Religion and Society in Native American Cultures (research)

Religion and Society in Native American Cultures is a two-year research master’s specialisation at the internationally renowned Archaeology faculty of Leiden University. Students will actively contribute to current research projects and have the chance to participate in fieldwork.

Choose Religion and Society in Native American Cultures (research) at Leiden University

  • Combine disciplines while studying the past in connection to the present. In this specialisation, archaeology, anthropology, sciences, history, linguistics, landscape and heritage studies come together.
  • Gain a broad knowledge of and deep insight into Native American cultural history, focusing on the relationships between religious worldview and social agency.
  • Participate in field schools related to long-term research projects, such as excavations in the Caribbean or Nicaragua (including studies of material culture and physical anthropology)
  • Opt for research in Mexico focusing on indigenous heritage, like ancient visual art, contemporary oral traditions, water management, etc. Or explore other areas of staff expertise including Venezuela and the Andes.
  • 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).

Field research

Your research master’s thesis is to be based on original research. This may include archaeological or anthropological fieldwork, as well as studies of museum collections, archives and other primary sources.

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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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