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Research in Practice


Admission requirements

Participation in the Honours College Track Archaeology.


The aim of this course is to enable you, under the supervision of a researcher, to gain experience in conducting research within the context of a long-term research project and within a research group.

A student or a group of 2-3 students will conduct research, autonomously but under the supervision of a researcher linked to the Faculty of Archaeology, for at least 17 working days. These 17 working days can be scheduled after consultation with the internship provider and after approval by the Honours coordinator during the academic year.

The course will end with a report about your activities during this internship. You can also choose to attend lectures within or outside the Faculty of Archaeology, and visit international congresses in the context of a personal academic development plan.
This is only possible after consultation with the Honours coordinator and after approval by the Board of Examiners.

Course objectives

  • Independently set up and implement a (small-scale) research project;

  • Learn how to report research results.

Mode of instruction

Participation in current research being conducted by staff.

Course load

  • 17 internship days;

  • Writing internship report (guidelines are on BlackBoard).

Assessment method

  • Internship report (evaluation by Honours coordinator);

  • Assessment by the internship supervisor.

The internship report must be submitted 6 weeks after completing the last internship day.

Reading list

To be announced in internship agreement or official project description as in Blackboard


For more information about this course, please contact dr. M.S. de Waal.


  • Compulsory attendance;

  • This course is taught in both Dutch and English.