Faculty of PhilosophyNear Eastern Archaeology – Bachelor 25%

Near Eastern archaeology focusses on the settlement and cultural history of the Ancient Near East, from human settlement to the stages of urbanisation and the development of territorial states, and finally to the formation and demise of the ancient Near Eastern empires.

Facts & Formalities

DegreeBachelor of Arts
Type of programmeUndergraduate
Start of programmeWinter and summer semester
Standard period of study6 semesters
Language(s) of instructionGerman and English
Fees and contributions171.75 € / 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 can enrol in the degree programme in Near Eastern archaeology as a minor subject at 25% in addition to a major subject at 75%. The academic programme conveys fundamental knowledge of ancient Near Eastern cultures in the areas of settlement archaeology, architecture, art and craft. Participation in archaeological training excavations or practically-oriented practice classes enables students to acquire elementary knowledge of archaeological field research.  

The academic programme complements historically and systematically associated disciplines such as Egyptology, Pre- and protohistory, Classical archaeology, Byzantine archaeology, Ancient history as well as Geo-archaeology and Geography.

course Structure

The Bachelor’s programme in Near Eastern archaeology at 25% has a modular structure and consists of five modules. Two introductory modules provide a systematic overview of the subject Near Eastern archaeology in ancient history and in various historical periods. Two basic modules deal with specific questions related to archaeological source analysis and convey fundamental knowledge and skills for the analysis of culture-typical archaeological objects and enable students to participate in archaeological training excavations or practically-oriented practice classes with archaeological material. The specialised module is designed to introduce students to the research approaches, methods and theories of the subject.