Studying

Undergraduate degrees

The degree programmes of the universities of Bonn and Cologne offer a broad variety of course options, covering a very diverse range of archaeological topics in both a theoretical and a practical manner. This enables our students to build a degree tailored to their individual interests. Normally BA students are registered for three years (6 semester). All undergradute programmes commence with the winter semester.

Master deegres

Bonn and Cologne univerisities offer a number of  archaeological MA degrees  with different specialisations and topics. Normally  MA students are registered for two years (4 semester). The degree is awarded on the basis of a thesis supplemented by written and oral examinations. 

Research deegres

The universities of Bonn and Cologne offer the possibility to obtain a PhD degree in one of its archaeological disciplines. Usually it is awarded on the basis of a thesis supplemented by an oral examination. The thesis must form a distinct and original contribution to archaeological knowledge or a substantial revision of existing views, or it may be a development of new methods of research and analysis. Normally PhD students are registered for three years and choose independently their doctoral adviser. Further information concerning Cologne is provided by the a.r.te.s. Graduate School

Erasmus-Exchange program

  • University of Leuven (Belgium)
  • University of Lille (France)
  • University of Athens (Greece)
  • University of Thessaloniki (Greece)
  • Università 'La Sapienza' Rome (Italy)
  • University of Florence (Italy)
  • University of Siena (Italy)
  • University of Genua (Italy)
  • University of Vienna (Austria)
  • University of Warsaw (Poland)
  • University of Basel (Switzerland)
  • University of Tarragona (Spain)
  • University of Istanbul (Turkey)
  • University of Antalya (Turkey)
  • University of Budapest (Hungary)