and Memory Studies or Archaeology and Material Culture and the intersections between these fields.

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.

Degree certificate

The Research Master's in Heritage, Memory and Archaeology 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), as well as a supplemental certificate corresponding to your specialisation.

The Job Market

The Research Master's in Heritage, Memory and Archaeology places a strong emphasis on employability. You will acquire a range of transferable skills and be actively engaging with experts in the field of heritage and archaeology that will enable you to pursue a career in archaeology and the wider heritage sector.

This will include careers in national and international organisations such as UNESCO and ICOMOS, museums, national parks, historic site management, local government, marketing and public relations, the civil service, law, and police authorities. The archaeology specialisation leads to a recognised qualification providing access to the global fields of commercial archaeology and archaeological resource management.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 11, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
2,060 EUR
EU/EEA students. Non-EU/EEA students €13,310 per year.
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Deadline
Locations
Netherlands - Amsterdam, North Holland
Start date : Sept. 2019
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Dates
Sept. 2019
Netherlands - Amsterdam, North Holland
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