At a glance

The programme at a glance 
Final ExaminationMaster’s examination
ECTS points120
Standard Programme Duration4 semesters
Programme StartWinter or summer semester
Mode of attendanceFull-time and part-time possible

Programme abstract

This two-year master’s degree programme focuses on the material legacies of the period between the 2nd century BC and the 5th century AD in the provinces of the Roman Empire, as well as their interpretation in a historical and culturally historical context.

The central focal points of this programme relate to the changes that took place under Roman rule in the border and cross-border areas of the Roman Empire and the transcultural processes that came as a consequence of interaction between Romans and locals. The subject areas include urban and rural settlements, economic life, and everyday culture, as well as art, religion and cult, and the military and fortifications.

The broad spectrum of research questions that can be connected to other archaeological and historical subjects in various ways, the applied practice of conservation studies and the natural sciences, and a diverse range of sources characterise Archaeology of the Roman Provinces as a subject in which interdisciplinary work is of great significance.
In your studies, you will practice using original finds and work with the remains of ancient constructions. You will lead problem-oriented theoretical discussions, and also become familiar with the importance of ancient written sources and application potentials from both the fields of natural sciences and modern documentation methods.


This programme successfully received accreditation, meaning it complies with the accreditation body’s strict quality criteria.

From the accreditation report:
‘Overall it should be noted that this master’s degree programme in Bamberg is structured in a sensible way. The curriculum is up-to-date and coherent. Aspects of professional practice are integrated into it.’

[Concluding assessment from the accreditation institute ACQUIN]