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Master Archaeology

Career prospects

The Master's programme Archaeology prepares you for a broad range of career opportunities.

Job market

Students graduating with a Master’s degree in Archaeology can be employed in positions requiring in-depth knowledge of archaeology. They also find their way into other jobs requiring a range of academic skills. Examples of sectors in which students who have followed this programme have found positions include:

  • Commercial archaeological firms
  • Local, national or international heritage management agencies
  • The public presentation of archaeology
  • The broad cultural heritage sector including:
    • Museums
    • Archives
    • Journalism
    • Cultural tourism
  • IT sector
  • Banking and business administration

An academic career

Graduates can also choose to pursue a PhD programme at the UvA or the VU Amsterdam, or at another university in the Netherlands or abroad. When pursuing an academic career, it is advisable to discuss the possibility of joining the two-year Research Master's programme Heritage, Memory and Archaeology.