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, how to analyse buildings, and how to communicate your findings and research results to a wider audience.

Special features of the programme

  • Project-based learning
  • Archaeological Field School at the Viking Age site of Uppåkra
  • A wide range of courses with a direct link to our professors’ current research projects: Buildings as Archaeology, Digital Archaeology with Focus on GIS and Virtual Reality, and Archaeological Studies Human Landscapes

Program modules/courses

Compulsory courses: Field Archaeology in Theory and Practice (30 credits) and the Master’s thesis (30 credits).

Electives: Courses offered by the Department of Archaeology or other faculties/departments. Examples of these courses include the Archaeological Theory and Material Culture, Buildings as Archaeology, Archaeological Studies on Human Landscapes, Text and Interpretation and Digital Archaeology.

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.

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Why Lund University?

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. The University ranks among the world's top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2019 and is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, sustainable and democratic countries.

If you would like to start building your international network in a global classroom setting, Lund University is a great option. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as one of the best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate in-depth learning.

The University is located in Lund, a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes away from Copenhagen Airport in Denmark. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is also home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.

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