Classical Archaeology, Master 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?


Master of Arts
Winter- and summer semester
4 semesters
Classroom language

2-Subject Master

This degree programme requires a second subject for which advanced knowledge of German language is mandatory.
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,
  • 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


  • 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 during the degree course.
Duration: min. 4 weeks

Studying abroad ... is recommended. It is done from the 2nd-3rd semester.
Duration: 1-2 semesters
Where do I find help?
Academic advisory office

Prof. Dr. Bärbel Morstadt
Building, Room: Am Bergbaumuseum 31, Raum 0.3.5.
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-22527
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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