Archaeology

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

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Do you want to have a distinguished education in archaeology? Discover one of the new Master's tracks in Archaeology at Groningen University!

You can choose between the Master's track in Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology and the Master's track in Prehistory and Protohistory of Northwest Europe. Both tracks include different specializations: Bioarchaeology and Arctic Archaeology are included under the programme Prehistory and Protohistory of Northwestern Europe. All tracks and specializations will teach you to tackle archaeological problems in a scientific way.

In the first semester, you will discuss the role of archaeology in contemporary society and explore the relation between archaeology and politics. You will strengthen your knowledge of archaeological theories that are used in collecting and interpreting data. We offer you a large variety of research projects in which you can participate, from the Near East to the Arctic region. In the second semester, you have to do an internship. Finally, you will finish your degree with a thesis.

Elsevier: Master's programme Archaeology University of Groningen best of the Netherlands.

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locatieGroningen
diplomaMA Archeologie
typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60805
heeft geen numerus fixus
heeft een honours programma
Unifocus - Tentoonstelling Verborgen Verhalen

Waarom aan de Rijksuniversiteit?

Erkenningen
awardNVAO beoordeling goed
2014
  • flexible structure
  • all courses are taught in English
  • attention to both theory and practice
  • large international research projects in Italy, Greece, Egypt, Turkey, Iraq
  • unique archaeobotanical and archaeozoological reference collections
  • GIS and Material Culture laboratories
  • close connections with Ancient History, Classics and Religious Studies
  • close connections with Centre for Isotopes Research and Biology
  • very low tuition fees
  • a student friendly city

Studieprogramma

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periode
1234
Archaeology Today
10 EC
Track-specific modules 1 Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology
20 EC
Track-specific modules 1 Prehistory and Protohistory Archaeology
20 EC
Track-specific modules 2 Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology
10 EC
Track-specific modules 2 Prehistory and Protohistory Archaeology
10 EC
Master's Thesis in Archaeology afstuderen
20 EC

tracks

track Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology

Why were some people buried with gifts when others were not? In this track, you will learn to find the answer to this and other puzzles of Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology.

This track in Classic and Mediterranean Archaeology, as part of the Master's degree in Archaeology, will teach you to tackle archaeological problems in a scientific way.

In the first semester, you will be introduced to the archaeological practice and its multidisciplinary character. You will strengthen your knowledge of archaeological theories that are used in collecting and interpreting data. You will also do a literature study on a topic that is part of the research of one of your professors. In addition, you will carry out research in an excavation project in Greece or Italy.

In the second semester, you will conduct research in preparation of your thesis. It is possible to do this as an internship. Finally, you will finish your degree with a thesis.

track Prehistory and Protohistory

How can you infer from seeds or bones why people settled in a certain area? In this track, you will learn to find the answer to this and other puzzles of the archaeology of north-western Europe.

This track is part of the Master's degree in Archaeology and will teach you to tackle archaeological problems in a scientific way.

In the first semester, you will be introduced to the archaeological practice and its multidisciplinary character. You will strengthen your knowledge of archaeological theories that are used in collecting and interpreting data. In the courses on Wetland Archaeology, you will investigate the choice of location for all sorts of human activity. In addition, you will carry out research in an excavation project on a site in north-western Europe.

In the second semester, you will conduct research in preparation of your thesis. It is possible to do this as an internship. Finally, you will finish your degree with a thesis.

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet60% zelfstudie
30% theorie
10% praktijk
avondonderwijsn.v.t.
afstandsonderwijsn.v.t.
Each Master's degree programme has a study advisor whom you can contact if you have questions or need advice about your degree programme and other study-related matters. Everything you discuss will be treated confidentially. If you have a more complex problem, for example study delay, a performance disability or if you are ill for a long time, you should contact a student counsellor.
In addition, you can also follow various courses at the Study Support section of the Student Service Centre (SSC), for example on study stress and holding presentations.

honours-/excellence program Master's Honours Programme

The Master's Honours Programme was developed especially for students who want to get more from their studies.

It is a programme worth 15 ECTS that is followed in addition to the standard Master's programme. It is a one-year interdisciplinary programme that is designed to introduce students to various aspects of leadership.

Toelating en studiekosten

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startmomenten

1 februari 2017
aanmelding deadline : 15 januari 2017
wettelijk tarief : € 2006
instellingstarief : € 2006
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 11400
1 februari 2018
aanmelding deadline : 15 januari 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend
1 september 2017
aanmelding deadline : 15 augustus 2017
wettelijk tarief : € 2006
instellingstarief : € 2006
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 11400
1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 15 augustus 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend
toelatingseisen

taaltoets
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). Students who gained a bachelor's degree certificate from an English-taught degree programme, will automatically meet the language requirements.

estimated monthly costs

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303kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
29drinken/snoep/snacks
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
30contributies/abonnementen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart
45overig

€ 1171totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven

studentaantallen

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? eerstejaars gestart in 2012
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27868 studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
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studievereniging

Bachur
Since 1994, the sole purpose of Bachur is to bring the archaeology students of the Groninger instituut voor Archeologie together. Bachur does this by organizing a wide range of activities both recreational and educational for our students. Every second Thursday of the month there is a drink in the Irish pub O'Malleys where you can get to know your fellow students.
De naam Bachur is een samenvoeging van Bacchus, de Romeinse god van wijn, en van Bagger (modder en blubber), het vertrouwde element van de archeoloog.

In 1993 kwam een aantal archeologiestudenten op het idee om een studievereniging op te richten. Sindsdien is de vereniging gegroeid tot een waar onmisbare institutie binnen het GIA (Groninger Instituut voor Archeologie).

Het doel van Bachur was, is en blijft:
  • Integratie van de studenten van de verschillende studiejaren;
  • Het organiseren van allerlei activiteiten;
  • En vooral natuurlijk gezelligheid!

Op kamers in Groningen

55216studenten studerend
31914studenten woonachtig   
€ 303gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Master's Ambassador Francis Koolstra
From an early age on I was already fascinated by the past and I knew I wanted to pursue this later on.

My name is Francis Koolstra, 24 years old, and I’m from the charming town of Franeker in the province of Friesland, where once stood one of oldest universities of The Netherlands, until it was closed under the reign of Napoleon. From an early age on I was already fascinated by the past and I knew I wanted to pursue this later on...


lees verder ...
Nynke de Vries
I would like to get a job as a field archaeologist

I chose Prehistory and Protohistory of Northwest Europe as this track best matched my interests and plans for the future. The good contacts between lecturers, students and staff here, and the fact that Groningen has been marked as an outstanding degree programme, made it a logical choice to come to do this Master's in Groningen.

One of the strong points of the Master's track in my view is the excellent supervision by lecturers. They are really interested, and also suggest topics that they think might interest you...
The small scale of the institute, where everyone knows everyone else, makes it a really nice place to study.
In addition, the programme has been changing a lot in recent years. The focus is shifting more to better preparation of students for the job market. So it's a very up-to-date and hands-on approach while simultaneously testing out the best ways to teach this.
After I finish my Master's degree I would like to get a job as a field archaeologist. In order to realize this I need lots of experience, and that's what I'm trying to gain during my studies. At home and abroad. I don't really mind where I end up as long as I have a spade in my hand.


lees verder ...
Sander Berendsen
Many people are interested in our past and archaeology can help us feed this curiosity

Students of Archaeology choose a track in one of two specific fields of study: Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology, or Prehistory and Protohistory of Northwest Europe, which focuses more on the archaeology of the Netherlands in relation to the wider European context.

I chose the former because I wanted bridge the gap between the two and study Mediterranean Archaeology not just in the Southern European setting usually preferred by scholars in this field, but also in its provincial, Dutch setting...
Examining the political relevance of archaeology and public awareness of it (through museums, for example) was very thought-provoking. Considering how Mediterranean and Dutch archaeology could be useful in real life made us go beyond writing academic papers to address how archaeology can be relevant in European and Dutch society today.
After this Master's track, I hope to start working with the public in a museum where new research and the beautiful remains of our past are accessible to everyone. Many people are interested in our past and archaeology can help us feed this curiosity. By making the past tangible and human, everybody can see and experience how things used to be and where we come from.


lees verder ...
studenten
onderzoeker
Prof. Attema about Crustumerium

Jasper Huis In 't Veld
Project Leader at RAAP Archaeological Consultancy

'I am a project leader at RAAP Archaeological Consultancy. I conduct archaeological research, which covers everything from fieldwork to reporting. In the Netherlands, construction projects that involve ground-disturbing activities (such as digging foundations) must always be preceded by an archaeological survey. These surveys are usually performed by commercial companies like RAAP.

I particularly enjoy the variety between excavating and processing. During excavations you're out in the fresh air – and sometimes in the pouring rain – and get into contact with all kinds of people and situations...
This is followed by the relatively quiet phase of reporting, where you sit behind the PC and try to put all pieces of the puzzle together. These two tasks are very different from each other, but I like them both very much.
I always had part-time jobs during my studies – but unfortunately I still ended up with a significant student debt. I also worked as an editor for TMA (Tijdschrift voor Mediterrane Archeologie), the journal for Mediterranean Archaeology, for quite some time and I did a lot of committee work. 
My view of the future? To continue to solve exciting, challenging archaeological problems for years to come!'


lees verder ...
Jorn Seubers
PhD student in Italian Archaeology

I had my sights set on a career as a researcher, so I applied for the Research Master's degree programme in Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology. This programme enabled me to delve more deeply into the subjects that interested me, in particular the Iron Age in central Italy. During my studies I not only learnt to write academic articles, I also gained a lot of practical experience.

The programme offered lots of freedom, enabling me to explore various options both in the Netherlands and abroad. For example, I spent six months studying in Pisa, and I worked in Greece and Italy...
I stumbled upon the IT sector and spent five years working my way up to become a technical team leader. But archaeology always stayed in the back of my mind. In 2011 I found a job as researcher at the University of Groningen – a bit like coming home.


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Keuzehulp

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Studievergelijker

1/23 Rijksuniversiteit
Archeologie
star NVAO
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
2 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
2/23 Rijksuniversiteit
Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
2 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
3/23 Rijksuniversiteit
Prehistory and Proto-history of Northwest Europe
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
2 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
4/23 Universiteit Leiden
Archaeology of the Americas
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
35 eerstejaars
71% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
5/23 Universiteit Leiden
Digital Archaeology
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
35 eerstejaars
71% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
6/23 Universiteit Leiden
Archaeology of the Near East
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
35 eerstejaars
71% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
7/23 Universiteit Leiden
Museum Studies
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
35 eerstejaars
71% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
8/23 Universiteit Leiden
Archaeobotany and Archaeozoology
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
35 eerstejaars
71% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
9/23 Universiteit Leiden
Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
35 eerstejaars
71% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
10/23 Universiteit Leiden
Prehistory of North-Western Europe
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
35 eerstejaars
71% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
11/23 Universiteit Leiden
Archaeology of the Roman Provinces, Middle Ages and Modern Period
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
35 eerstejaars
71% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
12/23 Universiteit Leiden
Palaeolithic Archaeology
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
35 eerstejaars
71% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
13/23 Universiteit Leiden
Material Culture Studies
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
35 eerstejaars
71% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
14/23 Universiteit Leiden
Heritage of Indigenous Peoples
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
35 eerstejaars
71% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
15/23 Universiteit Leiden
Heritage Management in a World Context
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
35 eerstejaars
71% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
16/23 Universiteit Leiden
Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
35 eerstejaars
71% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
17/23 Universiteit Leiden
Archaeology
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
35 eerstejaars
71% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
18/23 UvA
Mediterranean Archaeology
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
4 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
19/23 UvA
Landscape and Heritage
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
4 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
20/23 UvA
Archaeology of Northwestern Europe
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
4 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
21/23 Amsterdam VU
Landscape and Heritage
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
2 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
22/23 Amsterdam VU
Mediterranean Archaeology
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
2 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
23/23 Amsterdam VU
Archaeology of North Western Europe
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
2 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
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Feiten en / studie in cijfers

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algemeen oordeel4.44.1
inhoud4.13.8
docenten4.24.0
studiefaciliteiten3.73.7
studielast1.5
studiebegeleiding3.73.4

Studentoordelen

De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2015 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Archaeology aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 10 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.4 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

Thanks to the Valetta Treaty on Archaeology, the job market in the Netherlands has been strong. These opportunities have now decreased, leading to a more diverse job market, within government and semi-government agencies, tourism, journalism and private enterprises. Archaeology is traditionally strong in obtaining grants for research projects, especially PhD projects.
current job market

vergeleken met andere studies

zoektijd baanzeer slecht
salaris na 1,5 jaar zeer slecht
kans op een vaste baan zeer slecht
bron: Elsevier beste banen 2015

Potentiële beroepen

  • commercial archaeological firms
  • cultural institutes
  • free-lance specialist
  • musea
  • phd research
  • research institutes
  • state archaeological service
bron: StudieData

Contact

Drs. Marloes Bergmans

Study Advisor

Admissions Office
Master's Ambassador Francis Koolstra
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