General information

The Master’s studies in the field of archaeology enhance the knowledge and skills necessary to work as an archaeologist. The study is designed so that the students can enhance their theoretical and methodological knowledge and refine their analytical skills. In addition to providing a theoretical and methodological base, the study will help students to acquire a deeper insight into current European archaeology and key research topics and approaches (including an overview of prehistoric, early historic, and medieval development in Europe). Preparing to present results in oral and written forms, including publication outputs, is emphasized. The high level of study is secured by a wide spectrum of specialized archaeological courses and courses with an interdisciplinary overlap. Further professional training is provided by an extensive offer of specialized technical courses.

Master’s degree students get involved on the basis of their interest in fieldwork and research practice at the Department of Archaeology and Museology (research teams of individual field bases, cooperation with workplaces for geophysical methods, 3D laboratory, etc.). The Department maintains numerous international contacts, within which the students can participate in foreign excavations and in research fellowships abroad within the Erasmus+ project; students can also attend regular lectures by foreign lecturers.

One of the objectives is to enable graduates make a qualified choice of employment or continue their research activities through doctoral studies.

A successful graduate is able to

  • conduct independent creative research work and solve more complex problems on the basis of the current state of knowledge in European archaeology
  • work analytically with specialized literature in Czech and foreign languages
  • present research results on an adequate level in both oral and written forms, publishing in professional literature
  • plan, conduct, and publish archaeological research, including elaborating and preparing the required reports, carrying out evaluations, and conducting expert activity in the field of archaeological monument care
  • participate in educational and promotional activities in academic institutions, managing small research teams

Graduate employment

Graduates are fully knowledgeable about theory, methodology, and practice within the discipline, which enables them find employment in the spheres of basic and applied research (academic institutions, universities, museums, and all levels of monument care). Graduates are qualified as site directors during excavations, as the authors of excavation reports and publication outputs from these excavations, and as managers of small research teams. They are prepared to work as heads of departments for monument care within the state administration or institutes of monument care, and to work in the field of research or culture management and public relations. Graduates in general will find employment in all positions demanding systematic acquisition, analysis, and administration of data as well as decision-making skills.

Faculty Faculty of Arts
Type of study follow-up master's
Mode full-time
Standard length of studies 2 years
Language of instruction czech

Field of study combinations

Field combinations with Archaeology

Combinations with fields of other faculties

Faculty of Science
Geology combined with Archaeology

Admission Requirements

Unfortunately no information about admission requirements is available.

Frequently enrolled courses

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