Archaeology

General information

The studies in the field of archaeology enable the acquisition of the knowledge and skills necessary to work as an archaeologist. The study is designed so that the students can master the basic methodology and theory of the discipline and gain insight into prehistoric, early historic, and medieval developments, including material culture, with an emphasis on Central Europe. The high level of study is secured by a broad spectrum of specialised archaeological courses and courses with wide interdisciplinary overlap. The professional training is provided by an extensive array of technical and practical courses.

The Department of Archaeology and Museology offers an extraordinary background in the form of three field bases in which the practical training of students in field research is carried out: the best-equipped workplace for geophysical methods in the Czech Republic, a 3D laboratory, and a ceramics laboratory. Thanks to this background, the students can apply their theoretical and methodological knowledge in practice during their studies. The Department maintains numerous international contacts, within which the students can participate in foreign excavations of an oppidum, have an internship abroad within the Erasmus+ project, and attend regular presentations by foreign lecturers.

One of the objectives is to enable the graduates to make a qualified choice of their further specialisation, either through selected employment or through one of the Master’s programmes.

A successful graduate is able to

  • explain the basic relations in prehistoric, early historic, and medieval developments in the territory of Central Europe, and carry out educational activities for the interested public (lectures, exhibitions)
  • write specialised texts on topics of Central European archaeology, work with professional literature in Czech and other languages, use computer technology appropriately
  • take part in archaeological field research (surveys and excavations), carry out ordinary fieldwork, use interdisciplinary analyses
  • use geodetic methods and devices, information technologies, and laboratory and conservation procedures
  • put in effect the principles of monument care within the current legislation

Graduate employment

The graduates are prepared in terms of theory, methodology, and practice to work as archaeologists in institutions for monument care, memory institutions, and public administration. Practical knowledge of geodesy, information technologies, and the basics of conservation of historical artefacts can be used by the graduates in many other professions outside archaeology. The graduates in general find employment in positions demanding the acquisition, analysis, and administration of data. The majority of graduates are expected to continue their studies in a Master’s degree programme, in which they will deepen their knowledge of archaeology and related disciplines.

Faculty Faculty of Arts
Type of study bachelor's
Mode full-time
Standard length of studies 3 years
Language of instruction czech

Admission Requirements

Unfortunately no information about admission requirements is available.

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