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Structure of the master programme

The Master programmes are directly linked to ongoing research. The Faculty staff is involved in projects all over the world, with a strong emphasis on field archaeology. There is an additional focus on ecology and geology, which is combined with iconological and historical studies, as well as with ethno-archaeological, anthropological and experimental approaches.
In-depth knowledge of a specific cultural area is combined with ongoing debates in general theory, the development of new methods and the advancement of the use of information technology in the discipline.

Apart from admission to the University (cf. enrolment), admission to the Graduate School is obligatory.

Structure of the MA (Master of Arts) programme

General part: 2x5 ec
Focus area 1: 2x5 ec
Focus area 2: 2x5 ec
Thesis: 20 ec
Electives: 2x5 ec
Total: 60 ec

Structure of the MSc (Master of Science) programme

General part: 2x5 ec
Focus area 1: 2x5 ec
Focus area 2: 2x5 ec
Thesis: 20 ec
Laboratory work: 5 ec
Elective: 5 ec
Total: 60 ec

Focus areas

MA World Archaeology
Palaeolithic Archaeology
Prehistory of Europe
Archaeology of the Roman Provinces, Middle Ages and Modern Period
Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology
Archaeology of the Near East
Archaeology of the Americas

MA Heritage and Museum Studies
Heritage Management in a World Context
Heritage and Museum Studies

MSc Archaeological Science
Archaeobotany and Archaeozoology
Human Osteoarchaeology
Material Culture Studies
Digital Archaeology


MA students choose 2 electives (2×5 ec), MSc students choose 1 elective (5 ec) and spend the other 5 ec on mandatory laboratory work.
See the list of MA electives and MSc electives.