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Archaeology Bachelor's programme

Course outline, qualifications and competences

Archaeology is a historical branch of cultural science that deals with the material heritage of past civilisations. The bachelor’s programme strives to provide comprehensive knowledge of the material heritage of Mediterranean civilisations, especially the Greeks and Romans (Classical Antiquities). Equally, it provides knowledge about those civilisations that were subject to Roman rule (Roman Provincial Archaeology). Research is focused on cultural artifacts of the ancient civilisations of the Eastern Alpine, Adriatic, Danubian and Balkan regions. Besides monument studies (architecture, painting, sculpture, ceramics, etc.) the programme pays special attention to the provision of practical subject-specific matters (digs, prospection, preparation of findings, methods of field archaeology, museum work etc.). Moreover, students acquire important key skills such as the ability to reflect independently on archaeological sources and secondary literature and to apply innovative and creative troubleshooting strategies. In addition, students are encouraged to develop social skills such as communication and teamwork skills.

Expected results

Undergraduates of the bachelor’s programme Archaeology will acquire basic theoretical knowledge on the material heritage of ancient civilisations and will be able to classify archaeological sources in terms of their origin, culture, style and period. Furthermore they will be qualified to apply methods of field archaeology during digs and they will also be familiar with documentation, preparation and analysis of findings. They will also be able to develop their own scientific horizon and formulate scientific theories, underpinning and supporting them in interdisciplinary argumentation.


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University degree
Bachelor of Arts „BA”
6 semesters / 180 ECTS-CP
(CP = credit points)
Teaching language
Index number
UB 033 685
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
type of study programme
Qualification level
Bachelor (1st study cycle)
General university entrance qualification, Latin (additional examination before admission)
Supplementary examination (after admission)


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