Department of Archaeology and Ancient History

Master programs

Our department offers two master programs – Master program in the humanities either in Archaeology or in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History and a Master program in Environmental History. 

The Master program in the humanities will in addition to a further specialization in the subject also provide a broad background in the humanities and is well suited if you are interested in humanistic and cross-disciplinary studies. The training prepares you for research, but with the analytical tools offered by the humanities disciplines, the master programs also provides a thorough basis for many professions.

 

The master programs involves close contacts with teachers and supervisors. We focus on giving you the tools to develop your writing of scientific texts and popular presentation forms, as well as oral presentations. You are encouraged to participate in the postgraduate program's Research seminars, as well as in the activities organised by the department and by the student association Fjölnir.

The program starts off with a compulsory joint course Cosmopolitan Pasts 7.5 hp which is offered as a part-time course on the first half of the Autumn term.  Thesis work comprises 45 hp and may be written fulltime or part time. som ges på halvfart under den första halvan av höstterminen. The remainder consists of courses taken either here at our department or in other subjects at Uppsala University. Internships may also be included in your program. You shape your master program according to your own interests. An individual study plan is established together with the teacher responsible for the program or with the Head of studies. The study plan may be revised as neccessary.

Archaeology may be studied in either Visby or Uppsala. Some of the courses are joint campus courses and you have access to more teachers and researchers with specialist competence.

The Master program in Global Environmental History provides students with advanced theoretical and empirical knowledge on the relationship between people and nature, from the perspective of the social sciences and the humanities. It is designed to give analytical skills necessary for critical and independent studies in this field. Students can be integrated into larger research projects and have opportunities for fieldwork around the world.

Program site for GEH