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Prehistory and Proto-history of Northwest Europe

Why did people choose to inhabit the Dutch coastal plain during prehistory? What was the relevance of megalithic monuments for later prehistoric societies?

Students in this track are trained to research these type of questions.

This track is part of the Master's degree programme of Archaeology and builds on the knowledge and skills obtained in a BA programme of Archaeology.

Within the track three different specializations are available. These specializations have their specific core modules, but also share courses with the other specializations within our MA programme.

The specializations are:

  • Prehistory and Proto-history in northwest Europe, with core modules Prehistoric Cultural Landscapes and Terp-mound Archaeology
  • Bioarchaeology, with a core module of the same name
  • Arctic Archaeology, with the core module Sustainability at the Polar Regions

The first semester comprises one compulsory module, Archaeology Today, and two of the other modules named here. In the second semester there is the opportunity to do an internship or an advanced GIS course. The final stage of the master's track is a thesis.

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

Why did people choose to inhabit the Dutch coastal plain during prehistory? What was the relevance of megalithic monuments for later prehistoric societies?

Students in this track are trained to research these type of questions.

This track is part of the Master's degree programme of Archaeology and builds on the knowledge and skills obtained in a BA programme of Archaeology.

Within the track four different specializations are available. These specializations have their specific core modules, but also share courses with the other specializations within our master's track.

The specializations are:

  • Prehistory and Proto-history in Northwest Europe, with core modules Prehistoric Cultural Landscapes and Terp-mound Archaeology
  • Bioarchaeology, with a core module of the same name
  • Arctic Archaeology, with the core module Sustainability at the Polar Regions

The first semester comprises one compulsory module, Archaeology Today, and two of the other modules named here. In the second semester there is the opportunity to do an internship or an advanced GIS course. The final stage of the master's track is a thesis.

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

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  • Testimonial van Alumnus 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. Sometimes we even find really exciting artefacts. 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!'

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    – Alumnus Jasper Huis in 't Veld
  • Testimonial van Student 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 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. Because the group of students is small, everyone knows what everyone is working on, including the lecturers. 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.

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    – Student Nynke de Vries
Feiten & Cijfers
Titel/Graad
MA in Archeologie
Croho code
60805
Type opleiding
Master
Voertaal
Engels (100%)
Duur
12 maanden (60 ECTS)
Start
Februari, SeptemberFebruari, September
Vorm
voltijd
Faculteit
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