University of Innsbruck

Master’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. In the Master’s degree programme the students may choose a focus in the individual archaeological disciplines.

Master's Programme: Archaeological Studies

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


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?



  • study pre- and protohistory
  • study Near Eastern archaeology
  • investigate classical archaeology
  • study Roman provincial archaeology
  • study archaeology of the middle ages and the early modern period
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My career

My career

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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