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In Applied Archaeology, you follow your personal interests, and choose a matching career profile and regional focus. Depending on your profile, you can choose to write your assignments of the Applied-courses, as well as the graduation project, in English or Dutch.

In Applied Archaeology, you follow your personal interests, and choose a matching career profile and regional focus. What kind of archaeologist will you become? In the Applied Archaeology programme you get to plot your own course!

Programme overviewWhat is Applied Archaeology

The introductory course What is Applied Archaeology? challenges you to get acquainted with the complexity of present and future archaeology within a multicultural and ever-changing (political) environment.

Prospective Archaeology

In the course Prospective Archaeology you will encounter the multi-, inter- and transdisciplinary character of archaeological research and heritage management. By making your own research proposals and within your Internship Applied Archaeology you learn to make choices.

Archaeological Theory

Subsequently you will take a course in Archaeological Theory and you choose an area profile, in which you will apply your practical knowledge. You can focus on the Netherlands, but also on the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, the Near East or other parts of the Americas or Europe. Also, you follow two elective courses.

Thesis or Graduation project

A considerable part of the programme is intended for your Thesis or Graduation project. The latter is concluded with an academic paper, for example on the modelling of a landscape or an archaeological expectation map. Please note that it is possible to write your final assignments of the three courses mentioned above, as well as the graduation project/thesis, in Dutch.

5 ec

Archaeological Theory

5 ec

What is Applied Archaeology? 

5 ec

Prospective Archaeology

5 ec

Internship Applied Archaeology

10 ec

Region Focus Area

5 ec

Electives:

  • Archaeological Site Management or
  • Maritime and Underwater Cultural Heritage Management or
  • Underwater Archaeology and Maritime Landscapes or
  • Forensic Archaeology

5 ec

Free choice

20 ec

Thesis or graduation project

Degree: Master of Arts

Your archaeology master’s can be a stepping-stone up to a career in almost every sector of the job market.