Master (2 years) of Arts in Prehistoric Archaeology, 120 ECTSHumanities, social sciences, communication and arts
|Institution||Aarhus University (AU)|
|Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH)||4000 EUR|
|Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH)||0 EUR|
DescriptionThe MA in Prehistoric Archaeology programme explores the prehistory of humans from their earliest traces in the Stone Age to the end of the Viking Age. The emphasis is on southern Scandinavian archaeology, but developments here are also related to the rest of Europe and beyond. Scandinavian archaeology has a long tradition and a unique find material. There are the spectacular shell mounds of the hunter-gatherers in the Mesolithic Age, thousands of megaliths and large causewayed enclosures constructed after the advent of agriculture, well-preserved oak log coffins from the Early Bronze Age, great mounds, intriguing rock carvings from the Late Bronze Age, the bog bodies and war booty sacrifices of the Iron Age, and the royal sites of the Viking Age, to mention just a few of the highlights. The MA in Prehistoric Archaeology programme offers an opportunity for in-depth study of these and other finds and the societies from which they came.
Career OpportunitiesMost graduates from the MA programme choose to work as archaeologists, mainly in museums, where they assume responsibility for excavations or for the dissemination of knowledge about the past or cultural issues in general. Some are employed within cultural administration, where their general analytical and theoretical abilities lead to very varied jobs. There is also the option of making a research career. You can apply for a PhD scholarship, either during the first year of the MA programme or after completing your MA thesis.
AdmissionTo find out more about admission to the MSc in Prehistoric Archaeology please visit the programme’s website.
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