The Transformation of the Roman World (research)

The Transformation of the Roman World is a research master’s specialisation at the internationally renowned Archaeology faculty of Leiden University. The programme offers an introduction to advanced studies of Europe and the Mediterranean in Late Roman and Post-Roman times (c. 300-900 AD).

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  • Analyse the economic recovery of North-Western Europe in Merovingian and Carolingian times, exchange networks in the Mediterranean, and agrarian innovation and water management in Jordan.
  • Benefit from our expertise including the study of burial sites, the fate of Roman towns in the early Middle Ages, and the study of Christian centres.
  • Participate in the current research projects of the Faculty of Archaeology that focus on the Merovingian and Carolingian world in North-Western Europe, the Byzantine Period in the Mediterranean and the Roman, Byzantine and Islamic periods in (southern) Jordan.
  • Take the opportunity to work in field schools relating to research projects, while excursions to relevant sites and museums are also part of the programme.
  • Focus on interdisciplinary research, combining archaeology with disciplines such as history, anthropology, art history, linguistics and natural sciences.
  • 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 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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