Overview

Reconstruct the past through finds. Get an idea of ??the development of mankind from the Paleolithic to the present day. Gaining knowledge of how regional-specific cultures have developed through trade contacts. And learn how this knowledge can be of use to clarify future-related questions. The BA in Archaeological Sciences offers all of this. In the first four semesters, it provides a broad overview of archaeological methods, genres and epochs from the earliest periods of human history to the Middle Ages. The subsequent specification phase enables you to deepen your knowledge in the areas of prehistory and early history, classical archeology or Christian archeology with Byzantine art history.

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

General higher education entrance qualification or subject-related higher education entrance

qualification 1 or technical college entrance qualification or master craftsman's examination as well as comparable qualifications in professional advancement training or professionally qualified persons

  The university decides on the validity of the subject binding for this course.

Course-specific skills and knowledge in accordance with Section 54, Paragraph 4 of the HHG, which are particularly required for reading specialist literature, include knowledge of two modern foreign languages, including English, French or Italian, which enable students to develop the necessary specialist literature, or a modern foreign language and Latin provided. One of the two foreign languages ??must be   proven at level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The other foreign language must be  proven at level A2 .

Language level B1

Language level B1 of the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ??of the Council of Europe" - independent language use - is proven by fulfilling one of the following criteria:

  • School certificates proving the foreign language for at least 4 years. Evidence of 3 years is sufficient if the foreign language has been used up to the degree that entitles you to university entrance. In both of these cases, the final grade or, if applicable, the average grade of the last two years of the language course must be at least a German grade of 4 (sufficient) or 5 points. You can find out how you can prove the foreign language skills you have acquired in school lessons 

If you cannot prove the language level from your school lessons, the following alternatives apply:

  • A course of at least two years at a secondary educational institution in which the language to be verified is the primary language of instruction
  • or one of the following language certificates (comparable certificates are subject to a case-by-case examination)

 

Language level A2

Language level A2 of the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ??of the Council of Europe" - elementary language use - is proven by fulfilling one of the following criteria:

  • School certificates proving the foreign language for at least three years. The final grade, if applicable the average grade of the last two years, must be at least the German grade 4 (sufficient) or 5 points. 

If you cannot prove the language level from your school lessons, the following alternatives apply:

  • Lessons for at least one year at a secondary educational institution in which the language to be demonstrated is the primary language of instruction
  • or one of the following language certificates (comparable certificates are subject to a case-by-case examination)

 

When specifying "Classical Archeology", basic knowledge of Latin and ancient Greek must be proven in the course of the course by means of certificates from universities, schools or independent teaching institutions, on participation in relevant courses of at least one school year or one course unit

If the required language skills are not available, enrollment is subject to the condition that proof of this is provided by the re-registration for the 3rd semester.

 

CAREER PROSPECST

 

The Archaeological Sciences course is geared towards the career prospects of the job market:

The modularized training and a strong practical relevance not only create qualifications for archaeological occupational fields, but also the imparting of methodological competence also opens up opportunities for further professional areas of activity in professional fields, for example in journalism, publishing, tourism, management, in adult education, etc. open up. The solid subject-specific training also creates the basis for in-depth master’s courses (e.g. prehistoric archeology / geoarchaeology, classical archeology / Christian archeology and Byzantine art history). Access to scientific fields of activity is made possible through a doctorate.


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