Classical Archaeology and Ancient History

About the subject

Classical Archaeology and Ancient History specialises in the study of the ancient Greek and Roman world. By studying ancient written sources and archaeological remains you will acquire an understanding of why the reception Classical culture has been important to the development of Western culture

In Classical Archaeology and Ancient History we focus on ancient societies around the Mediterranean from prehistoric times to the fall of the Roman Empire. We study archaeological objects, art, architecture and ancient texts to learn more about the history, archaeology, politics, economy, religion, literature, and philosophy of ancient societies. By studying ancient cultures from a multidisciplinary approach central phenomena and ideologies with roots in antiquity, such as democracy, dictatorships and ethnicity, are discussed and problematized.

Career opportunities

After graduation you can work in a museum or university. Your exam will also be useful to  professions in media, culture, education and tourism.

Courses and programmes

Degree

For a bachelor’s degree in Classical Archaeology and Ancient you can choose to study individual courses or join one of the bachelor’s programmes listed under Educations within the subject.

The bachelor’s degree in Classical Archaeology and Ancient is only offered in Swedish.

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A master’s degree in Classical Archaeology and Ancient can only be obtained through enrolment in one of the master’s programmes listed under Educations within the subject.

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Research

Research in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History is focused on classic Greece and Rome. Current research centers on Aegean prehistory, Greek and Roman political history, rituals in ancient religion, early Christian society in Egypt and Etruscan and Roman archaeology.