Throughout their study, students can build up their own programme by choosing elective courses ('Flexible Component') from MA or REMA courses in Groningen or in other Dutch Universities, or opting for tutorials supervised by a member of staff – always in consultation with the Director of Studies. Students are expected to attend research seminars, which they can also help organize.
They can also participate in courses on offer by the National Research School of Archaeology Archon, or in workshops and intensive courses on location in the Institutes in Rome, Athens or Istanbul. They are encouraged to participate in the department's ambitious research programme which builds on a long and internationally renowned tradition of multidisciplinary approaches. They can also do an internship with an external partner, e.g. a museum or research institute, or become research assistant to one of the research projects run by members of staff.