Archaeology (Research)

Universiteit Leiden

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This two-year programme focuses on top-quality interdisciplinary research and the acquisition of high-level research skills. This offers a strong basis for an academic career in archaeology.

The research programme centres on the internationally renowned archaeology research areas that are strongly represented in Leiden: in particular Human Origins, Early Agrarian Societies in Northwestern Europe, Town and Country, with a focus on the Mediterranean region and the Near East, and Religion and Society, with a focus on Native American cultures.

Within these specialisations, the courses aim to intensify and broaden the students' knowledge base and to develop research and publication skills. You will be encouraged to work with international sister institutes, e.g. to visit conferences, to contribute to workshops and to take courses outside the department.

The research master's programme forms an excellent preparation for an academic career in archaeology. Graduates can, for instance, apply for a paid research traineeship, but they are also eligible for archaeological functions at consultancies or in public service. Graduates may also find employment in positions not directly or indirectly related to their field: journalism, publishing, public relations and international organisations.
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locatieLeiden
diplomaMA/MSc Archeologie (research)
typeonderzoek, 120 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60133
heeft geen numerus fixus
heeft een honours programma

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Studieprogramma

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specialisaties

specialisatie Prehistoric Farming Communities in North-Western Europe

This specialisation is an advanced two-year postgraduate programme with an even higher research component than the regular master's programme and excellent scope for individual student initiative.

The Research Master specialisation Prehistoric Farming Communities in North-Western Europe provides in-depth knowledge of and insight into prehistoric farming communities from the Neolithic to the Roman Period in Northwestern Europe. The study focuses on the ways in which these communities interacted with each other, and how their cosmologies shaped their social, ritual and spatial behaviour. These issues are also discussed in a wider international setting: in close cooperation with the students, workshops are organised with eminent international guests.

Subjects of research:

  • The archaeology of barrow landscapes
  • Bronze and Iron Age settlement research
  • Late Neolithic Beaker cultures and material culture studies

These are subjects of research in which active participation of students is required. Research problems are turned into the core of research seminars which ideally result in research papers that are written as a joint effort with the students and submitted to a (peer-reviewed) journal.

specialisatie Religion and Society in Native American Cultures

This specialisation is an advanced two-year postgraduate programme with an even higher research component than the regular master's programme and excellent scope for individual student initiative.

Prime characteristics of this Research Master programme are its interdisciplinary perspective and ethno-archaeological interest. The programme aims to provide students with a broader knowledge of and deeper insights into the history of Native American cultures, focusing on the relationship between religious worldview and social agency. The study of the past (archaeology, anthropology, sciences, history, linguistics) is connected to an interest in the present.

Research themes include artistic expressions of religious narratives; concepts and rituals; social organisation; trade routes and cultural interaction; issues of heritage and identity.

These grand themes are applied to case studies in the context of specific research in specialisation tutorials and seminars on topics such as 'ancient American art and religion' or 'mobility and exchange'. A special area of expertise is the reading of ancient Mexican historical and religious pictorial manuscripts. Combinations with the study of Amerindian languages or with sciences (geo-bioarchaeology) are other options.

specialisatie Town and Country in the Mediterranean Region and the Near East

This specialisation is an advanced two-year postgraduate programme with an even higher research component than the regular master's programme and excellent scope for individual student initiative.

The research projects mainly deal with the protohistoric and historic periods, but also with the study of prehistoric periods in the Mediterranean and the Near East. The whole group focuses its teaching and research on the theme of the Archaeology of Town and Country in the Mediterranean Lands and the Near East (including Egypt), which forms the basis for the Research Master courses.

Specialist courses include topics on city life in particular periods and regions, and aspects of rural settlement and cultural aspects where the study of art or architecture is introduced focused on issues of cultural identity, ethnicity and power relations. Environmental Archaeology and Economic Archaeology are regularly featured.

The courses relate to staff and PhD research projects, which include the reconstruction of ancient settlement systems and urban plans in many countries of the Mediterranean and Near East, the study of imperial cultures and the long-term development of societies.

specialisatie Human Origins

Human Origins, a specialisation of the Research Master's in Archaeology, provides an in-depth introduction into the European Palaeolithic record and its wider setting.

Human Origins provides an in-depth introduction into the European Palaeolithic record and its wider setting, from the earliest occupation of Europe in the Early Pleistocene to the Late Pleistocene hunter-gatherers. In addition, it focuses on current research on Neandertal behaviour, with the aim of introducing students to current research questions, methods of analysis and theoretical perspectives in Palaeolithic archaeology. The Middle Palaeolithic site of Neumark Nord provides a case study introducing the characteristics of the record and methods of analysis.

In Leiden, there are three main strands of research on Neandertal behaviour. The first is the study of the formation, chronology and environments of Middle Palaeolithic sites. The second involves reconstruction of Neandertal behaviour, primarily on the basis of stone tools, fauna and spatial patterns. Concludingly, studies of the Neandertal niche use theory and comparative data from disciplines such as evolutionary ecology, primatology and palaeoanthropology are used to address differences between the Neandertal and the anatomically modern human record.

specialisatie Archaeological Heritage in a Globalising World

The research master's specialisation is an advanced two-year postgraduate programme with an high-reaching research component and excellent scope for individual student initiative.

The research master's specialisation Archaeological Heritage in a Globalising World is an advanced two-year postgraduate programme with an even higher research component than the regular master's programme and excellent scope for individual student initiative.

Whereas archaeology entails the reconstruction and interpretation of the past, the management of archaeological heritage is about the role of the past in the present and the design of its future. This role is increasingly being influenced by global tendencies, such as international politics, cultural tourism, the use of social media in the network society, international collaboration in education and research, and the revitalisation of local traditions and regional identities.

Archaeological Heritage in a Globalising World provides an in-depth introduction to the varied dimensions of this development and aims to provide students with practical tools to translate academic research and social knowledge into strategies for heritage management.

specialisatie The Transformation of the Roman World

The Transformation of the Roman World is a research master's specialisation that will introduce you to advanced studies of Europe and the Mediterranean in Late Roman and Post-Roman times.

Students will participate in the current research projects of the Faculty of Archaeology, relating to the Merovingian and Carolingian world in North-Western Europe, the Byzantine Period in the Mediterranean and the Roman, Byzantine and Islamic periods.

The general focus of our research and teaching is 'economics'. We analyse the economic recovery of North-Western Europe in Merovingian and Carolingian times, exchange networks in the Mediterranean on the basis of production and distribution of pottery, and agrarian innovation and water management in Jordan. Our expertise also includes the study of burial rites, the fate of Roman towns in the early Middle Ages, and the study of Christian centres.

Students will be confronted with the whole gamma of research activities, from digging to pottery studies to theoretical reflections on economy and exchange. The challenge to be dealt with is to integrate research on North-Western Europe with that on the Mediterranean and to discover how these worlds were connected in an early medieval global system reaching from the Indian Ocean to Ireland and Scandinavia.

specialisatie Bioarchaeology

Bioarchaeology is a research master's specialisation at the internationally renowned Archaeology faculty. The programme is suited for students who are interested in combining archaeology with science.

The four research disciplines of Leiden University's Bioarchaeology research master's specialisation together cover an extensive geographical area and time range. As a student you are free to pursue you own interest within these subjects.

There are four research groups in the following disciplines:

  • Archaeobotany
  • Archaeo/Palaeozoology
  • Human Osteoarchaeology
  • Isotope Archaeology

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
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afstandsonderwijsn.v.t.
honours-/excellence program



Toelating en studiekosten

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startmomenten

1 februari 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 december 2017
collegegeld nog niet bekend
1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 15 juni 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend
inbegrepen in collegegeld
examination

estimated monthly costs

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bedragkostenpost
350kamerhuur in Leidenrond 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

€ 1218totale 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.

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Studenten en studentenleven

studentaantallen

? studenten volgen deze opleiding
?% daarvan is vrouw
? eerstejaars gestart in 2012
?% daarvan is vrouw
26505 studenten aan de Universiteit Leiden
60% daarvan is vrouw
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studievereniging

L.A.S. Terra
Lid worden van een studievereniging is gezellig en nuttig. L.A.S. Terra, de actieve vereniging van Archeologie, biedt je volop mogelijkheden om je medestudenten buiten de collegezalen te leren kennen. De vereniging organiseert een eerstejaarsweekend, excursies, lezingen en natuurlijk een maandelijkse borrel en spetterende feesten. Elke afstudeerrichting heeft een eigen dispuut. Via L.A.S. Terra krijg je bovendien korting op je studieboeken.

Op kamers in Leiden

31058studenten studerend
12630studenten woonachtig   
€ 350gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
20 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Benjamin Vis
Testimonial Benjamin Vis

“In the research master's, you have a bit more time and freedom that can be used to go abroad for specific education, or for fieldwork purposes that can help you in your particular research.”

“In my bachelor's I already focused on Native American archaeology, so it was not hard to imagine continuing along the same line in the Research Master's. At a relatively small scale, while maintaining an international orientation, the programme aims at optimising personal contact and frequent communication within the department...
As opposed to regular master's programmes* you have a bit more time and freedom that can be used to go abroad for specific education, fieldwork purposes that can help you in your particular research.

For me this meant I could participate in several international schools on aerial archaeology and archaeological remote sensing. This followed on the field experience from my bachelor's featuring prospection techniques. Having strong theoretical interests I was able to incorporate this in the papers I wrote for the courses, even though it was not particular to Native America anymore. Establishing my own network through the international schools and conferences I visited and developing a personalised research trajectory now brings me in the position to apply for PhD positions when I finish my thesis.”


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Studievergelijker

1/10 Universiteit Leiden
Archaeology (Research)
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
2/10 Universiteit Leiden
Archaeology (Research) - The Transformation of the Roman World
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
3/10 Universiteit Leiden
Prehistoric Farming Communities in Northwestern Europe
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
4/10 Universiteit Leiden
Archaeological Heritage in a Globalising World
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
5/10 Universiteit Leiden
Religion and Society in Native American Cultures
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
6/10 Universiteit Leiden
Human Origins
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
7/10 Universiteit Leiden
Bioarchaeology
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
8/10 Universiteit Leiden
Town and Country in the Mediterranean Region and the Near East
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
9/10 Rijksuniversiteit
Archaeology
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
10/10 UvA
Heritage, Memory and Archaeology (research MA)
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
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Feiten en / studie in cijfers

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deze
opleiding
landelijk
algemeen oordeel3.94.0
inhoud3.73.9
docenten3.94.0
studiefaciliteiten3.53.4
studielast33.1
studiebegeleiding3.63.5

Studentoordelen

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In 2015 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Archaeology (Research) aan de Universiteit Leiden is beoordeeld door 31 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 3.9 uit 5.

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

The last few years have witnessed a favourable development in the Dutch archaeological job market. Funds for carrying out rescue excavations have become available in large building budgets. Employment can therefore chiefly be found in Dutch archaeology on a contract or project basis, either with commercial companies or with (semi-) government institutions. The additional disciplines of the archaeology programme in Leiden also provide a sound basis for finding employment in the Netherlands.
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