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Our two-year Research Master’s (ReMA) programme provides the progressive and practical training early-career archaeologists need in a changing field. This programme is designed with present-day societal challenges and opportunities in mind--including, but not limited to climate change, structural social inequality and migration. You can specialise in a variety of fields, including:

Are you interested in developing a dynamic and marketable skill-set in archaeological method and theory? Do you want to combine your archaeological interests with current societal issues such as climate change and migration? Do you want to learn how to write a peer-reviewed article on archaeology?

  • human osteology,
  • archaeobotany,
  • zooarchaeology,
  • archaeometry,
  • digital archaeology,
  • ethnoarchaeology and
  • heritage studies.

Additionally, you have access to our state of the art laboratories, reference collections, and expertise. Our instructors carry out cutting-edge research around the world--in Europe, the Near East, the Mediterranean, the Arctic and southern Africa to investigate past identities, migrations, technology, climate adaptation and societal resilience. Through structured seminars and tutorials you co-design with our researchers, you will develop essential skills in laboratory methods/techniques, academic writing and outreach.




Master of Arts


2 years

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530

€ 18,700

€ 15,900


Application requirements

Furthermore, the selection procedure is also based on an evaluation of degree certificates, individual results and the thesis or paper.

Bachelor degree in: * Archaeology Students with a demonstrable knowledge of archaeology at university Bachelor's level are admissible to this programme. The Admissions Board will assess whether your educational/academic background meets the specific programme requirements, will consider the level and curriculum of your previous studies, and will decide whether or not you are admissible to this programme.

An excellent academic record: An overview of the results achieved so far within the Bachelor's degree programme and/or other university degree programmes is required

Additional English language requirement: A VWO diploma or a subject certificate for VWO English (mark 6 or higher), minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 100 (with a minimum score for speaking and writing of 25 (each)), or an IELTS score of 7 (with a minimum of 6.5 on all items). Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a minimum score of 185.

A letter outlining the prospective student's motivation for selecting the programme and Research Master's track, including their expectations and interests.

Check when you can start and what you have to pay!

Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
€ 18,700
€ 15,900
Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 1 May '24 1 May '24
1 Sep '25 1 May '25 1 May '25
1 Sep '26 1 May '26 1 May '26


You can check if you're eligible for scholarships that apply to this course.

StuNed Scholarship Programme

StuNed Scholarships for master studies, short courses and customised training programmes are available for Indonesian professionals with at least 2 years' work experience in a development-related organisation.


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Main address
Oude Boteringestraat 44
9712 GL Groningen
050 363 9011

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