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Master's Programme in Archaeology

  • Years2 years
  • ECTS credits120

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The Degree

The master's programme leads to the degree Master of Philosophy in Archaeology. It is a two year programme (120 ECTS credits).

Objectives / Contents

The Master's programme offers foreign students, primarily from developing countries, a higher degree in archaeology. The aim of the programme is to qualify candidates for research and teaching in archaeology and related disciplines in their home countries. This will be taken into consideration in the preparation of the individual study courses.

Programme profile

The master's programme in Archaeology has a global and regional orientation. Methodological and theoretical perspectives are on material culture in different local and regional context as a source for study.

Programme structure

The master's programme consists of five courses, together 60 ECTS credits, and a master's thesis of 60 ECTS credit (70 pages).

The thesis is the central part of the study, and the five courses are intended to lay basis for formulation of a realistic fieldwork plan, and an efficient fieldwork of duration of maximum six months. The thesis should be relevant to the candidate's home institution's needs and good scientific quality, the thesis shall be an independent piece of work, which shall demonstrate the student's ability to handle a specific research problem.

Master's thesis

350 Archaeology Master's thesis (60 ects)

The Master's thesis shall be an independent piece of work, which shall demonstrate the students ability to handle a specific research problem in a critical and scientifically adequate manner. The thesis will consist of maximum 70 pages (one page -2400 characters) based on primary source material. Examination will be based on an evaluation of the thesis. 60 ECTS credits

Method

Students are expected to become familiar with central methods in archaeological research: Typology, Classification, spatial distribution, ethno archaeology, text and material culture. There is a course in method, but is also expected to be used in practical work with the thesis.

Admission requirements

A first degree (bachelor's degree) of three or four years' duration from an approved institution of higher education, as well as proficiency in the English language.

Prerequisites

Your bachelor's degree must have a specialisation in Archaeology. Such a specialisation should correspond to at least three semesters of full-time study.

Programme structure

Programme structure

The master's programme consists of five courses, together 60 ECTS credits, and a master's thesis of 60 ECTS credit (70 pages).

The thesis is the central part of the study, and the five courses are intended to lay basis for formulation of a realistic fieldwork plan, and an efficient fieldwork of duration of maximum six months. The thesis should be relevant to the candidate's home institution's needs and good scientific quality, the thesis shall be an independent piece of work, which shall demonstrate the student's ability to handle a specific research problem

Masterprogram i arkeologi (krav 120 SP)
Masterprogram i arkeologi - kursdel (krav 60 SP)
Mandatory course
Course codeCourse titleSPSR
ARK301Archaeological Field Course151–41
ARK303Project Plan101–42
ARK305Archaeological Methods101–42
AHKR300Research Ethics01–42
Choose one of the courses
Course codeCourse titleSPSR
ARK304Special Subject Related to Master Degree in Archaeology101–42
ARK306Techniques in Archaeology101–42
ARK314Advanced Field and Laboratory Methods Course101–42
Choose one of the courses
Course codeCourse titleSPSR
ARK302Archaeology, Landscape, Cultural Heritage and Management151–41
ARK312Essay on a Specialized Archaeological Topic151–41
Masterprogram i arkeologi - veiledningskontrakt
Mandatory course
Thesis Contract for Archaeology
Masterprogram i arkeologi - oppgave (krav 60 SP)
Mandatory course
Course codeCourse titleSPSR
ARK350Archaeology - Master's Thesis601–43
SP = ECTS credits, S = Semester, R = Recommended semester

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Admission Requirements

A first degree (bachelor´s degree) of three or four years´ duration from an approved institution of higher education, as well as proficiency in the English language.

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