Taught course

Prehistory and Protohistory of Northwest Europe

University of Groningen · University of Groningen
MA Archaeology

Entry requirements

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).

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

Why did people choose to inhabit the Dutch coastal plain during prehistory? What was the relevance of megalithic monuments for later prehistoric societies?

Students in this programme are trained to research these type of questions.

This programme is part of the Master programme of Archaeology and builds on the knowledge and skills obtained in a BA programme of Archaeology.

Within the programme four different tracks are available. These tracks have their specific core modules, but also share courses with the other tracks within our MA programme.

The track are:

  • Prehistory and Protohistory 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 advances GIS course. The final stage of the MA programme is a thesis.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

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

Qualification and course duration

MA Archaeology

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Marloes Bergmans