The bachelor's degree in Ancient Studies offers a wide range of basic training in the combination of the disciplines Egyptology, Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Classical Archeology, Prehistoric Archeology and Near Eastern Archeology. Linking the courses offered in the participating subjects in the integrative area of ??the Bachelor's degree promotes interdisciplinarity, which is important in research and teaching as well as in professional practice outside the university.

The prehistoric archeology as a science of early humans deals with their material legacies, social and economic forms of organization as well as their artistic, symbolic and spiritual expressions of life, insofar as they have left lasting traces. Your area of ??work ranges in time from the incarnation to times with sufficient written sources. The prehistoric research in Germany is spatially concentrated mainly on Europe and neighboring areas. In terms of questions and objectives, it is a historical science, in methodological terms it is an archaeological discipline. Prehistoric archeology researches artefacts as well as ground monuments and their chronology, Function and cultural-historical significance with the help of form-based-typological, quantitative-statistical and material analysis methods as well as historical cultural-anthropological analogies Through excavation activities, she is constantly opening up new sources. Your work is enriched by the addition of methods and findings from various humanities and natural sciences such as ethnology, history, physical and historical geography, anthropology, archeozoology and archeobotany.

Program Structure

The course comprises the integrative area, which is independent of the selected profile area, the profile area, related areas and the general vocational preparation study area.

At the end of the course, the exemplary deepening and differentiation of a selected field of study takes place through the independent scientific development of a self-selected problem (Bachelor thesis).

Modules in the related areas expand the specialist spectrum. In addition to the modules of the chosen profile area, the modules of the affine areas should provide the students with an expanded but self-contained qualification profile. The modules of the related areas and the services provided in them must not correspond to the modules and services of the integrative area and the studied profile area. The modules that can be selected must be coordinated with the specialist representatives or the examination offices.

The general vocational preparation study area (ABV) includes an internship as well as the following areas of competence: foreign languages, information and media competence, gender & diversity competence, organizational and management competence, personal and socio-communicative competence and subject-related additional qualifications in which additional practical professional knowledge and skills are imparted will. The objectives, content and structure of the general vocational preparation study area are regulated in separate ABV study and examination regulations.

The course regulations regulate the structure and process of the course. It contains detailed descriptions of the content and qualification goals of each individual module and an exemplary course plan. The examination regulations define the type and requirements of the module examinations. In the regulations, the credit points (CP) for each module or event as well as the workload in hours for the entire course are specified.

Classical Studies: Prehistoric Archeology, Mono-Bachelor

Integrative area
module Fundamentals of Classical Studies I
module Fundamentals of Classical Studies II
module Integrative topic module
module Integrative elective module from an unoccupied profile area
Profile area prehistoric archeology
module Working techniques and basics
module An overview of prehistoric and early historical epochs I
module Overview of prehistoric and early historical epochs II
module Pre- and early historical epochs at a glance III
module Overview of prehistoric and early historical epochs IV
module Material culture and chronology in prehistory and early history
A compulsory elective module must be completed in each of the following areas:
"Genera" area
module Genera A - house and settlement
module Genera B - grave and burial
module Genera C - landfill and cult place
"Introduction to the methods of the subject" area
module Introduction to the methods of subject A - quantitative and numerical methods
module Introduction to the methods of subject B - archaeometry
module Introduction to the methods of subject C - Archeobiology
"Subject areas" area
module Subject A - Social History, Social Analysis, Gender Studies
module Subject areas B - cult, ritual and religion
module Subject areas C - Archeobiology as a specialty
module Subject areas D - economic archeology
module Subject areas E - settlement and landscape archeology
Area "Epochs of a Cultural Area"
module Epochs of a cultural area A - with excursion
module Epochs of a cultural area B - with seminar


Entry Requirements

Additional entry requirements
English (level B1 GER)

Career Prospects

Bachelor graduates have scientific knowledge and practical skills that qualify them for a job or a postgraduate course. 

Classical scholars mainly work in research and teaching at universities. Depending on the area of ??application, they carry out assessing, evaluating and creative activities on the basis of archaeological and cultural-historical content. In addition, there are career prospects in areas such as monument preservation, museums and research institutions (in some cases only with a master’s degree or doctorate) and in unspecific professional fields such as adult education, journalism, tourism, culture and science management or publishing.

Since not all graduates find a place on the narrower specialist job market, the acquisition of additional qualifications, as they are already imparted in the General Vocational Preparation (ABV) study area, as well as early orientation with regard to further employment opportunities and the personal application strategy of of great importance for a successful career start.

A master’s degree and, if applicable, a doctorate are prerequisites for management positions or employment in research and teaching.

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