Swedish name: Masterprogram i Miljöarkeologi
This programme syllabus is valid: HT15 and until further notice
Programme code: HAMAM
Credit points: 120
Registration number: 511-1940-10
Responsible faculty: Faculty of Art
Revised by: Faculty of arts, 2014-10-28
A bachelors degree or equivalent within archaeology, environmental archaeology, Quaternary geology, physical geography or comparable major, or equivalent. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A/5. Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.
Degree of Master or Arts. The degree is issued in environmental archaeology.
Chapter 1, Section 9 of the Higher Education Act:
Advanced university education shall essentially build upon the knowledge students have acquired during their basic university education or on equivalent knowledge.
Advanced university education shall further develop the students' knowledge, skills and abilities acquired at the basic university education level and shall also:
Knowledge and understanding
For a Degree of Master (120 credits) the student shall
To be granted a Master's Degree in Environmental Archaeology at Umeå University, in addition to the National goals the student must:
Knowledge and understanding
Details of examination procedures and forms can be found in the individual course curricula.
Grades are awarded for each course and where applicable are also assessed also for parts of a course. Grading takes place when all examinations and all compulsory elements, such as laboratory experiments, project reports and written assignments have been approved. Unless otherwise specified in the course syllabus, the grades Fail, Pass or Pass with Credit are awarded. If you have already achieved a Pass grade, it is not permitted to resit an examination to acquire a higher grade.
The student has the right to have a previous course, degree or activity assessed for approval in the form of an academic credit transfer. For further information, see the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 6, Sections 6-8 (http://www.uhr.se/sv/Information-in-English/Laws-and-regulations/The-Higher-Education-Ordinance/ ) and student information website (http://www.umu.se/english/education/student-handbook).
This program is relevant for those wishing to:
|Specialist path||Generalist path|
|E.g. archaeobotany, geoarchaeology, palaeoentomology, palynology, digital environmental archaeology|
|Optional/elective courses - 15 credits |
External (see right) or internal in environmental archaeology; or internship/work placement
Methodological specialisation - 15 credits
Detailed studies in a (few) method(s)
(insects/pollen/macrofossils/ geoarchaeology...) as independent work.
|Optional/elective courses - 30 credits |
Either outside of or within environmental archaeology, and/or internship/work placement. Example courses:
Deferral of commencement of study may be granted if there are special reasons for doing so, for example: illness, military service, pregnancy, care of children or other nursing responsibilities etc. Your application should be sent in writing to Student Services http://www.studentcentrum.umu.se/. A negative decision on deferral of commencement of study may be appealed to the Higher Education Appeals Board.
Students who leave the study programme must notify the programme study guidance officer of the interruption of studies.
A negative decision on being allowed to resume studies after a break in study may be appealed to the Higher Education Appeals Board.
In order to continue on to year 2, students must have completed at least 30 programme credits by the start of the second year.