About the study programme
THE ARCHAEOLOGY STUDY PROGRAMME
The Department of Archaeology offers undergraduate and graduate single-major and double-major university study programmes. The Archaeology double-major study programme can be combined with any double-major study programme at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Both single-major and double-major programmes require full-time enrolment (state-funded or self-financing).
Undergraduate study programme (6 semesters - 180 ECTS)
The undergraduate single-major and double-major Archaeology study programmes offer basic knowledge of different branches of archaeology (prehistory, ancient history and the Middle Ages), its ancillary disciplines and courses from complementary studies. It also enables students to master the elementary technologies and techniques of field work and museum work.
Upon completion of the undergraduate single-major and double-major Archaeology study programme, students will be able to:
- explain and describe the development of the science of Archaeology;
- recognize, define and describe basic terms from different archaeological fields;
- analyze primary archaeological data;
- process and document primary archaeological material;
- identify basic archaeological sources and their function as well as their temporal and spatial context;
- perform ancillary museum-based jobs, e.g.:
· classify archaeological material in systematic and study collections;
· systematize archaeological material in systematic and study collections;
· archive and index inventoried archaeological material;
· set up permanent museum exhibitions as well as temporary, thematic and other exhibitions as a member of technical support staff;
· carry out technical work during archaeological research, e.g.:
o participate in research as a member of research team;
o carry out work related to technical documentation;
o carry out support work in the process of excavation (collection, systematisation and classification of the material);
o manage the inventory of field work findings.
Upon completion of the undergraduate single-major or double-major Archaeology study programme, the student acquires the academic title of Bachelor of Archaeology.
Bachelors of Archaeology cannot work as curators or conservators in conservation institutions, nor can they independently lead any form of archaeological field work. Bachelors of Archaeology can enrol in the graduate programme at our Faculty or in a complementary programme at other institutions. Furthermore, they can perform auxiliary technical jobs in museums in various public or private, scientific or cultural institutions, state administration etc. and all other state or legal institutions from the field of culture, science, media or tourism which require experts of this profile.
Graduate study programme (4 semesters - 120 ECTS)
The graduate single-major and double-major Archaeology study programme enables students to acquire and develop specialized knowledge from different fields of archaeology crucial for participation in archaeological research and to apply this knowledge practically. In addition, students learn the methodology of archaeological research and the methodology of scientific work.
Upon completion of the graduate single-major or double-major Archaeology study programme, students will be able to work on scientific and research activities in the field independently, which implies the ability to:
- analyze, synthesize and interpret archaeological data on a higher level;
- plan and manage field research;
- recognise and solve scientific, professional and research problems;
- apply elementary and specialized knowledge from different fields of archaeology;
- develop teamwork skills and use an interdisciplinary approach;
- use scientific and professional literature critically;
- evaluate the importance of archaeology for the conservation, valorisation and presentation of cultural heritage as a whole.
Upon completion of the graduate single-major or double-major Archaeology study programme, the student acquires the academic title of Master of Archaeology.
Masters of Archaeology can primarily be employed by institutions in the public sector and state administration which require highly qualified employees of this profile, e.g. museums, research institutes, federal departments for the protection of culture and natural heritage etc. Some of them will be employed by colleges and universities as assistants and research assistants. In addition, our study programme can provide the private sector (companies specializing in archaeological excavations and conservation- and restoration-related jobs) with highly-qualified staff.