Prehistoric Farming Communities in Northwestern Europe (research)

Prehistoric Farming Communities in Europe is a two-year research master’s specialisation at the internationally renowned Archaeology faculty of Leiden University. The programme offers the opportunity to participate in the faculty’s ongoing research projects. At the same time, students will be able to pursue their own initiatives.

Choose Prehistoric Farming Communities in Europe (research) at Leiden University

  • Focus on the later prehistory in Europe, especially on communities bordering the North Sea (Scandinavia, the Low Countries, France, Great Britain and Ireland).
  • Explore research topics like Beaker cultures and settlements of the Bronze and Iron Ages, cultural identity, and burial ritual and (selective) deposition.
  • Study at a faculty that ranks in the top ten worldwide in academic reputation and research impact (March 2017 QS World University Ranking by subject).

A view of past communities

This Archaeology research master’s programme aims to develop a detailed and coherent view of past communities. While theory takes an important place, we always work with data and seek to approach these issues from various angles. In order to achieve this goal, our students are engaged in research seminars, written assignments, presentations, participation in field schools and ongoing research projects.

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Master details

  • This is a specialisation of: Archaeology (research)
  • Degree Master of Arts in Archaeology (research)
  • Mode of study Full-time
  • Duration 2 years
  • Start date September, February
  • Language of instruction English
  • Location Leiden
  • Croho/isat code 60133

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