Classical Archaeology (Master)

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Based on the knowledge of the Greek and Roman cultural area from the Bronze Age to late antiquity and its reception in modern and contemporary history and the competences acquired in previous studies, students of the master’s programme in Classical Archaeology specialise in one of the subject areas investigated at the Department of Classical Archaeology. These include: Greek-Roman archaeology with a focus on Greek archaeology or Roman archaeology, Minoan-Mycenaean archaeology, provincial Roman archaeology and early Christian archaeology.

Master of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 066 885

4 semesters / 120 ECTS credits

Language: German

NO entrance examination



Instruction Language German

Please note that the instruction language of this programme is German. To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

Study Programme

The master’s programme consists of the following modules: A compulsory module on Greek-Roman archaeology; an alternative compulsory module (students have to participate either in a field trip or in a training excavation); an interdisciplinary module (courses from the Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies or the Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies are a useful addition); two specialisation modules (A: specialisation in two of the five disciplines of the Department of Classical Archaeology: Greek archaeology, Roman archaeology, Minoan-Mycenaean archaeology, provincial Roman archaeology and early Christian archaeology; B: further development of the critical approach to archaeological questions, sources, types and monuments, acquired in the compulsory module on Greek-Roman archaeology and in specialisation module A); as well as a master’s module (master’s thesis and master’s examination).

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies (examples):

  • Greek-Roman archaeology
  • Bronze Age
  • Provincial Roman archaeology
  • Minoan-Mycenaean archaeology
  • Excavation knowledge



 Overview of the programme structure & topics

Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

After Graduation

Graduates can pursue a career in the following occupational fields:

  • museums, archives and libraries
  • preservation of historical monuments
  • cultural administration and management
  • adult education
  • foundations
  • private excavation companies
  • publishing
  • press, media and public relations with a particular focus on arts, culture, science, leisure industry and tourism.

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

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