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Archaeology: Mediterranean Archaeology

Universiteit van Amsterdam

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Mediterranean Archaeology explores Mediterranean connectivity (Italy, Turkey, and Greece), the role of ceramics in archaeology, and cultural interpretations on the basis of archaeological materials.

In the one-year Master's in Mediterranean Archaeology, you will explore the long history of interconnections and cultural exchanges in the Mediterranean region from approximately 2000 BC and on, all the while taking into account numerous aspects of material culture. The programme comprises both theoretical and thematic approaches, and combines them with practical research. Students are able to participate in archaeological fieldwork or engage in materials practice as part of an individual tutorial. The department conducts fieldwork at a variety of locations in Italy, Greece and Turkey, of which ancient Troy is one of the most notable sites. Other fieldwork sites includes Halos in Greece and Satricum in Italy.
Mediterranean Archaeology is offered by the Amsterdam Centre for Ancient Studies and Archaeology (ACASA), a joint venture of the University of Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. ACASA allows you to choose from a wide range of courses, interest fields, and specialisations. In the Master's in Mediterranean Archaeology, the long and rich traditions of both the UvA and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam are combined with innovative approaches of 21st century archaeology.


2018 Full-time Institutioneel € 12025 / jaar
2018 Full-time Internationaal € 13225 / jaar
2018 Full-time Wettelijk voorgeschreven € 2060 / jaar


A shared strength of the UvA and the VU is their long tradition of conducting research in the Mediterranean area. This can be seen from the large amount of fieldwork projects in Italy and Greece, as well the museum collections in the Allard Pierson Museum. The two specialisations interlink with the long, yet very current, disciplinary traditions of the UvA and the VU, which include attention for the study of the basis of archaeology, objects and their creators and users.


The programme comprises 60 ECTS credits:
* 42 credits for core courses.
* 18 credits for a Master's thesis.

job perspective

In addition, their understanding of the material culture of the Mediterranean makes them qualified for museums and educational institutions. Moreover, their wide knowledge of many different Mediterranean cultures is suitable for a career in sectors such as journalism, tourism and publishing. Finally, an ACASA Master's in Mediterranean Archeology adequately prepares students for additional education on a Master's or PhD level.

tuition fee

Tuition fees are adjusted annually. For up-to-date information, please see www.uva.nl/collegegeld (Dutch students) or www.uva.nl/tuition (international students).

Niveau WO
Vorm Full-time
Incompany Nee
Open inschrijving Nee
Doorlooptijd 12 maanden
Type MA (Master of Arts)
Kosten (indicatie) Tussen de €450 en €1350
Titulatuur MA (Master of Arts)
Benodigde taalkennis Engels
Gefinancierd Regering
Afronding Diploma
Credits 60