Study programme

Landscape and Heritage (Archaeology)

The Master’s in Landscape and Heritage offers a one year programme that explores the significance of landscapes and materials from the past in later periods and the modern world. Results from recent landscape research are combined with current debates on heritage.

Programme overview 

The programme comprises three specialised core courses and two shared archaeology courses. An elective can be chosen from a wide range of Master’s programmes, such as archaeology, heritage and history. Each student must either do a research tutorial or an internship, as well as complete an individual Master’s thesis. You also have the opportunity to develop an individual programme which combines courses from other ACASA Master’s programmes. A proposal for such an individual programme must be approved by the programme’s examination board.

Programme structure

The Master's programme in Landscape and Heritage comprises 60 ECTS credits:

  • 18 credits for Core courses
  • 12 credits for shared courses
  • 6 credits for Electives
  • 6 credits for Tutorial
  • 18 credits for a Master’s thesis

Core courses

  • Historical landscapes and archaeological heritage
  • Archaeology, Museums and the Public
  • Biography of landscapes

Shared courses

  • Cutting edge in Archaeology: Archaeology of conflict
  • Archaeology and Society


As one of the ACASA programmes, the Master’s in Landscape and Heritage allows you to choose from a wide range of courses in archaeology, or in related fields such as heritage studies, history, ancient studies or classics.


The Landscape and Heritage programme includes an individual tutorial in which you can either conduct your own archaeological research, head out to the field for fieldwork or do an internship at a museum or heritage institution.


An important part of the programme, the Master’s thesis enables you to conduct original research under the supervision of one of the staff members. The subject of the thesis must be mutually agreed upon by the student and the thesis supervisor.


For more information about available internships and the experiences of other student interns, please follow the link.

Detailed course information

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Credit transfer

Students who show exceptional promise during a regular or professional programme are encouraged to continue their studies in a research programme. Once students are admitted to the research programme, they can transfer credits earned during their previous course of study towards their research programme degree. The Examinations Board determines which courses qualify for transfer.

Published by  Faculty of Humanities

27 November 2017