University of Innsbruck

Bachelor’s Programme
Archaeological Studies

Archaeology is the study of the physical evidence of humans and society over time. An objective reconstruction of past realities is based on the investigation and analysis of archaeological records in the form of soil records and artifacts. The students at the Department of Archaeology learn about and research all periods of international human history, unique across Austrian Universities.

Bachelor's Programme: Archaeological Studies

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Please note: the language of instruction for this programme is German.


Bachelor of Arts (BA)

6 semesters/180 ECTS-Credits

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Secondary school completion certificate or equivalent, language certificates

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  • acquire basic knowledge about physical archaeological records
  • undertake practical field research (prospecting , excavation, documentation)
  • participate in field trips
  • learn about restoration, conservation and museology
  • learn about public relations work and education of the public related to archaeology
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My career opportunities

  • academic and research work (universities, academies and research projects)
  • work in museology, collection and exhibition sectors
  • work in cultural heritage preservation and national heritage protection
  • employment in private archaeological service industry (e.g. excavation companies)
  • work in tourism, cultural travel and cultural education
  • work in the art trade (galleries, auction houses)
  • work in the archive and documentation sector
  • work in public service institutions (culture, education, diplomacy)
  • employment in culture management and public relations
  • work in journalism and media (print and audio-visual media)
  • work in publishing and bookselling
  • work in policy making, political consulting, law and business, insurance

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