MA in Archaeology – Theory and Practice

General

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Programme Description

Programme overview

This programme is specifically designed to meet the demands within research, field archaeology and cultural heritage management. It combines high scientific and theoretical standards with intensive practical training. You will be taught how to excavate and document the past, how to apply the latest digital technologies for documentation and visualisation, how to analyse artefacts and other archaeological materials, how to analyse buildings and landscapes, and how to communicate your findings and research results to a wider audience. We offer Sweden’s only international MA programme in archaeology and ancient history, as well as a rich, multidisciplinary teaching and research environment. 

Special features of the programme: 

  • Project-based learning.
  • Archaeological Field School at the Viking Age site of Uppåkra.
  • A wide range of courses with a direct link to our professors’ current research projects: Buildings as Archaeology, Digital Archaeology with Focus on GIS and Virtual Reality, and Archaeological Studies of Human Landscapes.

Programme structure

Compulsory courses:

  • Field Archaeology in Theory and Practice (30 credits)
  • Master’s thesis (30 credits)

Electives:

Courses offered by the Department of Archaeology or other faculties/departments.

Examples of these courses include the Archaeological Theory and Material Culture, Buildings as Archaeology, Archaeological Studies on Human Landscapes, Text and Materiality, and Digital Archaeology.

Career prospects

After graduating from this programme, you will have the archaeological training, documented experience and the teamwork skills that you need to gain employment within the cultural heritage sector, as a museum curator or as a field archaeologist.

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Last updated Nov 2020

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Lund is Sweden’s most attractive study destination. The University offers one of the broadest ranges of programmes and courses in Scandinavia, based on cross-disciplinary and cutting-edge research. A degree from Lund University is a hallmark of quality both in Sweden and abroad. Read Less
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