Research course

Art, History and Archaeology

University of Groningen · University of Groningen
MA Archaeology (research) MA Art & Culturesciences (research)

Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree in Art History or Archaeology The selection procedure is based on an evaluation of degree certificates and individual results, proficiency in English, excellent academic record, letter of motivation, two letters of recommendation and transcript, thesis or paper. Minimum language requirement for MA: TOEFL internet based (itb): 105 (with a minimum of 24 on all items) IELTS Academic Module: 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 for all components)

Months of entry


Course content

The research master's specialization Art History and Archaeology offers a two-year training programme in the theory and methodology of material culture and landscape studies from multiple perspectives

This research master offers a multifaceted two-years programme in researching material culture. The disciplinary perspectives offered by the programme are: Art History, History of Architecture and Urbanism, Landscape History, Prehistory and Protohistory of Northwest Europe, Classical and Mediterranean Archeology, Ecological Archaeology, Maritime Archeology and Arctic Archeology. Students may focus on artworks, buildings, urban environments, landscapes, archeological settlements, artefacts and ecofacts.

After having followed a partly shared programme in the first year, students choose for a specialization track in one of the disciplines just mentioned. Students are made thoroughly familiar with the most up-to-date theories, methods and techniques with which to study the themes and problems they wish to tackle. The programme prepares students for the responsibilities that face academic professionals today with regard to historical analysis, conservation, restoration and public presentation. Through highly qualified research projects and internships in the Netherlands and abroad, students acquire fundamental research experience in one or more of the fields covered by this master.

Information for international students

Grantfinder University of Groningen:

Fees and funding

UK students
1951 (EU)
International students
11000 (non-EU)

Qualification and course duration

MA Archaeology (research)

full time
24 months

MA Art & Culturesciences (research)

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Kirsten van Ophem