Course code: ARKN15
Swedish title: Arkeologi och antikens historia: Fältarkeologi i teori och praktik
Credits: 30

NB! The course is not given this semester. The information below was about autumn semester 2022. The course is also given autumn semester 2024. Choose semester above for more information!

Study period: autumn semester 2022
Type of studies: full time, day
Study period: 2022-08-29 – 2023-01-15
Language of instruction: English
Application code: LU-30052
Eligibility: Students must have completed course ARKK04 Archaeology level 3 (30 ECTS), ARKH04 Historical Archaeology level 3 (30 ECTS), AKSK04 Classical Archaeology and Ancient History level 3 (30 ECTS), HOSK04 Historical Osteology level 3 (30 ECTS), or the equivalent. English course 6/B (advanced proficiency)

Introductory meeting: 2022-08-29 at 13:15 – 15:00 in LUX:A233

Teachers: Åsa Berggren, Domenica Dininno, Mikael Fauvelle, Martin Hansson, Peter Jordan, Giacomo Landeschi, Erika Rosengren, Mats Roslund, Anna Tornberg


This course focuses on theoretical and practical issues connected to archaeological fieldwork. Modern archaeology requires knowledge and awareness of a wide range of scholarly fields, both in relation to the archaeological field practice and concerning the role of archaeology in society. In this course the students take part in archaeological excavations, carry out archaeological documentation of buildings, and learn how to plan and perform landscape analysis. The students will also gain insights into  the various methods of analysis in modern archaeology. Topics like GIS (geographical information systems), contextual documentation, and the compilation and interpretation of large amounts of archaeological data are studied. Finally the students will get the opportunity to reflect upon their professional roles, the role of archaeology in society and thereby connected topics of ethics, outreach and the use of history. Throughout all parts of the course an emphasis is made on the theoretical foundation of all archaeological practice.

Included parts

  • Field Archaeology, 15 credits
  • Processing and Analysis, 7.5 credits
  • Archaeology, Society and Ethics, 7.5 credits

Important dates – autumn semester 2024

Second Admission Round / Nationell ansökningsomgång

Dagtid Lund, heltid
In English
2 September 2024 – 19 January 2025

Öppnas för anmälan den 15 March 2024

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 62,500
First payment: SEK 62,500
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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.

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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.

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