M.A. Archaeology - Theory and Practice

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR10576 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    Free (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Lund, Sweden
This programme combines high scientific and theoretical standards with intensive practical training within Archaeology, Cultural Heritage and Museology. You will be trained in how to excavate and document the past, how to preserve artefacts and buildings and how to communicate your findings and research results to a wider audience. The Department coordinates archaeological field projects abroad, for example in Peru, to which our Master´s students are encouraged to apply.


Special features of the programme:
  • Project-based learning
  • Archaeological Field School at the Viking Age site of Uppåkra
  • A wide range of courses with direct link to our professors’ current research projects, like Buildings as Archaeology, Digital Archaeology With Focus on GIS and Virtual Reality.
Career prospects

After graduating from this programme you will have the archaeological training, documented experience and the teamwork skills that you need to gain employment within the cultural heritage sector, as a museum curator or as a field archaeologist.

Detailed Course Facts

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Tuition fee
  • EUR10576 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • Free ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.


100,000 SEK per year - €10576 per year (approximately)

Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Programme Structure
  • Compulsory courses are marked with red.
  • All courses, except ARKN03 Work placement, are taught in English. (ARKN03 Work placement is intended for Swedish speaking students since we only can organize internship in Sweden.)
  • During semester 2 and 3 optional courses can be chosen among the advanced courses offered. Contact the Study Counselor for information on which optional courses that are given this semester. Note that not all courses shown below are taught every semester.
  • Studies abroad can be done during semester 2 and 3 after authorization by the Director of Studies and application procedures.
  • It is important to apply to the courses in a way that makes the course be included in the progamme.


Admission requirements

A degree of Bachelor specialising in one of the areas of Archaeology, Historical Archaeology, Classical Archaeology and Ancient History or Historical Osteology. English 6/English Course B.

Selection criteria

Based on academic qualifications and a letter of intent.

International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to universities in Sweden when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
Search all Pre-Masters

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