Urgeschichte und Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie

Examination Office for Archaeological Sciences

Overview of responsibilities

For doctorates and habilitations, please contact the Academic Affairs department.

Indications on processing inquiries

Before contacting the examination office, please take advantage of the detailed information offered online etc. This may also include module plans and examination regulations, see download area. In order to shorten the processing time, we ask you to come to the office hours only with prepared forms and for transcripts of records with prepared certificates (pre-sorted, correctly filled out, information about exception regulations).


Indications on grading certificates

Grading certificates are only issued to the people concerned. If you lose your certificates, please contact the relevant lecturer or for exceptions to the relevant module coordinator, but a replacement cannot be guaranteed. For some modules from the geosciences and biosciences institutes there are no individual grading certificates, but grades for these can be requested from the examination office.



Master theses should be registered after passing all needed modules and at the beginning of the final semester (this is usually the summer semester, exceptions only by arrangement), see application for master thesis registration in the download area. Three copies and a PDF of the master's thesis must be submitted to the examination office by the last day of the semester. The oral exam, in form of a public 20-minute lecture with a 10-minute discussion, usually takes place in the first week of the following semester. To take the exam, you need to re-register (matriculate) in the relevant semester. The master's thesis must generally be written in German or English and must contain a summary in German or English with a minimum of 2000 and a maximum of 3000 characters. The form of the title page and the two following pages with explanations are specified in the master's thesis title page, see download area. Another title page can be inserted before the official title page.

When completing the bachelor's degree with a minor in paleoanthropology or Archaeological Sciences, the relevant certificates (see module handbook in the download area) must be presented to the examination office. The examination office then creates the transcript of records to be passed on to the examination office for the main subject.