The content of the Archaeology study programme (1st degree of Bachelor’s degree) is preparation for work with movable and immovable archaeological finds and remains of human activity in the broadest sense of the word. The basic teaching courses are focused on the prehistoric, protohistoric, medieval and early modern settlement of Slovakia and/or Central Europe.
Students will gain knowledge about the application of interdisciplinary cooperation in the humanities and natural sciences (history, ethnology, auxiliary historical sciences, art history, religious studies, classical archaeology, geophysics, archaeobotany, archaeozoology, etc.) and will master the basics of the application of modern computer methods. When working with the material, they are familiar with its basic chronological and cultural identification and have the necessary overview of the basic literature. The teaching also includes professional excursions and professional field practice, organised by the staff of the Department of Archaeology in Slovakia and abroad.
Basic Study Prerequisites and Requirements
Knowledge of foreign languages is essential for studying and working in the field of archaeology. Students must therefore take a compulsory course in German as well as one other foreign language offered by the faculty during their bachelor’s study. Graduates of this programme acquire theoretical and practical knowledge of basic field research through instruction in core courses and participation in a compulsory professional field work. They will become familiar with the applicable legal norms that determine the legislative preparation and implementation of basic field research and guarantee the protection of national cultural heritage. They will master the basic procedures and skills in prospecting, uncovering and documenting the situation of a find and registration of the find’s fund.
After completing their study, graduates have the opportunity to work in museums, as members of research teams in scientific research departments of the Slovak Academy of Sciences and departments authorised to carry out basic field research under the supervision of a staff member with competence in field research, in cultural institutions with a focus on history and the protection of cultural heritage and in state and local administration, provided that a first-level university education is sufficient.
Entrance Examination Requirements
Applicants will be admitted to the Archaeology study programme on the basis of a general aptitude test as part of the National Comparative Exam, which is provided by www.scio.cz, s. r. o.