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Experiencing Archaeological Heritage Management in practice


Compulsory attendance

Not applicable.

Admission requirements

BA-degree (or equivalent) in Archaeology or a relevant discipline.


This is the third phase of the specialisation on archaeological heritage management. In this phase students will experience archaeological heritage management in daily life. They will do a short internship at a heritage management organisation or they can participate in on-going projects of lecturers.
Students are allowed to select an issue of their own interest. They may want to engage with the public, evaluate the effectiveness of legal protection measurements, help to develop a site management plan, etc.
The students will write a proposal for their project and a report on their results. The results will also be presented to fellow students during a closing meeting and they will be published in a booklet that is produced by the students.

Course objectives

  • Ability to write a dedicated project proposal;

  • Ability to organise contacts with organisations, experts and practitioners;

  • Ability to successfully carry out a project within a limited period of time;

  • Ability to write a report on the results;

  • Experiencing heritage management in daily life.


Course schedule details can be found in the MA time schedule.

Mode of instruction

Autonomous work with supervision.

Assessment method

Report on internship, assessment from supervisor.


Register for this course via uSis.
Instructions for registration can be found in the uSis manual.

Contact information

For more information about this course, please contact mw dr M.H. van den Dries.