Master’s Degree Programme in Medieval and Post-Medieval Archaeology

For decades, the Middle Ages and the post-medieval era have been periods of major interest for both scholars of archaeology and the broader public. The University of Bamberg’s master’s degree programme is geared specifically towards fulfilling the demand for well educated, highly qualified experts in this field. 

Programme Abstract

Studying archaeology in Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage city, exposes students to the complete spectrum of the subject field, from Late Antiquity to the present. Pursuing your studies in close contact with neighbouring disciplines which deal with the city’s abundant written and graphic source materials and preserved historic buildings, you gain a thorough understanding of the historical periods in question and exciting new perspectives on human history. Seminars, lectures, practical training courses and colloquia all provide insights into fundamental aspects of medieval and post-medieval archaeology. This broad curricular spectrum is the only one of its kind in Germany, and it provides students with ideal qualifications for further academic and occupational pursuits. 

The degree programme offered at the University of Bamberg combines career-based qualifications provided by the study of medieval and post-medieval archaeology with a distinctively hands-on component. Archaeology students are challenged by assignments relevant to various professional fields. In addition to the core areas of scholarship and research, other fields of activity include cultural administration in museums and publishing houses, heritage preservation as it pertains to the occupational profile of municipal or state archaeologists, and also work in economic sectors like tourism, art-dealing, insurance and the publishing industry.

The degree programme at a glance

Profile of the programme
Final ExaminationMaster's Examination (takes place over the course of the programme)
TitleMaster of Arts (MA)
Regular Programme Duration4 Semester
Programme StartPossible in both Winter- and Summer Semesters
Type of StudiesFull-time and part-time studies possible


For current courses, please see the online UnivIS course catalogue and the materials posted in the Hochzeitshaus and Wilhelmspost buildings. Using UnivIS, you can create and print an individual course schedule.

A virtual notice board known as a “Präsenzkurs” is available to enrolled students on the university’s virtueller Campus. Students should sign in to the system and check it regularly for updates. All bulletins posted on notice boards also available here in electronic form! Students can also access course information from past semesters via UnivIS.