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Archaeology

... looks into questions such as ...

  • Which scientific methods does archaeology apply to investigate the material legacies of past civilisations?
  • How are objects and monuments of past cultures analysed and classified within a cultural and historical context?
  • Which functions do object and monuments have within their respective cultures and which conclusions regarding those cultures and their societies may be drawn from them?
  • How does one research and analyse past cultures?

Degree programmes

 

Archaeology, Bachelor 1 subject

What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

it does more than just teaching archaeological competencies and methods: the university’s in-house art collection (Kunstsammlung), in collaboration with local affiliated institutions, integrate hands-on and application-oriented aspects of archaeology and cultural heritage management into the degree programme.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • Historical and cultural background knowledge regarding past civilisation
  • Understanding of cultural heritage
  • Methodology
  • Problems pertaining to scientific research of historical eras
  • Categories, media, functions, techniques, contexts, forms and styles
  • Factors affecting development, functional, social and heritage-related contexts, plus informative intentions inherent to the artefacts
  • Professional practice

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,

... have:

  • basic historical and geographical know-how, good powers of observation, an interest in cultural and historical correlations and issues, willingness to autonomously explore new cultural heritage groups and read numerous technical texts, the ability of communicating relevant contents orally and in writing, idealism coupled with high frustration tolerance

... enjoy:

  • critical discourse regarding the material legacies of past civilisations in seminars and in the field, communicating and transferring knowledge, developing new ideas

... struggle through:

  • a plethora of archaeological finds from various excavation sites and various eras and cultures, comprehensive foreign-language (e.g. English, French, Italian and Turkish) literature, preparing written papers and oral presentations
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in museum and exhibition management
  • in the field of heritage protection
  • in media companies and the publishing industry
  • in adult education and tourism
  • in arts administration

And else?

An internship ...

is recommended. It is done from the 1st semester.
Duration: min. 4 weeks

Studying abroad ...

is recommended. It is done in the 3rd-4th semester.
Duration: 1-2 semesters

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ebel-Zepezauer
Building, Room: Am Bergbaumuseum 31 / 0.3.1b
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-22545
Email:
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Archäologie
Building, Room: Am Bergbaumuseum 31, Raum 1.1.1b
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-24677
Email:
Website Fachschaft

Profile

Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Start: Winter- and summer semester
Duration: 6 semesters
Classroom language: German

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