Classical 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

 

Classical Archaeology, Master 2 subject

What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

students have the chance to deepen the archaeology and ancient studies competencies acquired in the B.A. course by choosing individual subjects pertaining to the Greco-Roman history. The degree course ensures highest academic quality by integrating interdisciplinary and workplace-oriented training.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • Understanding of the sites and cultural heritage of the Greco-Roman world
  • Genesis and evolution of ancient art and other categories of archaeological finds
  • Understanding of historical and heritage-related contexts using the example of ancient cultures
  • Problems of ancient eras and the material tradition thereof
  • Categories, media, functions, techniques, contexts, forms and styles
  • Autonomous compilation of and reflexion on current scientific position
  • Careers in archaeology

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,

... have:
considerable interest in historical and heritage-related issues, basic knowledge in an archaeology and history-related discipline, the ability of communicating complex contents orally and in writing, idealism coupled with high frustration tolerance
... enjoy:
critical discourse regarding the material legacies of Greco-Roman civilisations, communicating and transferring knowledge, developing individual research positions
... 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

This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
  • Archaeological, Historical and Cultural Science studies
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • at universities and in academia in general
  • in museum and exhibition management
  • in heritage protection
  • in adult education and tourism
  • in arts administration

And else?

An internship ...

is recommended. It is done in the 1st-3rd semester.
Duration: min. 4 weeks

Studying abroad ...

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

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Dr. Patric Kreuz
Building, Room: Am Bergbaumuseum 31 / 0.3.6
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-24736
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

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Degree: Master of Arts
Start: Winter- and summer semester
Duration: 4 semesters
Classroom language: German

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