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Studies and Teaching

The Institute of Archaeological Studies was founded in 2002 through the combination of classical archaeology and prehistoric archaeology courses. This unique collaboration between sister disciplines, with regard to formal aspects as well as content, creates the centrepiece of the Institute. The teaching reflects these aims at all levels. Both subjects are not only represented, but also jointly accommodate a methodological, objective, chronological and geographical extended concept of science in various ways, such as the archaeometry course and the archaeology courses on the Phoenician diaspora.

The ambition of both bachelor degree courses is a profound education conveying scientific contents and strengthening personal competence in the courses of classical archaeology, prehistoric archaeology and archaeometry as well as interdisciplinary work.
Technical consolidation and broadening takes place in the master’s programme. It enables the completion of independent scientific or applied projects as well as teamwork collaboration in archaeology or other fields.

The following courses of studies are provided:

In the bachelor's degree course in the subject of Archaeological Studies, available as 1- or 2- subject models, Classical Archaeology as well as Pre- and Protohistoric Archaeology are to be studied jointly. An emphasis on one discipline is possible.

In the 1-subject bachelor's degree course additional courses in Archaeometry can be attended, therefore it is possible to place emphasis on Archaeometry.

In the 2-subject degree course, the subject of Archaeological Studies has to be combined with another subject.

In combination with the subject of History, in the 2-subject bachelor's degree course, it is possible to obtain a German-French double degree in cooperation with the Université Franςois Rabelais Tours.

Based on a bachelor’s degree it is possible to enrol in the master's program in Classical Archaeology, Pre- and Protohistorical Archaeology as well as Economic and Raw Material Archaeology as 1-subject or 2-subject programmes. If the 1-subject programme is chosen, it is necessary to add a further area of study (Ergänzungsbereich). If the 2-subject programme is chosen, a second field of study is to be added on par with Archaeological Studies.
In addition to that the institute takes part in the master's programme of Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

For the precise study guidelines please refer to the respective study regulations. A Students Advisory Service is offered by staff members as well as students.