Faculty of PhilosophyByzantine Archaeology and Art History – Bachelor 50%

Students of Byzantine Archaeology and Art History consider research relating to the material legacies of the late Antique and Byzantine period.

Facts & Formalities

DegreeBachelor of Arts
Type of programmeUndergraduate
Start of programmeWinter and summer semester
Standard period of study6 semesters
Language(s) of instructionGerman and (possibly) English
Fees and contributions151.05 € / Semester
Application procedureSubjects with no admission restrictions
Application deadlinesInformation about deadlines can be obtained after you have put together a degree program.

Course Content

Students of the Bachelor’s degree programme in Byzantine Archaeology and Art History gain an overview of the central monuments, findings and types of objects dating from the late Antique and early Byzantine periods. They gain initial insight into the objective and methodological foundations of Byzantine archaeology and art history. During the course of study, students have the opportunity to develop a specialism in either Antique building research and settlement archaeology, or visual culture. A strong link to archaeological practice is maintained and developed throughout the degree programme. Students develop the ability to carry out independent academic work and successfully complete a Bachelor’s thesis in the field of Byzantine archaeology and art history.

Course Structure

Where it is studied as a major subject, Byzantine Archaeology and Art History consists in multiple modules;  

  • Basic module 1 (first semester): Introduction and Basic Knowledge 
  • Foundation module 2 (second semester): Architecture and Settlement Archaeology I  
  • Foundation module 3 (third semester): Visual Culture I 
  • Module 7 or 8 in another subject area (second and third semester): Greek and Latin or a related, modern foreign language 
  • Specialised module 4 or 5 (fourth semester): Architecture and Settlement Archaeology II or Visual Culture II 
  • Module 10 in another subject area (fourth semester): Cross-disciplinary skills 
  • Practical module 6 (fifth semester): Field trip in another subject area: Practical exercise, archaeological dig or work placement in a museum 
  • Final module 9 (sixth semester): Bachelor's thesis 

Students must demonstrate sufficient knowledge of English and an additional modern foreign language, as well as Greek or Latin before beginning the Bachelor’s thesis. Students may wish to refresh their knowledge of Greek or Latin in module 1 in another subject. This is particularly recommended to students considering continued study in the field (see Master in Byzantine Archaeology and Art History).