Archeology (B.A.)

The most important facts at a glance:

 

Degree:

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Single-subject-Bachelor

Two-subject Bachelor

Standard period of studies:

6 semesters

Start:

winter and summer semester
Language of Instruction: german

Admission restrictions:

open admission

Application:

You find information on the application procedure for international students here.

Deadlines:

Please keep in mind that you need a certification of recognition for all foreign certificates. The recognition process takes up to six weeks and the certificate must be included in your application.

Winter semester: June 1 - September 1

Summer semester: December 1 - March 1

If you combine a Two-subject Bachelor whose admission is open with one whose is restricted, the deadlines are:

Winter semester: June 1 - July 15

Summer semester: December 1 - January 15

Master:

Archeology (M.A.)

Homepage:

Department of Classical Archeology

Faculty:

Faculty 07: History and Cultural Studies

Accreditation:

The accreditation of study programmes for Bachelor and Master Degrees constitutes as a precondition for the granting of state approval.


Subject Matter

Archeology researches the early epochs of human culture. Its main object is material evidence of ancient societies and civilizations, which is predominantly acquired by means of excavation. The periods under consideration stretch from the very long period of the Stone Age to the so-called metal ages (Copper, Bronze and Iron Ages) and from Classical Antiquity, to Late Antiquity, and into the Byzantine period and the Early Middle Ages. Geographically, the area of research covers the entire space from the Near and Middle East to the Mediterranean, and from the Black Sea region to Northern Europe. The spectrum of the questions covered by archaeological disciplines is highly diverse. Beginning with the ascertainment of the functions of objects and findings, it extends to their analysis as evidence of different aspects of prehistoric, ancient and early medieval life. The complex human impact on the natural environment is examined at the same time. Today, the application of numerous scientific research methods supports archaeological research to a significant extent. Furthermore, by using models and theories, archeology aims to provide

explanations for the development of the cultural and intellectual history of mankind. The B.A. degree program, which was introduced in the winter semester 2003/4, is jointly organized by five archaeological disciplines: Classical Archeology, Prehistory and Ancient History, Near Eastern Archeology, Biblical Archeology, and Christian Archeology/

History of Byzantine Art make for a course program that is unique in Germany. The curriculum is supplemented by practical experience in the form of excursions and, depending on the student’s choice, in excavation work, museums, and media. An integrated part of the B.A. program is also foreign language acquisition, if required for the successful completion of the course or for the desired career of the student.


Information

The International Office offers counselling for international students about the application process and general information.

The Student Counselling Office offers specific information on the subject (List available in German only).

The student representatives give information from a student perspective (List available in German only).