A combination of theoretical and practical skills
In the course of your studies you will be introduced to both theoretical and practical aspects of maritime archaeology. This includes the preparation of environmental assessments, project designs and risk assessments as well as the planning of geophysical surveys and diver surveys. You will also get a chance to record ship timbers and excavate underwater. Field schools in Denmark and other European countries are an integral part of the programme.
In addition to covering the theory and practice of maritime archaeology, the programme offers training in project management, law and economics.
A solid preparation for a career in maritime archaeology
Whatever career path within the field of maritime archaeology you choose; our aim is to provide you with the necessary skills. This is why we offer introductions to project management, law and economy, skills that will help you to work in heritage management and museums.
Situated by the sea in a busy harbour town, the Esbjerg campus is the ideal location for education and research in maritime subjects. Group work is a component of many study programmes on campus and valuable training for the workplace. By improving communication in an international and multidisciplinary setting, students develop key skills for their future careers. Class sizes are often small, enabling students to participate with ideas and discuss issues with teachers and fellow students.
With students and lecturers from all over the world, maritime archaeology is an international course and taught in English. English will also help you to get around Esbjerg as most Danes speak fluent English.
As the fifth largest city in Denmark, Esbjerg is more than just fish and ferries to Britain. The city offers cultural, sporting, and leisure activities to cater for all tastes. Esbjerg is a very lively city, not least because of the Music Hall, live music in cafes and bars, and the wide range of activities provided by the establishment known as “The Tobacco”. Outside the city, the attractions include long, white beaches and perhaps a daytrip to the island of Fanø.
As another advantage, you are guaranteed to find cheap student accommodation in Esbjerg!
Graduates who have completed this master programme are entitled to use the title of MA (Master of arts) in maritime archaeology.