Studying archaeology at Leiden University is all about studying societies and cultures from the past, trying to reconstruct them and bring them back to life. You will apply your interest in the past to make a meaningful contribution to resolving present-day societal issues, such as migration, globalisation and climate change.
The Archaeology programme at Leiden University

gives you a solid basis for a national or international career in archaeology, heritage management, heritage policy or within the museum world.
provides you with a variety of regional expertise on Europe, the Near East, the Mediterranean, and the Americas
has earned a place in the top of archaeology research and teaching institutes in the world.
hosts enthusiastic students and staff who form a dynamic international research community, active all around the world.
offers teaching that is strongly linked to our research, so you do not only hear about our research in the classroom, but also participate in it.
Depending on the specialisation of your choice, you either receive a Master of Arts or a Master of Science degree.