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GIS for environmental archaeology and archaeology

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Spring Term 2018

About course

Environmental archaeology data have geographical, chronological and human dimensions which are a prerequisite for our knowledge of past human activities, landscapes and environments. The analysis of these dimensions requires an understanding of the manipulation and evaluation of these data and their relationships. This course will allow you to learn aspects of the management of geographical databases along with a number of analysis and visualisation techniques. The Environmental Archaeology Lab’s own research and the Strategic Environmental Archaeology Database SEAD will provide material for case studies along with other digital map services and geodatabases.

Application and eligibility

GIS for environmental archaeology and archaeology, 7.5 hp

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Spring Term 2018 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


Lectures begin on week starting 15 January 2018


Lectures end on week starting 16 February 2018

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Application deadline

15 August 2017

Application code



The online application opens 01 June 2017 at 13:00 CET.

Required Knowledge

Univ: 90 ECTS courses in archaeology, environmental archaeology, geology, environmental chemistry, physical geography, or its equivalent. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A. Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.


Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 11,250

Total fee

SEK 11,250

Contact us

Contactperson for the course is: Johan Linderholm

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Course is given by
Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious studies