Archaeology - Theory and Practice, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #78 (QS) ,
This Archaeology - Theory and Practice programme at Lund University combines high scientific and theoretical standards with intensive practical training within Archaeology, Cultural Heritage and Museology. 


During the Archaeology - Theory and Practice programme at Lund University, 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. 

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.

Programme Structure

Special features of the Archaeology - Theory and Practice programme at Lund University:

  • 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Currently, the applications are closed.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

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  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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 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.
  • Get all your documents ready: official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants), official transcripts and degree certificate or proof of expected graduation (Master's applicants), passport/ID and proof of English proficiency (all applicants)
  • In addition to the documents mentioned under Step 2, you must submit a statement of purpose (in which you describe in no more than 300 words why you want to attend the programme and what research interests you have) and a CV when you apply for this programme.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    10080 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20160 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Local currency: SEK 200 000


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