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Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology

Programma-opties

  • 1. Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology (specialisatie)
  • 2. Bioarchaeology (specialisatie)
  • Master's placement (specialisatie)

    A placement is compulsary in this Master's track.

    It is your responsibility to find a placement yourself, but the Mobility Office can offer help with this where necessary. Click the link above to find examples of placements completed by other Master's students.

  • Honours programma (honoursprogramma)

    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.

Opbouw programma

VakPeriode 1Periode 2Periode 3Periode 4
Archaeology Today (1,2,3) (10 EC)
Bioarchaeology (2) (10 EC)
MA-internship Archaeology (3) (10 EC, facultatief)
The Archaeology of Death (1,2,3) (10 EC, facultatief)
The Rise of Cities and States (1,2,3) (10 EC, facultatief)
Advanced Modeling in GIS - Theory and Practice (1,2) (10 EC, facultatief)
MA-internship Archaeology (1,2) (10 EC)
Maritime Archaeology (3) (10 EC)
Master's Thesis in Archaeology (1,2,3) (20 EC)
Mediterranean Landscape Archaeology (1,2,3) (10 EC, facultatief)
  • The numbers behind the courses correspond to the numbers of the specializations.
  • If you want to follow the specialization Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology, you choose two out of the four courses: The Rise of Cities and States, The Archaeology of Death, Mediterranean Landscape Archaeology, or Advanced Modeling in GIS.
  • If you want to follow the specialization Bioarchaeology or Maritime Archaeology, you choose one course out of the four above mentioned courses.

Check out the content of the courses on Ocasys: https://www.rug.nl/let/courses-ma-archaeology

  • The numbers behind the courses correspond to the numbers of the specializations.
  • If you want to follow the specialization Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology, you choose two out of the four courses: The Rise of Cities and States, The Archaeology of Death, Mediterranean Landscape Archaeology, or Advanced Modeling in GIS.
  • If you want to follow the specialization Bioarchaeology or Maritime Archaeology, you choose one course out of the four above mentioned courses.

Check out the content of the courses on Ocasys: https://www.rug.nl/let/courses-ma-archaeology

Studeren in het buitenland

  • Studeren in het buitenland is facultatief
  • Voor gemiddeld 14 weken

Going abroad during this Master's programme is possible, but you have to realize that this will take you several months extra to finish your studies.

Going abroad during this Master's programme is possible, but you have to realize that this will take you several months extra to finish your studies.

Waarom in Groningen?
  • 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
  • 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

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.

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.

  • Testimonial van Student 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. After all, the Roman Empire stretched not only from Alexandria and Constantinople to Rome but also to the little country that we now call the Netherlands.

    The Master's track in Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology allowed me a great deal of freedom to pursue this avenue of research: many course units and programmes are designed so that students can follow their own interests within the broad field of Mediterranean Archaeology.

    One course unit taken by every Master's student is 'Archaeology of Today', which pushes students to think in new and different ways about the role of archaeology in Dutch and European society. 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.

    Sluiten
    – Student Sander Berendsen
  • Opleidingsvideo

    Exhibition 'Uncovered stories' at the University Museum (Groningen)

    – Opleidingsvideo
  • Testimonial van Jorn Seubers

    PhD student in Italian Archaeology at the University of Groningen

    I had my sights set on a career as a researcher, so I applied for the Master's track 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. Once I had completed my degree in Archaeology I started looking for a job in the Netherlands.

    Unfortunately there were no suitable research positions available at the time, and commercial archaeology turned out not to be my thing. 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.

    Sluiten
    – Jorn Seubers
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