Course code: ARKA21
Swedish title: Arkeologi: Grundkurs
Credits: 30

NB! The information below was about spring semester 2022. The course is also given this semester. Choose semester above for more information!

Teaching – spring semester of 2022

From 9 February, more teaching will be conducted on campus. During the gradual return to campus, some digital teaching will continue. Hence, it is very important that you pay attention to information from your teacher and potential changes in your schedule in Canvas and/or TimeEdit.

Study period: spring semester 2022
Type of studies: full time, day
Study period: 2022-01-17 – 2022-06-05
Language of instruction: Swedish
Application code: LU-70109
Eligibility: General and studies equivalent of the courses History 1b or 1a1 and 1a2 and Social Studies 1b or 1a1 and 1a2 from Swedish Upper Secondary School.

Introductory meeting: 2022-01-17 at 10:15 – 12:00

Teachers: Fredrik Ekengren, Mikael Fauvelle, Peter Jordan


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.

Included parts

  • Arkeologins villkor, 6 credits
  • Från levande kultur till arkeologiskt material - och åter, 7.5 credits
  • Skandinaviens och Europas arkeologi, stenåldern, 10.5 credits
  • Skandinaviens och Europas arkeologi, bronsåldern, 6 credits


This course is not open as a freestanding course next semester. It can be open for application within a programme or for students in an exchange programme. Please ask your academic advisor for information.

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

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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