Course code: ARKA21
Swedish title: Arkeologi: Grundkurs
ECTS credits: 30

NB! The information below was about autumn semester 2020. The course is also given this semester. Choose semester above for more information!

Due to the announcement from the Swedish Government issued May 29th, that returning to campus-based education is possible from June 15th, the following applies to teaching at the Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology during the autumn semester:

  • Due to the ongoing corona (COVID-19) pandemic and the restrictions that have been issued, the courses taught this autumn will have a limited number of meetings on campus, depending on the availability of suitable lecture rooms. The major part of the teaching will take place online. Detailed information on what is the case for your course will be given below.
  • If the teaching is campus-based, there will be assigned entry and exit passages for each teaching room regarding stairwells, corridors and entrances (doorways). Please be considerate and follow the instructions to the point. Hand disinfectant will be available in all lecture halls and group rooms.

Please make sure we can reach you – check if your email address in Ladok is correct:

Please pay attention to the start time of your teaching. The stated time in your course schedule is valid.

Study period: autumn semester 2020
Type of education: both campus/online
Type of studies: full time, day
Study period: 2020-08-31 – 2021-01-17
Language of instruction: Swedish
Application code: LU-30201
Eligibility: General and courses corresponding to the following Swedish Upper Secondary School Programs: History 1b/1a1+1a2 and Social Studies 1b/1a1+1a2 or History A and Social Studies A

Introductory meeting: 2020-08-31 at 8:15 – 10:00 in LUX:C121 hörsal

Teachers: Fredrik Ekengren, Stella Macheridis, Björn Nilsson


Grundkursen i Arkeologi ger grundläggande kunskaper i arkeologisk teori och metodik och om förhistoriska samhällen under stenåldern och bronsåldern. Kursen inleds med en delkurs som behandlar arkeologins villkor. Där tittar vi på hur den arkeologiska vetenskapen har vuxit fram och resonerar kring arkeologins plats i dagens samhälle. Därefter följer en delkurs där vi studerar de redskap och metoder som arkeologer använder för att tolka material och nå fram till idéer om det en gång levande förflutna. Terminens andra hälft ägnas åt två delkurser som ger grundläggande kunskaper i stenålderns respektive bronsålderns arkeologi i Skandinavien och i Europa. Vi tar upp olika tolkningsperspektiv inom exempelvis landskapsarkeologi, teknologi och hantverk, religion och ritual, på företeelser som t ex. neolitiseringsprocessen, metallurgins inverkan på tidiga samhällsformer och hur gravritualer var integrerade i samhällsstrukturer och föreställningsvärld.


  1. Arkeologins villkor, 6 ECTS
  2. Från levande kultur till arkeologiskt material - och åter, 7.5 ECTS
  3. Skandinaviens och Europas arkeologi, stenåldern, 10.5 ECTS
  4. Skandinaviens och Europas arkeologi, bronsåldern, 6 ECTS

Important dates – spring semester 2022

Second Admission Round / Nationell ansökningsomgång

Dagtid Lund, heltid
In Swedish
17 januari 2022 – 5 juni 2022

Sista anmälningsdag den 15 oktober 2021

How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods: October–January for autumn semester and June–August for spring semester.

Extended application deadline

Sometimes the application deadline is extended for a specific programme or course. In these cases you will find the message "open for late application" by the programme/course information on You apply with the usual application steps. As long as this message is showing, it is possible to apply, but late applications are processed in order of date, so it is still important to apply as soon as possible. Please note that if the programme/course does not have an extended deadline, it is not possible to apply late.

First or Second Admission Round?

All international students are encouraged to apply to the First admission round. This round takes place many months before the start of a semester and gives students the time they need to pay their tuition fees, apply for and receive their residence permit (if required), find housing, etc.

The Second admission round is an alternative for students from EU/EEA countries as they do not need a residence permit. Non-EU/EEA students will most likely not have enough time to obtain their permit before the start of the semester. However, even EU/EEA students are advised to apply during the First admission round, as some programmes can be applied for only in the January round. Also, this provides applicants with an admission decision much earlier, which is helpful in making decisions about their studies.

Tuition Fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full course tuition fee: SEK 55,000
First payment: SEK 55,000
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Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions

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