Career and Educational Prospects

Comments on the Bamberg programme

Dr. Martin Müller (Director of the LVR-Archaeological Park Xanten/APX)

‘The quality of the master’s theses produced in Bamberg can be described as exceptionally high. They stand out with a very structured, focused way of working and have produced very good results without exception.’

By successfully completing the Master of Arts (MA) in Archaeology of the Roman Provinces, you acquire subject-specific skills that enable you to work professionally, including in the following fields:

  • in the practical side of archaeological heritage conservation and at excavation companies
    • exploring, processing and documenting heritage sites
    • researching and examining archaeological monuments, supported by prospections and excavations
    • compiling inventories and identifying archaeological finds from the Roman period and putting further conservation methods in place
  • in museums and collections
    • managing collections from the Roman provinces and analysing these from an academic perspective
    • organising exhibitions and museum presentations
    • designing didactic museum concepts for different target audiences
  • in research institutes
    • developing, conducting and/or assessing research projects
    • acquiring third-party funding/fundraising
    • publishing academic works
  • at universities
    • working on research projects
    • designing and teaching introductory classes
  • in the publishing and library sector
    • consultation on the content of academic collections
    • discipline-specific editing
    • publishing and editing work
  • in the field of public outreach
    • holding events for an interested, non-specialist audience
    • presenting academic findings in a way that is tailored to the target audience
    • leading cultural trips
  • in the cultural management sector
    • managing and presenting cultural monuments
    • drawing up management plans
    • mediating between the various interest groups dealing with cultural monuments
  • in the educational sector
    • creating lectures and publishing work tailored to the target audience


The master’s degree can also serve as a basis for pursuing doctoral studies in an archaeological subject. The wide range of skills embedded in the master’s programme allows you to select a doctoral topic that suits you. In the master’s degree programme, you have acquired the best qualifications to enable you to choose between writing a literature-based thesis on a topic from the field of cultural history, evaluating an excavation, or exploring an exciting group of finds according to your interests and talents. In collaboration with our partner institutions, we make every effort to work together to find the most suitable topic for you from within the broad spectrum of possible doctoral topics.