As a Master’s degree student of Medieval and Renaissance archaeology at the University of Aarhus, you study the past of the Nordic and other European countries. Denmark is the starting point for the degree programme and you learn to understand Danish culture and society as they have developed during the course of time. However, we also place considerable emphasis on both a Nordic and an international perspective.
In the Master’s degree programme, you acquire specialist knowledge about topics such as buildings, artefacts and Denmark’s cultural topography, and you study a European issue in depth. In addition, you acquire thorough insight into the subject’s methodology and theory, including the use of complex types of source material and the relationship between such sources, as well as theories and interpretations regarding material culture.
A Master’s degree in Medieval and Renaissance archaeology counts as two years of full-time study (120 ECTS credits).
Examples of qualifying degree programmes
Students of the Bachelor's degree programme in Medieval and Renaissance archaeology at Aarhus University have the right to be admitted to the Master's degree programme in Medieval and Renaissance archaeology 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 Medieval and Renaissance 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: read about English language requirements.
As a student it is important to know the regulations for your chosen subject: what is the content, how is it structured and what does it require from you.
You can find this information in the academic regulations. There is a regulation for both bachelor’s supplementary subject and master’s supplementary subject:
In the following graphical presentation of the subject you can see the different modules and courses that, in addition, link to the course catalogue where you can read the course descriptions.
Since we have a new administration system, there are still some elements that do not work. We are working on the graphical presentation for the master’s subject and adding links to the course catalogue.
The Department of Medieval and Renaissance Archaeology is based at Moesgaard, just outside Aarhus, where we have pleasant classrooms, a library and access to the Moesgaard Museum and the attractive local scenery. Click here for more information.
Approximately 140 students are enrolled at the Department of Medieval and Renaissance Archaeology. You therefore become part of one of the university’s smaller degree programmes. This provides a close-knit academic environment and a social atmosphere with a pleasant, relaxed tone between students from different years and between teachers and students.
You can take part in the following:
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This data is derived from AU's 2013/2014 employment survey. This data should not be considered a completely accurate representation of the labour market and job functions for all graduates of the individual degree programmes. It exclusively represent the responses submitted to the survey in the years in question.
The most common career paths for graduates of Medieval and Renaissance archaeology are:
You can also choose to pursue a career as a researcher in Medieval and Renaissance archaeology. You have the option of applying for admission to the PhD programme at the faculty’s Graduate School. You can apply when you have completed your Bachelor’s degree and one year of your Master’s degree studies or when you have completed your Master’s degree.
As a graduate of Medieval and Renaissance archaeology, you have competences in many different areas:
Please contact the Student Counselling Office for advice about employment opportunities and the subject profile options of your degree programme.
You can read more about the career services that are available from Arts Karriere who provide information about employment opportunities as well as arranging various events and workshops.