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Archaeology - Bachelor's Programme

The language of instruction in this programme is Norwegian. Read more about the programme on the Norwegian website

Archaeology involves the excavation and dating of findings, such as rock carvings, church ruins, grave-mounds, iron-producing plants, ports and ship wrecks, coins, ceramics, jewellery, weapons tools, glass and textiles. These discoveries are fragments of several precedent cultural societies. Through these findings, our history may be reconstructed. Moreover, it gives us the opportunity to obtain increased knowledge of life in immediate and distant past.

About the programme

The bachelor's programme in Archaeology comprises of archaeological research, excavations, public administration and museum activity. The interaction between theoretical insight and practical work is important in order to provide students with an understanding of the connection between the archaeological research activity and the mundane tasks awaiting archaeologists in several professions within administration and museums, as well as universities and other research institutions.

The programme of study aims to enable students to establish the existence of cultural traces, as well as to obtain knowledge of ancient cultures and societies from physical remnants. This requires thorough knowledge of the source material, and also to the theories and methods employed in the production of archaeological knowledge.

The specialization in Archaeology will provide students with knowledge of the development of societies in both prehistoric and historic past. Special emphasis is placed on regional development in an international perspective. An introduction to archaeological theory and method, including empirical data and field archaeology, will provide the students with an insight into how archaeological knowledge emerges.

The language of instruction in this programme is Norwegian

You have to meet the Norwegian language requirements, or have a Scandinavian language as your mother tongue, if you want to apply to any of NTNU’s degree programmes taught in Norwegian.

You also must meet the basic requirement for admission, and demonstrate that you meet the English language requirements.

The application deadline for the programme is April 15th. Students apply through Samordna Opptak.

The faculty of Humanities offer a wide range of courses taught in English in our various fields of studies, both at bachelor's and master's level.

Please contact us at or directly to the advisor for the study programme: Rune Kristian Hansen

Contact information, Department of Historical and Classical Studies

Phone: +47  73 59 64 40



Visiting address:
Campus Dragvoll
Edvard Bulls vei 1
Building 6, level 4
Postal address:
Department of Historical Studies
NO-7491 Trondheim