Archaeology, Bachelor 2 subject

  • 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?


Bachelor of Arts
Winter- and summer semester
6 semesters
Classroom language
Not restricted

2-Subject Bachelor Programme

This degree programme requires a second subject for which advanced knowledge of German language is mandatory.
Information on enrollment/application for German applicants

Information on enrollment/application for German applicants

Application information for international applicants

Application information for international applicants

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 course.
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,
  • 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
  • critical discourse regarding the material legacies of past civilisations in seminars and in the field
  • communicating and transferring knowledge
  • developing new ideas
struggles 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 during the degree course.
Duration: min. 4 weeks

Studying abroad ... is recommended. It is done from 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, Raum 0.3.1b
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-22545
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Archäologie
Building, Room: Am Bergbaumuseum 31, Raum 1.1.1b
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-23382
Website Fachschaft

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