Prehistory and Historical Archaeology (Bachelor)

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The bachelor’s programme in Prehistory and Historical Archaeology aims at equipping students with the necessary competences to participate in research projects in the humanities and cultural studies. Graduates are qualified to communicate research findings from the area of prehistory and historical archaeology in cultural communication, public relations, museums as well as tourism. Moreover, students acquire the basic knowledge required for further studies in a master’s programme in the area of history or cultural history. Graduates of the bachelor’s programme have subject-specific knowledge of archaeological finds and dating and are able to determine the cultural origin of finds. The use of material sources in teaching allows graduates to get a multi-faceted picture of history and cultural history.

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 033 601

6 semesters / 180 ECTS credits (including 60 ECTS credits of extension curricula)

Language: German

NO entrance examination

Curriculum

Attention

Instruction Language German

Please note that the instruction language of this programme is German. To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

Study programme

The bachelor’s programme in Prehistory and Historical Archaeology consists of an Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP), the groups of compulsory modules Epochs of Prehistory, Epochs of Protohistory and Historical Archaeology, and the compulsory modules Excavation Techniques, Basic Qualifications in Archaeology and Field Trip: Austrian Cultural Area. To successfully complete the programme, students have to write a bachelor’s thesis.

Five concepts

which you will deal with during your studies (examples):

  • Prehistory and historical archaeology
  • Time periods and cultural eras
  • Theory and methodology
  • Field archaeology
  • Stratigraphy

 Overview of the programme structure & topics

Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.



After Graduation

Graduates of the bachelor’s programme in Prehistory and Historical Archaeology are able to participate in archaeological practices, such as field surveys and excavations, and record and assess archaeological finds. Furthermore, graduates are able to prepare technical reports and presentations for public relations and know the theoretical basics of a historic academic discipline. In addition, they are also aware of its special interdisciplinary approaches, required for the analysis of archaeological finds[JP1] . Students acquire the necessary knowledge enabling them to participate in research projects in the area of the humanities and cultural studies. Graduates are qualified to communicate knowledge about prehistory and historical archaeology in the following areas: cultural communication, public relations, work at museums and tourism.


 [JP1]Diese beiden Sätze sind doppelt – siehe Punkt 1.

 

 

 

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