Master's programme in humanities with specialisation in Classical Studies

The department of Archaeology and Ancient History offers a strong and vibrant research environment.Our Master's programme is of good quality and prepares you for further Ph. D studies, while also offering opportunities for national and international internships and participation in research projects. The Master's programme is interdisciplinary with a broad humanistic theoretical base and we also offer opportunities for specialisation within natural sciences orientated fields such as Osteology and GIS.

The programme provides a solid base for a future career in Classical Studies, Archeology, Cultural Heritage Managment, Historical Ecology and Landscape Analysis. The program also provides a broad background in the humanities and is therefore suitable for students interested in the Humanities and interdisciplinary studies more broadly, as a preparation for a career in other areas. A follow-up of our master students' careers also shows that they have had relatively good success in the labour market.

The program

The department offers master courses in Classical studies. The master's programme provides students with advanced theoretical and empirical knowledge of the practice of Classical studies research. It is designed to give analytical skills necessary for critical and independent studies in Classic studues but also in humanities more broadly. You write a 45 credit thesis (equivalent of 1,5 term fulltime studies). You are required to take an additional 15 credit MA course within the subject of Classical Studies. We have a range of courses that offer the possibility to specialise in Landscape analyses and GIS, Historical Ecology, Osteology and Cultural Heritage Management. Through individual reading courses and internships you can tailor the programme to suit your own needs.

In addition, you have the choice of a wide number of MA level courses within the humanities (see the master's program in humanities webbpage for the range of available courses. You may add MA courses from other disciplines (30 credit" and 30 undergraduate courses from Archaeology, Classical Archaeology or other disciplines. See all the department courses here

Students can be integrated into larger research projects and have opportunities for fieldwork . We also offer the possibility to do internships and participate in fieldwork and courses abroad or to do internships outside academia, such as in contract archaeology and museums. The master courses will include regular contacts with teachers and supervisors from an early stage. Emphasis will be on helping you to develop your writing in the form of scientific texts, popular dissemination and oral presentation. Our department is a creative environment with researchers in several areas. You are welcome to actively attend the Higher Seminars and in activities organised by the department and the student society Fjölnir.

To apply

Applications for the master courses are welcome for the autumn term. For further information, contact Director of studies Susanne Carlsson.