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Near Eastern Archaeology

Master (2 years) of Arts in Near Eastern Archaeology, 120 ECTS

Institution University of Copenhagen (KU)
Campus South Campus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


On this programme, you work with archaeological finds from the Near East, i.e. Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, Iran and the Arabian Peninsula.You learn about ancient culture by analysing material remains from earlier times. These can range from works of Art to piles of rubbish or the remains of buildings.

Career Opportunities  

The programme in Near Eastern Archaeology is mainly aimed at employment within teaching, research and at museums. The number of jobs within these areas is, however, very limited, so it is a good idea to supplement your studies with courses in culture dissemination, information technology and administration. Graduates have also found employment in ministries, with local authorities, in the travel industry, in the communication sector and at publishing houses.


In order to be admitted to the Master’s Programme in Near Eastern Archaeology, you must have a Bachelor degree in Ancient Near Eastern studies or an equivalent degree programme specialising in Near Eastern archaeology. Applicants who have not successfully completed a Bachelor Programme that qualifies them for direct admission, but whose qualifications are assessed by the Board of Study to be of an equivalent nature, may also apply for admission. The Board of Study is entitled to demand that the applicant passes supplementary tests in order to be admitted.

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. Read about the language requirements of University of Copenhagen.

Apply directly at University of Copenhagen with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact University of Copenhagen] directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education →

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students outside EU, EAA, or from Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition. 

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You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System.

South Campus


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