In the Master’s degree programme in classical archaeology, you study the material artefacts of the Mediterranean cultures of Antiquity – from the tiniest potsherds and the impressive architecture of the Acropolis to the unique objects of art now found in museums the world over. The subject deals with the history of Greco-Roman art and culture from prehistoric times to Late Antiquity (approximately 2000 BC to approximately 400 AD). The social, religious and cultural aspects of Antiquity are studied through work with material culture and written tradition. You work with social and cultural history issues relating to Greco-Roman culture in a broad sense at both a theoretical and an empirical level.
The classical archaeology programme at Aarhus University is characterised by a large international network created by the staff and the many research projects associated with the programme. These research projects span the period from the second millennium BC to the sixth century AD. As a Master’s degree student, you have an opportunity to specialise further and shape your individual degree profile through this international network. You can do so by studying at a foreign university or through field studies and archaeological digs in the countries influence by the Greco-Roman culture.
The Section for Classical Archaeology offers highly specialised teaching within a wide range of areas and topics, including late Antiquity, East Mediterranean cultures, Black Sea archaeology and religious landscapes, ceramics, sculptures, sarcophagi, mosaics and numismatics.
Access to the Master´s Programme in Classical Archaeology requires successful completion of a Bachelor degree in Classical Archaeology.
The Board of Studies decides, based on individual assessment, whether applicants with other Bachelor's degrees than the above have the academic qualifications required for their application to be accepted.
Students of the Bachelor's degree programme in philosophy at Aarhus University have the right to be admitted to the Master's degree programme in philosophy on the condition that application is made with a view to continuing directly from the Bachelor's degree programme to the Master's degree programme. The legal right of admission requires receipt of the application by Aarhus University within the appropriate period of time.
As the Master’s degree programme in Classical Archaeology (due to government legislation) only admits a limited number of students each year, meeting the admission requirements does not in itself guarantee admission to the programme.
In evaluating qualified applicants, the admissions committee assesses each applicant on the basis of the average mark (i.e. GPA) of the Bachelor’s degree at the time of application. Marks/grades obtained after the application deadline will not be included in the GPA.
The admissions committee assesses each applicant’s marks on the basis of the information provided by diplomas and transcripts.
English at B level at upper-secondary school or the equivalent is a requirement for admission.
As a Master’s degree student of classical archaeology, you have plenty of opportunity to participate in academic and social activities:
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The most common career paths for classical archaeology graduates are:
With a Master’s degree in classical archaeology, you acquire skills that you can use in many different areas:
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