Faculty of Humanities

Study programs

Master's in European Archaeology

The Institute of Archaeological Sciences offers a mono-master's program in European Archaeology as a specialism. This combination of two subjects is specifically practice-oriented. However, you need to have studied the same combination as majors in your bachelor's degree or must make up any shortfall in qualifications.

The MA degree program offers the mono-master program of European Archaeology as a specialism. This combination of Prehistorical Archaeology (prehistory and early history) and Archaeology of the Roman Provinces is specifically oriented to practical archeology (archaeological monument conservation) in Switzerland and central Europe. For the European Archaeology mono-master's program, you need to have studied the same combination as major in your bachelor's degree or must make up any shortfall in qualifications.

The requirements and details can be found in the degree program information.

Master Archäologie Europas
Basic information
Degree: Master of Arts in Archaeology with special qualification in European Archaeology, Universität Bern
Number of credits: 120 ECTS credits
Degree programs: Mono 120 ECTS credits
Duration: 4 semesters
Language: German
Beginning studies: Fall or spring semester

In the master's degree program, students acquire an in-depth knowledge of methods and practices, various periods and practical research in the four archaeological focus areas offered at the University of Bern. In working towards the master's qualification, students make practical use of the knowledge acquired through analyses of archaeological material.

Individual academic requirements

The following academic qualification is required for admission to the master's degree program in European Archaeology (mono):

  • Bachelor's degree from a recognized Swiss university in the branch of studies Archaeology.

As part of your bachelor's degree program, you need to have studied Archaeology of the Roman Provinces as well as Prehistory and Early History as a focus, otherwise additional attainments of up to 60 ECTS credits will be required. These can either be admission requirements which must be fulfilled in order to complete the master's degree program or admission requirements which must be fulfilled before admission to the master's degree program. The ECTS credits will be listed separately in the diploma supplement as extracurricular attainments.

The bachelor's degree may not be more than ten years old. Exceptions are possible where justified.

Language requirements

If the master's thesis is written as part of the special qualification in Archaeology of the Roman Provinces, a knowledge of Latin is required.

 
For questions regarding application and admission, please contact the Admissions Office.

Current UniBE students

Apply for a change to the M A in Archaeology with special qualification in European Archaeology, Universität Bern by self-service as part of the re-registration for the next semester.
Renewal of semester registration → Self-service
Recognition of academic achievements
Procedure and timing of the renewal of semester registration
   

Application with a Swiss degree

Online application
Assessment
Steps from application to registration
 

Application with an international degree

Online application
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For questions regarding application and admission, please contact the Admissions Office.

Typical areas of work for archaeologists include archaeological monument conservation, museums and universities.

Various career opportunities are available to master's graduates in Archaeology according to the regional or subject orientation of studies. For Pre-historical Archaeology (prehistory and early history) and Archaeology of the Roman Provinces, potential employers include cantonal services for archeology and museums. For Near Eastern Archaeology and Mediterranean Archaeology, employment opportunities include research projects in universities and museums.

Master's graduates in Archaeology often work as assistants to professors in Archaeology at universities. All master's degrees in Archaeology permit students to pursue a course of doctoral study in the field.