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 Master’s degree programme in Prehistoric Archaeology addresses both small and large questions about the origin of culture, the fates of past societies, and the role of things in everyday life. Traces of prehistoric times in the form of material artefacts are studied with a view to explaining major trends in human history, especially in southern Scandinavia. There is a focus on Scandinavia, but a broader European perspective is also taken into account, from the beginning of the Stone Age to the end of the Viking Age.
Interdisciplinary InvestigationsHumanistic, natural-science and social-science approaches are all used interpreting the material traces of prehistory, with the aim of achieving a holistic picture of prehistoric societies. On the programme, you will attend courses with a focus on a number of prehistoric periods, taking specific themes such as technology and knowledge, war, religion and rituals, or mobility and exchange. You will be able to choose from a range of topics within these general themes. You will become familiar with several different analytical methods for handling archaeological data and general anthropological theory. You will also be able to shape your education uniquely through an internship, by going abroad, or by choosing personal profile courses.
Student LifeThe Department of Archaeology is based at Moesgaard, an eighteenth-century manor house located just south of Aarhus. There is a library, computers, a common room, lounges, a cafeteria, and of course the Moesgaard museum of archaeology and ethnography, MOMU, and its beautiful surroundings.
The main association for students within the department is Hikuin. Hikuin is there to ensure your well-being as a graduate student in the programme. It organises academic discussions about your studies and contact with the business community, not to mention the legendary Friday bars and a range of social initiatives. There are also many other events for students within the Faculty of Arts and Aarhus University in general, including lectures, intro days, career days, seminars, celebrations and sports days.
CareersThe five most common career paths for graduates from the Prehistoric Archaeology programme are excavation work; museum work, as a curator, researcher or communications officer; work in cultural institutions such as archives, exhibition centres, or libraries; work in IT and communication, whether as a web designer or system developer or as an editor or copywriter; and analysis and project management work. You can also apply to continue as a researcher in prehistoric archaeology, with the option of applying for admission to the PhD programme in the faculty’s graduate school.
AdmissionTo find out more about admission to the MSc in Prehistoric Archaeology please visit the programme’s website.
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