University of Innsbruck

Master's Programme
Ancient History and Ancient Oriental Studies

The students of the Master’s Degree Programme in Ancient History and Ancient Oriental Studies investigate the Mediterranean region and the Middle East from the beginning of written culture to late antiquity. The methodological approaches are based in history, philology and archaeology. The programme is also focused on studying contacts and interactions between cultural areas and their impacts on the present time. Graduates deepen their subject-specific, theoretical and methodical knowledge, which qualifies them to continue the academic investigation of specific areas in this field of study.

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As of winter semester 2022/2023 this programme is no longer open to new entrants.
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Master of Arts (MA)

4 semesters/120 ECTS-Credits

Mode of Study


Relevant bachelor's degree or equivalent, language certificates

Information on the curriculum

The right degree for me?

Archeological excavation
  • kritisches Denken
  • deepen critical thinking
  • acquire more interconnected thinking skills
  • reason in a structured way
  • recognize, analyse and understand historical relationships
  • contextualize abstract and material records
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My career opportunities

  • work in museums, collections, archives and libraries
  • work in the wider media context
  • work in teaching and research
  • work in adult education
  • work in public service
  • work in supra and international organisations

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