Master programs

Master's program in Archaeology  (HAR2M Uppsala & Visby)

If you are interested in contract archaeology, cultural heritage management, or a career as a researcher, this is the programme for you. The programme is vocational but will also provide you with research skills. You will acquire skills in field studies, different methods and interpretative models in the exploration of the past. Through our laboratory exercises, you will learn Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and during fieldwork, you will dig under supervision. Upon completion of an MA in Archaeology our students have numerous transferable skills that enable them to find work in for example contract archaeology, cultural heritage management, tourism, jobs requiring Geographical Information Systems (GIS) within local and national government agencies or as educators, teachers, and researchers.

Master's program in Classical archaeology and Ancient History (HAK2M Uppsala)

If you are interested in Mediterranean archaeology and ancient history, this is the programme for you. Much of what we take for granted in politics, economy and culture has its roots in antiquity. In this programme, you will learn to analyse and communicate a cultural heritage which is central to European identity. You will take a mixture of compulsory and elective courses during the programme. The Department of Archaeology and Ancient History offers courses in Archaeology, Classical Archaeology and Egyptology every semester. You can also choose courses from other subjects if you want to broaden your education further.

Master's program in Egyptology  (HEG2M Uppsala)

This programme is for anyone interested in combining texts, art and material remains in the exploration of Ancient Egypt. You will learn how a scholar works in this field by studying a fascinating set of sources. You will become an expert in identifying problems and suggesting possible solutions from a fragmentary record by analysing and combining different types of evidence. In this programme, language and text studies are combined with history, art and archaeology.The programme entails a solid foundation for PhD studies in Egyptology at various universities in the world. It also prepares you for a career that involves aspects of cultural heritage management or administrative roles.

Read more about the Master program in Environmental History below

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.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

The course overview page of the Master program in Environmental History

Last modified: 2023-02-20