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Archeologie: MA Heritage and Museum Studies

Today, in many parts of the world, archaeologists are encountering diverse forms of cultural and environmental continuity. This living heritage of ours offers valuable opportunities for innovative research that may throw light on the meaning and function of archaeological artefacts and historic monuments, as well as landscapes with deep histories.

Heritage and Museum Studies

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2

General part

Archaeological Theory: How Materials Shaped The Human World 5

Career profile

Museums, Collections and Society 5
Heritage Research: Methods and Approaches 5
Community Heritage and Public Archaeology 5
Master Thesis Heritage and Museum Studies 20

Choose any 2 focus area courses (see 'Focus area courses' tab above) (2 x 5 ec)

Choose 2 elective courses (see 'Electives' tab above) (2 x 5 ec)

Focus area courses

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2


Key Developments in European Prehistory 5
Urban Archaeology 5
Hunter-gatherer Archaeology 5

The Near East

Neolithisation in the Near East 5
The Archaeology of the Assyrian Empire 5

The Mediterranean

A Global Revolution? Change and Innovation in Afro-Eurasia in the Hellenistic and Roman Period (250 BC – AD 250) 5
The Archaeology of Early Roman Imperialism 5
Current Issues in the Archaeology of the Frontier Regions of the Roman Empire 5

The Americas

Mobility, Interaction and Colonialism in the Americas 5
Current Issues in the Archaeology of the Americas 5


Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Forensic Archaeology 5
The Human Planet 5
How Deep History Shaped the Human World 5
How Globalisation Shaped the Human World 5
History of Construction and Heritage 5
Underwater Archaeology and Maritime Landscapes 5
Master Internship: Heritage and Museum 5

or: free choice from the rest of the focus area courses

or: free choice from the other profiles, or programmes outside Archaeology (after approval of Board of Examiners)