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World Archaeology


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World Archaeology in Leiden encompasses the study of societies, cultures, and human behaviour from the past, aiming to reconstruct and revive them. With our mix of education and research you lay a strong foundation for an international career in archaeology or heritage management.


Make a meaningful contribution to our knowledge of humankind by studying the activities and behaviour of people from the past. With learnings from history, you will gain new insights into our present-day world. You will look at contemporary issues like migration, globalisation, and climate change through an archaeological lense. With this unique angle, you may contribute to the public debate.

World Archaeology is a specialisation of the Bachelor's programme in Archaeology. You will choose your specialisation at the end of the first year of your Bachelor's studies in Archaeology.

Furthermore, the programme offers:

  • a strong, global emphasis, with wide networks in international research;
  • excellent facilities in the heart of Leiden’s academic community;
  • English language teaching by enthusiastic lecturers;
  • a lively and sociable study association.






3 years

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Tuition fee 2023/2024

€ 2,314

€ 12,500


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Tuition fees  
€ 2,314
€ 12,500
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Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '23 1 May '23 1 Apr '23


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2311 EZ Leiden
071 - 5271111

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