Archaeology

About the subject

What did Stone Age people eat? What did houses look like three thousand years ago? When was the wheel invented? Archaeology studies the material remains of prehistoric humans and tries to understand how they perceived their world and how their societies were organised.

Archaeology provides basic knowledge about people, cultures, and societies from prehistoric and historic periods, mainly concerning Northern Europe, but also incorporating global perspectives. The focus is on interpretations of regional diversity and times of change. The source material includes archaeological finds, ancient monuments/ancient landscapes, and written evidence. The course also provides insights into: the history of archaeology, the organization and relevance of the discipline in modern society, and the specialised field of numismatics. With its broad outlook and survey of knowledge about humanity over an extended period of time the course is useful to a wide range of professions.

Career opportunities

Archaeologists may find work in museums, administrative authorities, private excavation firms and universities. The subject can also be advantageous in professions in media, culture, education and tourism.

Courses and programmes

Degree

To obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree in archaeology you can enrol in either freestanding courses or the bachelor´s programme in Archaeology.
To obtain a master´s degree you must enrol in the master´s programme in Archaeology with one of the specializations listed in Education.

Research

Research within archaeology ranges from the Stone Age to the present. Prehistoric material, modern theories, and laboratory methods are all used to understand the conditions of ancient humans.