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Archaeology Today: (Digital) Science in Archaeology

Archaeology Today offers an in-depth introduction to the latest methods, techniques and theoretical approaches of archaeology.

The minor Archaeology Today: (Digital) Science in Archaeology offers the opportunity to become acquainted with the role of the archaeologist and of heritage in society with an outlook to the future. Within the minor you can choose for a ‘science’ or a ‘digital’ path.

  • In the Scientific path you can deepen your knowledge in natural science methods in archaeology, as well as your knowledge of forensic science and environment in archaeology and the actual theme of the Anthropocene. 
  • In the Digital path you deepen your knowledge of digital techniques in archaeology. You will acquire relevant skills in working with applications in this field. 

Study programme

Semester 1

  • What is Archaeology? (6 ECTS)
  • Science in Archaeology (6 ECTS)
  • Digital Archaeology (6 ECTS)

Semester 2

  • Archaeology and Society (6 ECTS)
  • Advanced Digital Archaeology or 
    Environmental Archaeology and the Antropocene (6 ECTS)

Who is this minor for?

The minor Archaeology Today: (Digital) Science in Archaeology is open to all students, and would combine particularly well with a Bachelor's in History, Heritage Studies, Earth and Economics, Earth Sciences and Archaeology.

This minor may therefore also serve as a good preparation to gain admission to a Master's programme in one of the above mentioned fields of study, in particular the Research Master's in Heritage, Memory and Archaeology, the dual Master's in Heritage and Memory Studies and the one-year Master's in Archaeology.

Entry requirements

This minor is open for application to students who have obtained an academic first-year diploma or a positive Binding Study Advice from an academic Bachelor's programme. This entails that you must have obtained at least 48 ECTS in your propaedeutic year. 

The minor is also open for application to students from a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO) who have completed their propaedeutic year. If you are an HBO student and if you are looking to do a Master's programme at the UvA, please check out our pre-Master's programmes.


You can enrol in this minor after 9 April.

A minor in Humanities

This minor is offered by the Faculty of Humanities. The faculty’s minors consist of 30 ECTS credits and earn you a second qualification that will be listed on the transcript accompanying your degree certificate. You can find more information about the application procedure on the following website:

Feiten & cijfers
Studielast 30 EC,
Voertaal Engels
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