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Prehistory and Proto-history of Northwest Europe

Programma-opties

  • 3. Arctic Archaeology (specialisatie)
  • 2. Bioarchaeology (specialisatie)
  • Prehistory and Protohistory of Northwest Europe (specialisatie)
  • Master's Honours Programme (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 (1,2,3,4) (10 EC)
Bioarchaeology (2) (10 EC)
Prehistoric Cultural Landscapes (4) (10 EC, facultatief)
Sustainability of People in the Polar Regions (1) (10 EC)
Terp Archaeology (4) (10 EC, facultatief)
MA-internship in Archaeology (1,2,3,4) (10 EC)
Advanced Modeling in GIS – Theory / Practice (4) (10 EC, facultatief)
Master's Thesis and thesis class (1,2,3,4) (20 EC)
  • The numbers behind the courses correspond to the numbers of the specializations.
  • Do you choose the Prehistory and Proto-history specialization then choose 20 credits from the following courses: Terp Archaeology, Prehistoric Cultural Landscapes, Advanced Modeling in GIS (theory) or Advanced Modeling in GIS (practice).
  • If you choose Bioarchaeology or Arctic Archaeology, then choose 10 credits from the courses of the specialization Prehistory and Proto-history.

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.
  • Do you choose the Prehistory and Protohistory specialization then choose 20 credits from the following courses: Terp Archaeology, Prehistoric Cultural Landscapes, Advanced Modeling in GIS (theory) or Advanced Modeling in GIS (practice).
  • If you choose Bioarchaeology, Maritime Archaeology and Arctic Archaeology, then choose 10 credits from the courses of the track Prehistory and Protohistory.

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 ontraden

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
  • unique archaeobotanical and archaeozoological reference collections
  • GIS and Material Culture laboratories
  • all courses are taught in English
  • 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
  • interdisciplinary approach of Wetland archaeology, geology, hydrology, archaeology, archaeobotany and archaeozoology
  • unique archaeobotanical and archaeozoological reference collections
  • GIS and Material Culture laboratories
  • close connections with Ancient History, Classics and Religious Studies, and with Centre for Isotopes Research and Biology
  • very low tuition fees
  • 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.

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.

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 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.

    Sluiten
    – Student Nynke de Vries
  • Opleidingsvideo

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

    – Opleidingsvideo
  • Opleidingsvideo

    Daniël Postma about the 'Turf House Project'

    – Opleidingsvideo
  • 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!'

    Sluiten
    – Alumnus Jasper Huis in 't Veld
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