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 freshmen 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.
  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 freshmen.
  • 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, Dr. Anke Wesse.

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 following course schedules can be downloaded for print (PDF).

Course schedule for a 1-course-Bachelor of Arts1 / Bachelor of Science2 (90 credits) with a subsidiary course3 (50 credits) "Prehistoric and Historic Archaeology" (Updated July 2015)


Module

Lecture

LF

SWS

P / WP

Require-
ment

PL

LP

Sem. Year

1. Sem.

Ag1 Forschungsgeschichte, Theorien und Methoden der Prähist+HistArch. PS 2 P none written exam 4
Ag2 Einführung in die Prähistorische Archäologie PS 2 P none written exam 4
Ag4 Übung zu wissenschaftlichen Fachpublikationen Üb 2 P none written exam 4
Bg1 Quellen- und Formenkunde VL 2 P none regular attendance 2
Bg2 Archäologische Datenanalyse I Üb 2 P none Ref + HA 4

S 10
S 18

2. Sem.

Ag3 Einführung in die Historische Archäologie PS 2 P none written exam 4
Bg3 Archäologische Datenanalyse II Üb 2 P none Ref + HA 4
Eg1 Bodendenkmalpflege in Theorie und Praxis Üb 2 P none presentation 1,5
Eg2 excavation (12 days) Üb 2,5 P Eg1 protocol 1,5

S 8,5
S 11 S 29

3. Sem.

Cg1 Theorien und Methoden VL 2 P none regular attendance 2
Cg2 Analyse von Quellengruppen Üb 2 P Ag1–4 Ref + HA 4
Dg1 Vertiefte Methodik I Üb 2 P Bg1–3 Ref + HA 4
Dg3 Forschungsdiskussion HS 2 P Ag1–4 Ref + HA 6
Gg1 Menschen, Zeiten, Räume - Prähistorische Arch. VL 2 P none regular attendance 2
Gg2 Menschen, Zeiten, Räume - Prähistorische Arch. Üb 2 P Ag1–4 Ref + HA 4

S 12
S 22

4. Sem.

Kg1–2
Projectmodule


Üb or VL and PrÜb
7
WP
P
P

none short present./Tests/
P/Pres.
14
Cg3 Umweltarchäologie Üb 2 P Ag1–4 Ref + HA 4
Dg2 Vertiefte Methodik II Üb 2 P Bg1–3 Ref + HA 4
Fg1 Vorbereitung Exkursion Üb 2 P none Ref + HA 4
Fg2 annual compulsory excursion (13 days) Exk 2,5 P Fg1 Ref + Protokoll 2
Gg3 Menschen, Zeiten, Räume - Prähistorische Arch. HS 2 P Ag1–4 Ref + HA 6
Hg1 Menschen, Zeiten, Räume - Historische Arch. VL 2 P none regular attendance 2

S 12,5
S 22 S 44

5. Sem.

Eg3 mandatory field / project work (4-6 weeks)
5 P none protocol 5
Hg2 Menschen, Zeiten, Räume - Historische Arch. Üb 2 P Ag1–4 Ref + HA 4
Hg3 Menschen, Zeiten, Räume - Historische Arch. HS 2 P Ag1–4 Ref + HA 6

S 9
S 15

6. Sem.

- - - - - - - -

S 0
S 0 S 15

Fg3 Excursions: small excursions and day trips, 5 days
(not designated to any particular semester!)
P none Ref + protocol 2 S 2

1 The Faculty for Arts and Humanities (Philosophische Fakultät) awards the Bachelor of Arts, if the subsidiary course is a liberal arts course.
2 The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences awards the Bachelor of Science, if the subsidiary course is a scientific course.
3 The course schedules for all of the possible subsidiary courses such as Classical Archaeology (Klassische Archäologie), Biosciences (Biowissenschaften), Geosciences (Geowissenschaften), Geography (Geographie) or Computational Science (Informatik) can be found in the course examination regulations (Fachprüfungsordnung) for Prehistoric and Historic Archaeology.

Annotation:
Module: Titles of the modules in the form of module-numbers
Lecture: Title of the Lecture
LF: Type of lecture; PS = Proseminar (introductory seminar course), Üb = Übung (tutorial), VL = Vorlesung (reading), HS = Hauptseminar (advanced seminar), Exk = Excursion
SWS: allotted week hours during the semester  
P / WP: Status of the lecture (P=mandatory / WP=optional compulsory)
requirements: prerequisites for attending the lecture
PL: type of examination; Ref = presentation, HA = paper 
LP: credits

 

Course schedule for a 2-course-Bachelor of Arts (70 credits) "Prehistoric and Historic Archaeology" (Updated July 2015)


Module

Lecture

LF

SWS

P / WP

Require-
ments

PL

LP

Sem. Year

1. Sem.

Ag1 Forschungsgeschichte, Theorien und Methoden der Prähist+HistArch PS 2 P none written exam 4
Ag2 Einführung in die Prähistorische Archäologie PS 2 P none written exam 4
Ag4 Übung zu wissenschaftlichen Fachpublikationen Üb 2 P none written exam 4
Bg1 Quellen- und Formenkunde VL 2 P none regular attendance 2
Bg2 Archäologische Datenanalyse I Üb 2 P none Ref + HA 4

S 10
S 18

2. Sem.

Ag3 Einführung in die Historische Archäologie PS 2 P none written exam 4
Bg3 Archäologische Datenanalyse II Üb 2 P none Ref + HA 4
Eg1 Bodendenkmalpflege in Theorie und Praxis Üb 2 P none presentation 1,5
Eg2 training excavation (12 days) Üb 2,5 P Eg1 protocol 1,5

S 8,5
S 11 S 29

3. Sem.

Cg1 Theorien und Methoden VL 2 P none regular attendance 2
Cg2 Analyse von Quellengruppen Üb 2 P Ag1–4 Ref + HA 4
Gg1 Menschen, Zeiten, Räume - Prähistorische Arch. VL 2 P none regular attendance 2
Gg2 Menschen, Zeiten, Räume - Prähistorische Arch. Üb 2 P Ag1–4 Ref + HA 4

S 8
S 12

4. Sem.

Cg3 Umweltarchäologie Üb 2 P Ag1–4 Ref + HA 4
Gg3 Menschen, Zeiten, Räume - Prähistorische Arch. HS 2 P Ag1–4 Ref + HA 6
Hg1 Menschen, Zeiten, Räume - Historische Arch. VL 2 P none regular attendance 2

S 6
S 12 S 24

5. Sem.

Eg3 mandatory field / project work (4-6 weeks)
5 P none protocol 5
Hg2 Menschen, Zeiten, Räume - Historische Arch. Üb 2 P Ag1–4 Ref + HA 4
Hg3 Menschen, Zeiten, Räume - Historische Arch. HS 2 P Ag1–4 Ref + HA 6

S 9
S 15

6. Sem.

- - - - - - - -

S 0
S 0 S 15

Fg3 Excursions: small excursions and field trips, 5 days
(not restricted to a single semester!)
P none Ref + protocol 2 S 2

Annotation:
Module: Titles of the modules in the form of module-numbers
Lecture: Title of the Lecture
LF: Type of lecture; PS = Proseminar (introductory seminar course), Üb = Übung(tutorial, VL = Vorlesung (reading), HS = Hauptseminar (advanced seminar), Exk = Excursion
SWS: allotted week hours during the semester
P / WP: Status of the lecture (P=mandatory / WP=optional compulsory)
requirements: prerequisites for attending the lecture
PL: type of examination; Ref = presentation, HA = paper
LP: cedits

 

Course of studies for 1-course-Master of Arts (90 LP) "Prehistoric and Historic Archaeology" (Updated July 2015)


Module

Lecture

LF

SWS

P / WP

Require-
ments

PL

LP

Sem. Year

1. Sem.

Bv1 Quellen- und Formenkunde VL 2 P none regular attendance 2
Bv2 Archäologische Datenanalyse I Üb 2 P none Ref + HA 4
Cv1 Theorien und Methoden VL 2 P none regular attendance 2
Cv2 Analyse von Quellengruppen Üb 2 P none Ref + HA 4
Dv1 Vertiefte Methodik I Üb 2 P none Ref + HA 4
Dv3 Forschungsdiskussion HS 2 P none Ref + HA 6
Gv1 Menschen, Zeiten, Räume - Prähist. Arch. VL 2 P none regular attendance 2
Gv2 Menschen, Zeiten, Räume - Prähist. Arch. Üb 2 P none Ref + HA 4
Kv1–2 Projektmodul
Üb or VL
and PrÜb
7 WP
P
P
none



short present./Tests/
P/Pres.

14

S 16
S 28

2. Sem.

Bv3 Archäologische Datenanalyse II Üb 2 P none Ref + HA 4
Cv3 Umweltarchäologie Üb 2 P none Ref + HA 4
Dv2 Vertiefte Methodik II Üb 2 P none Ref + HA 4
Ev1 Bodendenkmalpflege in Theorie und Praxis Üb 2 P none presentation 1,5
Ev2 excavation (30 days) Üb 6 P none protocol 2
Fv1 prep work for excursion Üb 2 P none Ref + HA 4
Fv2 annual compulsory excursion (12 days) Exk 2,5 P Fv1 protocol 2
Gv3 Menschen, Zeiten, Räume - Prähist. Arch. HS 2 P none Ref + HA 6
Hv1 Menschen, Zeiten, Räume - Hist. Arch. VL 2 P none regular attendance 2

S 22,5
S 29,5 S 57,5

3. Sem.

Ev3 mandatory field / project work (4-6 weeks)
5 P none protocol 5
Hv2 Menschen, Zeiten, Räume - Hist. Arch. Üb 2 P none Ref + HA 4
Hv3 Menschen, Zeiten, Räume - Hist. Arch. HS 2 P none Ref + HA 6
Iv1 research colloquium Üb 2 P none presentation 4
Iv2 archaeological colloquium Üb 2 P none protocol 5,5

S 13
S 24,5

4. Sem.

Iv3 Aktuelle Themen der Forschung HS 2 P none Ref + HA 6

S 2
S 6 S 30,5

Fv3 Excursions: small excursions and field trips, 5 days
(not restricted to a single semester!)
P none protocol 2 S 2

Annotation:
Module: Titles of the modules in the form of module-numbers
Lecture: Title of the Lecture
LF: Type of lecture; Üb = Übung (tutorial), VL = Vorlesung (reading), HS = Hauptseminar (advanced seminar), Exk = Excursion
SWS: allotted week hours during the semester
P / WP: Status of the lecture (P=mandatory / WP=optional compulsory)
requirements: prerequisites for attending the lecture
PL: type of examination; Ref = presentation, HA = paper
LP: credits

 

Course of studies for a 1-course-Master of Arts1 / Master of Science2 (60 credits) with a subsidiary course3 (30 credits) "Prehistoric and Historic Archaeology" (Updated July 2015)


Module

Lecture

LF

SWS

P / WP

Require-
ments

PL

LP

Sem. Year

1. Sem.

Bv1 Quellen- und Formenkunde VL 2 P none regular attendance 2
Bv2 Archäologische Datenanalyse I Üb 2 P none Ref + HA 4
Dv3 Forschungsdiskussion HS 2 P none Ref + HA 6
Gv1 Menschen, Zeiten, Räume - Prähist. Arch. VL 2 WP none regular attendance 2
Gv2 Menschen, Zeiten, Räume - Prähist. Arch. Üb 2 WP none Ref + HA 4
Kv1–2 Projektmodul
Üb or VL and PrÜb
7 WP A
P
P
none
short present./Tests/
P/Pres.

14

S 6/10
S 12/18

2. Sem.

Bv3 Archäologische Datenanalyse II Üb 2 P none Ref + HA 4
Ev1 Bodendenkmalpflege in Theorie und Praxis Üb 2 P none presentation 1,5
Ev2 excavation (30 days) Üb 6 P none protocol 2
Fv1 prep work for excursion Üb 2 P none Ref + HA 4
Fv2 annual compulsory excursion (12 days) Exk 2,5 P Fv1 protocol 2
Gv3 Menschen, Zeiten, Räume - Prähist. Arch. HS 2 WP none Ref + HA 6
Hv1 Menschen, Zeiten, Räume - Hist. Arch. VL 2 WP none regular attendance 2

S 16,5
S 15,5
/19,5
S 27,5
/37,5

3. Sem.

Ev3 mandatory field / project work (4–6 weeks)
5 P none protocol 5
Hv2 Menschen, Zeiten, Räume - Hist. Arch. Üb 2 WP none Ref + HA 4
Hv3 Menschen, Zeiten, Räume - Hist. Arch. HS 2 WP none Ref + HA 6
Iv1 Forschungskolloquium Üb 2 P none presentation 4
Iv2 archaeological colloquium Üb 2 P none protocol 5,5

S 9/13
S 14,5 /24,5

4. Sem.

Iv3 Aktuelle Themen der Forschung HS 2 P none Ref + HA 6

S 2
S 6 S 20,5 /30,5

Fv3 Excursions: small excursions and field trips, 5 days
(not restricted to a single semester!)
P none protocol 2 S 2

Students can choose to either attend the modules Gv1-3 or the modules Hv1-3.

1 The Faculty for Arts and Humanities will award the degree Master of Arts if the subsidiary course is a liberal arts course.
2 The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences awards the Master of Science, if the subsidiary course is a scientific course.
3 The course schedules for all of the possible subsidiary courses such as Classical Archaeology (Klassische Archäologie), Biosciences (Biowissenschaften), Geosciences (Geowissenschaften), Geography (Geographie) or Computational Science (Informatik) can be found in the course examination regulations (Fachprüfungsordnung) for Prehistoric and Historic Archaeology.

Annotation:
Module: Titles of the modules in the form of module-numbers
Lecture: Title of the Lecture
LF: Type of lecture; Üb = Übung (tutorial), VL = Vorlesung (reading), HS = Hauptseminar (advanced seminar), Exk = Excursion
SWS: allotted week hours during the semester
P / WP: Status of the lecture (P=mandatory / WP=optional compulsory)
requirements: prerequisites for attending the lecture
PL: type of examination; Ref = presentation, HA = paper
LP: credits

 

Course of studies for a 2-course-Master of Arts (45 credits) "Prehistoric and Historic Archaeology" (Updated July 2015)


Module

Lecture

LF

SWS

P / WP

Require-
ments

PL

LP

Sem. Year

1. Sem.

Bv1 Quellen- und Formenkunde VL 2 P none regular attendance 2
Bv2 Archäologische Datenanalyse I Üb 2 P none Ref + HA 4
Dv3 Forschungsdiskussion HS 2 P none Ref + HA 6
Gv1 Menschen, Zeiten, Räume - Prähist. Arch. VL 2 WP none regular attendance 2
Gv2 Menschen, Zeiten, Räume - Prähist. Arch. Üb 2 WP none Ref + HA 4

S 6/10
S 12/18

2. Sem.

Bv3 Archäologische Datenanalyse II Üb 2 P none Ref + HA 4
Gv3 Menschen, Zeiten, Räume - Prähist. Arch. HS 2 WP none Ref + HA 6
Hv1 Menschen, Zeiten, Räume - Hist. Arch. VL 2 WP none regular attendance 2

S 4
S 6/10 S 18 /28

3. Sem.

Hv2 Menschen, Zeiten, Räume - Hist. Arch. Üb 2 WP none Ref + HA 4
Hv3 Menschen, Zeiten, Räume - Hist. Arch. HS 2 WP none Ref + HA 6
Iv1 Forschungskolloquium Üb 2 P none presentation 4
Iv2 archaeological colloquium Üb 2 P none protocol 5,5

S 4/8
S 9,5 /19,5
4. Sem. Iv3 Aktuelle Themen der Forschung HS 2 P none Ref + HA 6

S 2
S 6 S 15,5 /25,5

Fv3 Excursions: small excursions and field trips, 5 days
(not restricted to a single semester!)
P none protocol 1,5 S 1,5

Students can choose to either attend the modules Gv1-3 or the modules Hv1-3.

Students who choose to not write their master thesis on Prehistoric and Historic Archaeology, have to attend the tutorial "Cv2 Analyse von Quellengruppen" instead of the tutorial "Iv1 Forschungskolloquium" and have to complete the required examination (presentation + paper).

Annotation:
Module: Titles of the modules in the form of module-numbers
Lecture: Title of the Lecture
LF: Type of lecture; Üb = Übung (tutorial), VL = Vorlesung (reading), HS = Hauptseminar (advanced seminar), Exk = Excursion
SWS: allotted week hours during the semester
P / WP: Status of the lecture (P=mandatory / WP=optional compulsory)
requirements: prerequisites for attending the lecture
PL: type of examination; Ref = presentation, HA = paper
LP: credits


Examination Offices for the bachelor and master course of studies