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Archeologie: MA Heritage and Museum Studies

Seen from an archaeological perspective and in so far as they are relevant to heritage management and modern museum practices, the specialisation Heritage and Museum Studies combines academic and practical aspects of cultural and landscape studies, politics, cultural theory and the environmental sciences.
The programme will take you through current approaches and ethical issues and allows you to experience some of them in daily practice.

Heritage and Museum Studies

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2

General part

Archaeological Theory: How Materials Shaped The Human World 5

Career profile

Heritage Research: Methods and Approaches 5
Museums, Collections and Society 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

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

The Americas

Peoples, Ideas, And Resources On The Move In The Pre-Colonial And Early Colonial Caribbean and Amazonia 5
Current Issues in the Archaeology of the Americas 5


Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Underwater Archaeology and Maritime Landscapes 5
History of Construction and Heritage 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)