Digital Archaeology

Digital Archaeology is a one-year MSc specialisation at the internationally renowned Faculty of Archaeology at Leiden University. This programme has a methodological focus on digital data for archaeological research, and the computational methods and tools required to collect, analyse and manage them.

Choose Digital Archaeology at Leiden University:

  • Learn how to collect, import, manage, process and visualise different kinds of digital data for archaeological research. Apply this knowledge to use such methods and tools to analyse, interpret and present digital archaeological data in a meaningful way.
  • Engage in practical work, either in our own computer laboratories, during fieldwork related to one of our (international) research projects, or during internships at one of our partner institutions.
  • Acquire in-depth experience in one of the subfields of Digital Archaeology covered by this MSc-programme: Surveying and geophysical prospection; Remote sensing and image analysis; 3D modelling and virtual reconstruction; Spatial statistics and analysis; Modelling and simulation;Data management.
  • Benefit from the highly interdisciplinary courses. While this MSc-specialisation is firmly grounded in archaeology, a historical and social discipline, you will also get acquainted with aspects of a variety of other disciplines, including computer science, environmental sciences and engineering.
  • 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
  • Degree Master in Science of Archaeology
  • Mode of study Full-time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Start date September, February
  • Language of instruction English
  • Location Leiden
  • Croho/isat code 60805

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