Uppsala University

Humanities - Archaeology, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    10422 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    Free
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
Archaeology is the only field within the humanities covering all of human history. The Master Programme in the Humanities, specialising in Archaeology, lets you analyse historical processes and phenomena. The Humanities - Archaeology programme is offered at Uppsala University.

About

The Master Programme in the Humanities, specialising in Archaeology, is one of the international Master’s programmes offered by the Faculty of Arts. The full programme runs over two years and is worth 120 credits, but students can also choose to complete the programme in one academic year, leading to a Master of Arts (60 credits) with Archaeology as the main field of study.

The programme contains both obligatory and elective courses. The Department of Archaeology and Ancient History normally offers four or five courses in Archaeology, Classical Archaeology and Egyptology every term. You can also choose courses from other subjects, if you want to broaden your education further.

If you follow the two-year programme, you will take courses equivalent to 75 credits and write a thesis worth 45 credits paper. If you follow the one-year programme, the course work will amount to 30 credits and the thesis 30 credits.

Career

A Master of Arts degree, specialising in Archaeology, makes you eligible for further PhD study in this field. Previous students have found work as archaeologists, museum curators and educators, investigators for the public sector, aid workers, tour leaders and guides, cultural writers, and researchers and lecturers at universities.

The Humanities - Archaeology programme is offered at Uppsala University.

Programme Structure

The programme contains both obligatory and elective courses. The Department of Archaeology and Ancient History normally offers four or five courses in Archaeology, Classical Archaeology and Egyptology every term. You can also choose courses from other subjects, if you want to broaden your education further.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    575

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. The main field of study must be within the humanities or social sciences.
  • Also required is 60 credits in archaeology.

Selection: Students are selected based on:

  • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies;
  • the quality of the Bachelor's thesis/degree project; and
  • a statement of purpose outlining their archaeological proficiency (1?2 pages).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10422 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20844 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • Application Fee: SEK 900
  • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 50000
  • Tuition fee, total: SEK 200000

    Living costs for Uppsala

    6,573 - 6,670 /month
    Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

    Funding

    Check the programme website for information about funding options.

    StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.