Leiden’s Archaeology master’s programmes are the broadest programmes of their kind in the Netherlands. Leiden is the only place in the Netherlands that has an independent Faculty of Archaeology. The Faculty consistently ranks in the global top 10 in the QS World University Ranking.
The programme offers various specialisations and regional focus areas. You may choose to focus on regions like Europe, the the Mediterranean and West Asia or the Americas. The teaching programme is closely linked to ongoing, state-of-the-art research. Our academic staff are involved in research all over the world, with a strong focus on field research. In addition, the programme emphasises ecology and geology, combined with both iconology and historical studies, as well as ethno-archaeological, anthropological and experimental approaches. The possible combination with modern museum practices and developments of archaeological heritage management broadens the scope even more.