Mgr. Renáta Přichystalová, Ph.D.
Discover your past, open up your future.
The studies in the field of archaeology enable to acquire the crucial knowledge and skills which are necessary to work as an archaeologist. The study is designed so that the students can master the basics of methodology and theory of the discipline, and get an insight into the prehistoric, early historic and medieval development inclusive of material culture, where the focus is laid on Central Europe. The high level of study is secured by a wide spectrum of specialised archaeological courses and courses with wide interdisciplinary overlap. The professional training is provided by an extensive offer of technical and practical courses.
The Department of Archaeology and Museology offers for archaeological studies 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, a ceramic laboratory, etc. Thanks to this background, the students can apply their theoretical and methodological knowledge in practice during their studies already. The Department maintains numerous international contacts, within which the students can participate in foreign excavations of an oppidum, in an internship abroad within the Erasmus+ project, or attend regular lectures by foreign lecturers.
One of the objectives is to enable the graduates make a qualified choice of their further specialisation, either by the selected employment or through some of the Master’s programmes.
A compulsory part of specialised studies is the practical training. The student is obliged to complete practical trainings in field research: one (minor), two (maior) and three (completus) in the extent of three weeks each. Practical trainings in archaeological excavation within the Bachelor’s studies are carried out at archaeological excavations conducted by the Department of Archaeology and Museology in Těšetice-Kyjovice, Pohansko u Břeclavi, Rokštejn - research base in Panská Lhota or selectively on Bibracte foreign expedition. Within the optional courses, it is possible to practice on field research or other workplaces of external archaeological institutions, the basics of the structural historical survey, the basics of surface and geophysical prospection and s. o.
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 all positions demanding the acquisition, analysis and administration of data. The major part of graduates are supposed to continue their studies in a Master’s degree programme, in which they will deepen their knowledge of archaeology and related disciplines.
Students have a pre-defined list of required courses, which are supplemented with selective and elective courses. The student pays full attention to the single field of study chosen.
In this type of studies, the students focus on the main degree programme (120 credits) supplemented with another, minor, programme (60 credits). The student enrols in the degree programme in which he/she majors. Both the programmes are stated in the university diploma. You will find possible combinations on the websites of individual degree programmes. An exception is programmes preparing students for teaching professions, where both fields of study are equal and the thesis may be written in any of them.
Study plans of this programme can also be studies in a combination with
An example of your study plan:
A graduate from Bachelor’s studies in the field of archaeology can (after having met the admission requirements) continue the Master’s studies in any programme of his/her choice. At the Faculty of Arts of the Masaryk University it is possible to continue directly in Master’s studies in the field of archaeology.
|Provided by||Faculty of Arts|
|Type of studies|
|Standard length of studies||3 years|
|Language of instruction||Czech|