Bioarchaeology (research)

Bioarchaeology is a two-year research master’s specialisation at the internationally renowned Archaeology faculty of Leiden University. The programme is ideally suited for students who are interested in combining archaeology with science.

Choose Bioarchaeology (research) at Leiden University

  • Discover our four research disciplines, together covering an extensive geographical area and time range. Pursue your own interest within these subjects.
  • Opt for Archaeobotany and investigate, for example, changes in vegetation and environment during the past 2.6 million years, as well as the taphonomy of plant macrofossils in lacustrine and fluvial depositional settings.
  • Focus on Archaeo/Palaeozoology and dive into Eurasia in the period from Early Pleistocene to Holocene. Biostratigraphical studies, palaeo-ecological studies, as well as taphonomical studies are executed.
  • Go for Human Osteoarchaeology and analyse human remains from international archaeology contexts as well as behavioural and social facets of mortuary practices in past societies.
  • Explore Isope Archaeology and work on the analysis and interpretation of stable isotopes of human and faunal remains from archaeological contexts. Focus also on dating projects, involving radiocarbon dating as well as other dating methods.
  • 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).

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Master details

  • This is a specialisation of: Archaeology (research)
  • Degree Master of Science 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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