Institute of Prehistory, Early History and Medieval Archaeology

Master "Medieval Archaeology"

Content of study

In the Master (M.A.) "Medieval Archaeology" skills in methods, complex interrogations and practical implementing and practice of the acquired knowledge (excavations, cultural heritage, museology) in the Medieval Archaeology will be imparted. The teached periods are Early, High and Late Middleages and Early Modern Time. The geographical emphasis is on the european area, but also on different regions. The students should be teached in developing and answering complex interrogations and judging historico-cultural discussions against the backdrop of the history of science. The study serves the preparation of the scientific work.

Modulhandbuch (taking effect WS 21/22)

Prüfungsordnung (taking effect WS 21/22)

Admission requirement

For admission are surpassing exams in Bachelorstudies of "Prehistory and Medieval Arhaeology", "Medieval Archaeology" or a similar study expected.

Foreign Languages

Good knowledge in English and one more language are necessary. Knowledge in Latin are required but not necessary.

Organisation of Study

The Masterstudy contains 2 years and can only be started in Winter Term. An integrated practical element is a prevocational internship in a museum, a state office for archaeology or similar institutions and excavation work for some weeks. The 4. Semester is for writing the Master thesis. Responsible is the examination office if the Arts Faculty.

Possibilities for combination

A subsidiary subject is not necessary. In the free module knowledge relevant to the subject will be deeped (e.g. Archaeological Science, Latin, Medieval History, Art History, ...).

Possible Vocational Fields

Cultural Heritage, Museums, Research Facilities, Universities, Publishing, Journalism, Tourism


Günter P. Fehring, Die Archäologie des Mittelalters. 3. Aufl. (Stuttgart bzw. Darmstadt 2000). / Barbara Scholkmann, Das Mittelalter im Fokus der Archäologie. Sonderheft Archäologie in Deutschland (Stuttgart 2009) / Stadtluft, Hirsebrei und Bettelmönch. Die Stadt um 1300 (Stuttgart 1992).