Master of Arts in Prehistoric Archaeology

Have you completed a bachelor's degree in an archaeological discipline? Are you interested in pre- and protohistoric archaeology? When you study for your master’s degree at Bamberg, you receive a highly practical education in this specialism with many internship opportunities, active involvement in research projects, and interesting excursions.

The degree programme at a glance

The UNESCO World Heritage Centre of Bamberg is the ideal spot for a degree in the field of prehistoric archaeology. Our town itself is a pleasant place to be, and the university, with its state-of-the-art technology, offers ideal conditions for study and research.

The programme curriculum covers the Neolithic period through to the Roman Empire. Lectures, seminars, practical training courses, field trips and excursions teach you about the most important aspects of the epochs in question. Together with the other sub-disciplines of archaeology, Bamberg constitutes a major centre of archaeological research in Germany. It collaborates with many other universities (e.g. the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and the University of Giessen) and institutes (e.g. the Palaeogenetic laboratories in Mainz).

Modern measurement devices, a fluxgate gradiometer with two sensors, and a 3D scanner for archaeological finds are regularly used in the research of the Professorship of Prehistoric Archaeology.


Programme abstract
Final ExaminationMaster’s Examination (accompanying the programme)
TitleMaster of Arts (M.A.)
ETCS Points120
Standard Programme Duration4 semesters
Start dateWinter or summer semester
Type of StudiesFull-time and part-time possible


Degree Programme Representative/Chair of the Examining Board

Prof. Dr. Andreas Schäfer

Am Kranen 14
96047 Bamberg

Tel.: +49 951 863-2384
Email: andreas.schaefer(at)

Subject Advisory Service

Dr. Timo Seregély

Am Kranen 14
96047 Bamberg

Tel.: +49 951 863-2414
Email: timo.seregely(at)

Deputy Chair of the Examining Board

Prof. Dr. Rainer Schreg

Am Kranen 14
96047 Bamberg

Tel.: +49 951 863-2387
Email: Rainer.Schreg[at]