Archaeology

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Degree programme specification

The studies in the field of archaeology enable to acquire the crucial knowledge and skills which are necessary to work as an archaeologist. The study is designed so that the students can master the basics of methodology and theory of the discipline, and get an insight into the prehistoric, early historic and medieval development inclusive of material culture, where the focus is laid on Central Europe. The high level of study is secured by a wide spectrum of specialised archaeological courses and courses with wide interdisciplinary overlap. The professional training is provided by an extensive offer of technical and practical courses.

The Department of Archaeology and Museology offers for archaeological studies an extraordinary background in the form of three field bases in which the practical training of students in field research is carried out, the best-equipped workplace for geophysical methods in the Czech Republic, a 3D laboratory, a ceramic laboratory, etc. Thanks to this background, the students can apply their theoretical and methodological knowledge in practice during their studies already. The Department maintains numerous international contacts, within which the students can participate in foreign excavations of an oppidum, in an internship abroad within the Erasmus+ project, or attend regular lectures by foreign lecturers.

One of the objectives is to enable the graduates make a qualified choice of their further specialisation, either by the selected employment or through some of the Master’s programmes.

Faculty Faculty of Arts
Type of study bachelor's
Mode full-time
Standard length of studies 3 years
Language of instruction czech
Results of entrance exams from previous years here

Work experience

A compulsory part of specialised studies is the practical training. The student is obliged to complete practical trainings in field research: one (minor), two (maior) and three (completus) in the extent of three weeks each. Practical trainings in archaeological excavation within the Bachelor’s studies are carried out at archaeological excavations conducted by the Department of Archaeology and Museology in Těšetice-Kyjovice, Pohansko u Břeclavi, Rokštejn - research base in Panská Lhota or selectively on Bibracte foreign expedition. Within the optional courses, it is possible to practice on field research or other workplaces of external archaeological institutions, the basics of the structural historical survey, the basics of surface and geophysical prospection and s. o.

Graduate destination

The graduates are prepared in terms of theory, methodology and practice to work as archaeologists in institutions for monument care, memory institutions and public administration. Practical knowledge of geodesy, information technologies and the basics of conservation of historical artefacts can be used by the graduates in many other professions outside archaeology. The graduates in general find employment in all positions demanding the acquisition, analysis and administration of data. The major part of graduates are supposed to continue their studies in a Master’s degree programme, in which they will deepen their knowledge of archaeology and related disciplines.

Study options

Single-subject studies

Combined studies

Further studies

A graduate from Bachelor’s studies in the field of archaeology can (after having met the admission requirements) continue the Master’s studies in any programme of his/her choice. At the Faculty of Arts of the Masaryk University it is possible to continue directly in Master’s studies in the field of archaeology.

Further information

http://archeo-muzeo.phil.muni.cz/en/research/research-topics

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