Archaeology in society
Urban expansion, road building and railway construction: a lot of building takes place across Europe. Before the construction starts, an archaeological survey is always conducted. This is but one of the reasons why there is a need for archaeologists who can lead excavations and interpret the results. The study of Archaeology not only concerns the past, but also the present: as an archaeologist, you reflect critically on the role of archaeological heritage in our society.
The Archaeology programme of the University of Amsterdam devotes attention to the study of pottery, glass, metal and other materials, the relationships between humans and landscape, and the presentation of research results in various media. This degree programme is unique in the Netherlands in how it focuses on Europe – from the Mediterranean to Middle and Western Europe, including, of course, the Netherlands and Amsterdam.
Is Archaeology the right fit for you?
- You find it challenging to dig deep into the past.
- You love to bury yourself in books, but also love to get your hands dirty.
- You would like to deal with topical issues relating to archaeological heritage.
- Doing fieldwork in the Netherlands and abroad is something that interests you.
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- A Cultural Histoly of the Ancient World 1: The Near East and the Greek World
- What is Archaeology?
- A Cultural History of the Ancient World 2: The Hellenistic World, Italy and Rome
- Environmental Archaeology: Landscape, Food, Economy and Nature
- Historical Sources
- Archaeology of Prehistoric and Roman Europe
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesArchaeology Anthropology History View 6 other Bachelors in Anthropology in Netherlands
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Students applying to one of our Bachelor’s programmes should hold a Dutch VWO diploma, a HBO propedeuse or a foreign diploma that is equivalent to one of these diplomas. If you have foreign credentials, mathematics and English should be included in your final examination or attended until the last year of your secondary education.
- The starting level of a regular study programme at Dutch universities is comparable to that of other Western European countries, but it is generally higher than in most countries outside Western Europe.
- If you are a non-native English speaker, you will need to demonstrate English language proficiency in order to be eligible for our English-taught Bachelor’s programmes.
International9130 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9130 EUR per year during 36 months.
EU/EEA2168 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 36 months.
Living costs for Amsterdam
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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