Cultural Heritage

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Cultural Heritage

Cultural Heritage - Bachelor's Programme

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

Man has lived, worked and left traces in Norway for the past 12 000 years. These traces are our cultural heritage, whether they belong to an ancient or a more recent past. Managing cultural heritage entails finding, studying, preserving and presenting the traces from the past.

The rock carvings in Alta, the Nidaros Cathedral, the mines and the building environment at Røros and the "Bryggen" (wharf) in Bergen are amongst our most prominent cultural monuments.

Buildings, objects, and archaeological findings such as settlements and house ruins, landscapes, tales and place names are all part of our cultural heritage. As such they must be attended to in a properly way to ensure that our descendants also may enjoy them in the future. The task of identifying the monuments, to evaluate and prioritize between them is fundamental to the administration of these unique resources.

About the programme

The bachelor's programme in Cultural Heritage provides a basic introduction to a general historical understanding and methodology, in addition to an insight into central archaeological work methods, laws of cultural heritage, the history of architecture, statutory framework and management theory, the relationship between nature and culture (cultural geography), dissemination and museum work.

The programme provides both theoretical insight and practical understanding alongside exercises in working with cultural monuments. The programme of study has a practical approach to cultural heritage, thus students are encouraged to participate in various excursions and project work.

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: Espen Andresen

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