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Master programme Archaeologies

Content and focus of the degree programme:

The master programme Archaeologies serves to prepare its graduates for an academic career. This of course requires a certain specialisation within the whole spectrum of the archaeological fields. Beside practice-oriented teaching – preparation, prospection, organisation, direction and carrying out of archaeological excavations and research projects, the autonomous handling of archaeological find complexes, the compilation of scientific manuscripts and master copies for public relations activities – the theoretical basics and the interdisciplinary, e.g. natural sciences methods, which are necessary especially for the analysis of archaeological finds, are also taught. Modern electronic data collection and analysis procedures as well as current research methods are used. Students can shape their studies according to their own interests thanks to elective modules.

Higher education institution:
Universität Innsbruck
Group of fields of study:
Degree programme:
Master programme
Academic degree:
Master of Arts, MA
4 Semester / 120 ECTS*

Further information:

Languages of instruction:
Student Union fee: EUR 20,20
Tuition fee - see Detailed information
Stay abroad:
Not compulsory
Type of higher education institution:
published in the:
MBl. 2008/09, Stk. 60 (Nr. 238) und Stk. 113 (Nr. 440), MBl. 2018/19, Stk. 69 (Nr. 609)

Definition of the field of studies

The degree programme in archaeologies deals with the research of the history of man on the basis of the historical legacy, which is often brought to light by means of archaeological excavations.


The degree programme consists of the three compulsory modules Archaeological work, educational digs, defence of the master thesis, and the elective modules prehistory and early history, archaeology of the Middle East, classical archaeology, archaeology of the Roman provinces, archaeology of the Middle Ages and contemporary archaeology, of which two must be chosen and completed. The modules consist of a lecture to enhance the knowledge students already have and an exercise of independent academic work on the specific topic. The programme concludes with a master thesis, which must be written in one of the areas of the chosen field of concentration.

Entrance examinations


Supplementary examinations