Research in Archaeology
The Research Master in Archaeology is offered by the Graduate School for the Humanities, which offers also courses for Research Master students. The programme has close links with excellent national and international research schools and institutes, research projects, museums, laboratories and cultural heritage services. The University of Groningen is well known for its superior laboratory facilities, excellent reference collections and technical support which support archaeological research.
Research takes place in different institutes and centres at the University of Groningen.
The Groningen Institute of Archaeology (GIA) is a research institute within the Faculty of Arts, responsible for all archaeological research within the University of Groningen.
The Arctic Centre functions as an information centre for polar research in the Netherlands. Part of this research is carried out at the centre itself, by the archaeologists, biologists, ecologists, geographers and historians participating in the centre in close co-operation.
CRASIS is an interfaculty research institute at the University of Groningen, dedicated to the study of the ancient world. Their aim is to advance interdisciplinary study of the interplay between culture, religion and society. They run monthly seminars and a very successful annual meeting, followed by a Masterclass.
Centre for Isotope Research (CIO)
The Centre for Isotope Research operates under the Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) and the Energy and Sustainability Research Institute Groningen (ESRIG). The Centre specializes in radiocarbon and stable isotope analysis and collaborates closely with the Groningen Institute of Archaeology.
Research Assistants Programme
If you are a talented and motivated student who started in September with the research master programme Archaeology, you can apply for a paid position of one day a week at the university. Parallel to your courses, you will participate in an (interdisciplinary) project and do research that relates to the theme Sustainable Society .
Read more about the Research Assistants Programme positions.
It is possible for research master students to participate in seminars, courses and summer schools organized by the Dutch national research schools, such as OIKOS and ARCHON. These 'schools' are organized for the training of PhD students, but some activities are open to or specially set up for you as a research master student. These events give you the opportunity to deepen your disciplinary profile and to become acquainted with top researchers in your field.
Research Institutes abroad
Check the websites of the Dutch Institutes in Rome (KNIR), Athens (NIA), Istanbul (NIT) for exciting courses on archaeology, heritage, history and the role of archaeology in the modern world – but also for language courses.