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Experiencing Archaeological Heritage Management in practice


Compulsory attendance


Admission requirements

BA-degree (or equivalent) in Archaeology or a relevant discipline, and having successfully completed the course Exploring the dilemmas of archaeological heritage management.


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 to conduct a small resesarch project at a heritage management organisation, or they can participate in on-going projects of the 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 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;

  • Ability to transform the results into a short article;

  • Experiencing heritage management in daily life.

Ects distribution

The course load will be distributed as follows:

  • 7×2 hours of lecture;

  • 280 pages of literature;

  • Report.


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

Mode of instruction

Autonomous work with supervision.

Assessment method

  • Internship report;

  • Assessment by supervisor.

Assessment deadline

The report should be handed in by the end of block 4.


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.