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Archaeology is a study program at university level. The course deals with research on various artefacts that can shed light on past societies.

• Undergraduate studies end with a BA degree
• The duration of study is three years.

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Studies in archeology are offered at the Faculty of History and Philosophy at the University of Iceland, both as three-year undergraduate studies for a BA degree and as postgraduate studies.


Admission requirements are a matriculation examination or a comparable degree.

The program is credit-worthy for subsistence and tuition fees at the Student Education Fund (Menntasjóður námsmanna). Trade union education funds often provide scholarships for study. Get more information from your union.


Archaeology studies are both theoretical and practical. Practical teaching takes place in the field of archeological research and in lessons, but theoretical teaching takes place in lectures and seminars.

After graduation

In Iceland, archaeologists carry out both field work and theoretical work, and a common field of work is related to museums, archeological research, research and cultural tourism as well as teaching.

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