Section of Archeology

The study programme in Archaeology (1st degree Bc.) prepares students to work with portable and non-portable archaeological finds and remains of human activity in the broadest sense. Basic courses focus on prehistoric, protohistoric, medieval, and early medieval periods in Slovakia and Central Europe. Students will also gain knowledge about interdisciplinary cooperation between humanities and natural sciences and master the basics of modern computer applications. When working with finds, they will be oriented in their basic chronological and cultural classification, including having the necessary overview of the basic literature. Particular importance is attached to professional practice and field trips organized by the department staff or by experts from other institutions. The course also includes language training. Graduation requires knowledge of Slovak and English languages.

The content of the study programme in Archaeology (2nd degree Mgr.) is based on a combination of two basic approaches: chronological and thematic. The compulsory courses reflect the main themes of the archaeology of prehistory, protohistory, medieval and early modern times in both European and global contexts, the theory and methodology of archaeology, and natural sciences in archaeology. Students will master the specifics of the development of the different regions of Europe, and orient themselves in current questions about cultural phenomena. Elective courses create the opportunity for more individual research directions. An integral part of the teaching is the professional practice, which is carried out in the field, either on excavations carried out for scientific documentary purposes or on rescue projects. Completion of the studies requires knowledge of Slovak and English.