Faculty of PhilosophyByzantine Archaeology and Art History – Bachelor 50%
Prospective Student Information Day at Heidelberg University – 17. November 2021
Students of Byzantine Archaeology and Art History consider research relating to the material legacies of the late Antique and Byzantine period.
Facts & Formalities
|Degree||Bachelor of Arts|
|Type of programme||Undergraduate|
|Start of programme||Winter and summer semester|
|Standard period of study||6 semesters|
|Language(s) of instruction||German and (possibly) English|
|Fees and contributions||171.80 € / Semester|
|Application procedure||Subjects with no admission restrictions|
|Application deadlines||Information about deadlines can be obtained after you have put together a degree program.|
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.
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).