Urgeschichte und Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie

Master of Science

"Archaeological Sciences"

Brief information about this MSc in english and german

This two-year, in-depth interdisciplinary program provides students with a detailed understanding of the human past, focusing on a combination of disciplines in the natural sciences. Students specialize in one of six subfields and tailor courses and research with top scientists on staff.

Students acquire practical and theoretical knowledge using cutting-edge tools and gain experience in the lab and the field.

An early integration in ongoing research projects and the development of scientific skills allows students to undertake projects of their choice, in consultation with their advisors, to investigate current questions in any field of archaeology.

The study course consists of 120 credits. Below is a summary of the general outline. Most modules -except for the project and the master thesis- consist of 6 credits. Depicted in red are the modules during which students select one of the 6 specialisations (archaeometry, archaeobotany, geoarchaeology, paleoanthropology, paleogenetics and zooarchaeology).

General study plan