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Archaeology: Landscape and Heritage

Study the dynamic past of landscapes. Discover the significance of archaeology as heritage.

Programme of Archaeology
TitleMA Archaeology
TrackLandscape and Heritage

VU University Amsterdam has a leading international position in the field of Landscape and Heritage, in research and in teaching. The MA Archaeology of Landscape and Heritage deals thematically with archaeological landscapes and heritage in many different societies, and has no geographical or chronological limits. The strong tradition of landscape studies at the VU is combined with current perspectives on archaeological heritage. Both the cultural and the more science-based approach of Landscape Archaeology are present in the programme of this track. Archaeological Heritage focuses on the multifaceted meanings of archaeological remains in modern society. Processes of preservation and management, the role of archaeology in spatial planning, and its societal impact in Europe are some of the key-issues that are addressed in the MA Archaeology Landscape and Heritage.

Reading the landscape from past to present: creating sustainable futures for archaeological heritage

The Master track in Landscape and Heritage at VU University Amsterdam is offered in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam, in the context of the Amsterdam Centre for Ancient Studies and Archaeology (ACASA). Thanks to this joint venture you can choose from a wide range of courses, allowing you to strengthen your own research profile and career prospects. The VU Archaeology MA is also closely linked within the VU department of Art and Culture, History and Antiquities. This collaboration offers students even more course options, from ancient history and classics to ecology, environmental science and digital courses.

The MA in Archaeology at VU University offers a wide variety of course options, practical, methodological as well as theoretical, covering a diverse array of archaeological topics, interdisciplinary modules and wide-ranging fieldwork opportunities.

  • Start date:1 September
  • Study type:Full-time
  • Field of Interest:Art, Culture and History
  • Specializations:

Learning archaeology in an international and interdisciplinary environment

“Studying a Master’s degree in Archaeology at the VU is an excellent experience that exposes the student to an international learning environment. The dedicated academic staff are very approachable and their expertise allows for a variety of master classes that broaden your knowledge and skills with both theory and practice. The archaeology master’s program provides further opportunities to expand my learning experience with seminars and special lectures on different topics of research from all over Europe” Andrea Ward MA student Archaeology
Student aan het woord - Ernst Maas
“Following an Archaeology master programme at the VU University allows me to expand my knowledge about specific topics in Archaeology. Besides the possibility to improve my fieldwork skills, I am also challenged to think critically about relevant issues in Archaeology. The frequent fruitful discussions during lectures make me even more enthusiastic about my Master within Archaeology” Ernst Maas MA student Archaeology

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