Research course (will run subject to approval)


Leiden University · Archaeology
MA by research

Entry requirements

Course specific requirements area available on our website.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

Archaeology (research) Specialisations

Top-quality research

The Research Master’s Programme in Archaeology at Leiden University focuses on the excellent research which has earned the Archaology faculty its international reputation. This advanced two-year programme is aimed towards students interested in top-quality interdisciplinary research projects covering a wide cultural and regional range. As a student, you will gain solid research skills. At the same time, you will also have the chance to study methodological, theoretical and scientific-philosophical aspects of your specialisation of choice.

Latest developments

This Research Master’s in Archaeology is the most diverse in the Netherlands. The programme offers seven regional and thematic specialisations. The faculty staff are involved in projects all over the world, which include field archaeology. This allows students, where relevant, to gain practical experience in archaeological field work. The internationally renowned staff combines in-depth expertise in a specific cultural area with knowledge of the latest developments in archaeological research.

International experience

Within the seven specialisations, courses are aimed at the intensification and broadening of your knowledge base and the development of research and publication skills. As a research master’s student, you will be encouraged and supported to visit international conferences, to contribute to international workshops, and to take courses at related (international) institutions.

Fees and funding

UK students
€ 1,951 (2015-2016)
International students
€ 16,000 (2015-2016)

Qualification and course duration

MA by research

full time
24 months

Course contact details

International Studyline Team