Bachelor / Master Course of Studies

  • There are no restrictions on admission to the bachelor/master course (Prehistoric and Historic Archaeology) at the moment.
  • The bachelor course of studies for „Prehistoric and Historic Archaeology“ always starts in the winter semester.
  • Every newbie has to attend a course guidance at the beginning of the winter semester.
  • The master course of studies can commence in either the winter or summer semester.
  • Information on the structure and course schedules of the bachelor/master course of studies for “Prehistoric and Historic Archaeology” can be found here.
  • Course schedules itemised by semester can be found below.
  • The Certificate of successfully completed preliminary examinations (PVL) according to FPO 2018 is obligatory for all first-year students of Prehistoric and Historic Archaeology in the 1-subject-/2-subject-Bachelor's degree, 1-subject-/2-subject-Master's degree as well as for students who have changed their course of studies (e.g. from 2-F-BA to 1-F-BA PHA, BA to MA). It must be submitted unsolicited to the lecturer responsible for the preliminary examination for confirmation, and later to the lecturer responsible for the module's examination for information. Successful completion of the preliminary examination is a prerequisite for admission to the examination.

  Important Dates:
 
  • Important dates for Pre- and Protohistory are listed in the lecture schedule.
  • On the Friday before the lecture period for the winter semester begins, the student council hosts an information day for newbies.
  • A general preview of the upcoming lectures is given by all lecturers for Pre- and Protohistory for all students of Pre- and Protohistory on the first Thursday of the lecture period at 5:15pm. Afterwards there is an informative orientation for all new external master students.

 

  Notice:
  The course schedules for the subsidiary course Classical Archaeology (Klass. Archäologie), Biosciences (Biowissenschaften), Geosciences (Geowissenschaften), Geography (Geographie) and Computer Science (Informatik) can be found at the end of the course examination regulations.

 

Bachelor course of studies variations

  • Bachelor of Arts:
    • 2-course-BA > Prehist+HistArch (70 credits) and a course from the Faculty for Arts and Humanities (Philosophische Fakultät) (70 credits)
    • 1-course-BA > Prehist+HistArch (90 credits) and Classical Archaeology (Klassische Archäologie) (50 credits)
  • Bachelor of Science:
    • 1-course-BA > Prehist+HistArch (90 credits) and Biosciences (Biowissenschaften), Geosciences (Geowissenschaften), Geography (Geographie) or Computational Science (Informatik) (50 credits)

In addition to these 140 credits you have to earn 30 credits in subject supplementation and 10 credits for the bachelor thesis = a total of 180 credits.

The following lecturers are available as first or second supervisor for your bachelor-thesis (see constitutional order for examinations (Prüfungsverfahrensordnung) §11, Abs. 3):
Prof. Dr. Johannes Müller, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Müller, Prof. Dr. Claus von Carnap-Bornheim, Prof. Dr. Wiebke Kirleis, Prof. Dr. Cheryl Makarewicz, Prof. Dr. Manfred Gläser, PD Dr. Mara Weinelt, Dr. Walter Dörfler, Dr. Martin Furholt, Dr. Isabella von Holstein, Dr. Christoph Rinne, Dr. Donat Wehner.

Master course of studies variations

  • Master of Arts:
    • 2-course-MA > Prehist+HistArch (45 credits) and a course from the Faculty for Arts and Humanities (Philosophische Fakultät) (45 credits)
    • 1-course-MA > Prehist+HistArch (60 credits) and Classical Archaeology (Klassische Archäologie) (30 credits)
    • 1-course-MA > Prehist+HistArch (90 credits) without a subsidiary course
  • Master of Science:
    • 1-course-MA > Prehist+HistArch (60 credits) and Biosciences (Biowissenschaften), Geosciences (Geowissenschaften), Geography (Geographie) or Computational Science (Informatik) (30 credits)

In addition to these 90 credits you earn 30 credits for the master thesis = a total of 120 credits.

In order to be accepted as a master student you have to first meet the following (§17 of the course examination regulations(Fachprüfungsordnung)).

Acceptance to the master course of studies is predicated on having obtained a Bachelor degree (or similar academic degree) in an antiquity subject (with the main focus on archaeology) and at least 180 credits from a German institution of higher education or a comparable foreign institution within the standard study period (at least three years).

The following lecturers are available as first or second assessor for your master thesis (see constitutional order for examinations (Prüfungsverfahrensordnung) §11, Abs. 3): Prof. Dr. Johannes Müller, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Müller, Prof. Dr. Claus von Carnap-Bornheim, Prof. Dr. Wiebke Kirleis, Prof. Dr. Cheryl Makarewicz, Prof. Dr. Manfred Gläser, PD Dr. Berit Eriksen, PD Dr. Oliver Nakoinz, PD Dr. Mara Weinelt. - Reasonable exceptions can be made in some cases, so that an external professor, a private lecturer or a graduate can assume the position of secondary assessor. The decision lies with the examination board.

Further information on the course and the course schedule can be found in the answers to the frequently asked questions (FAQs). The links and course guidance can also help with any questions.


Course Schedules

The current course schedules can be downloaded for print here: PDF.


Examination Offices for the bachelor and master course of studies