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Qualification: Academic Bachelor's degree in archaeology (no legal status)

Academic Bachelor's degree in archaeology (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Students will be able to: 

(general competences)

  • acquire and use data,
  • use modern information and communication technologies,
  • demonstrate basic logistical/fieldwork skills,
  • analyse and synthesise,
  • apply acquired knowledge in practice,
  • communicate acquired knowledge in a coherent form, in writing and orally,
  • place new information and interpretations in context,
  • demonstrate basic understanding of the processes of argumentation and testing of scientific theories,
  • demonstrate self-initiative,
  • demonstrate proficiency in social skills and coordinated teamwork,
  • undertake professional work critically and responsibly,
  • demonstrate a capacity for ethical self-reflection and a commitment to professional ethics,

(subject-specific competences)

  • demonstrate familiarity with the basics and history of archaeology,
  • demonstrate knowledge of the overall structure of archaeology as an academic discipline and understanding of the connections between its subdisciplines,
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of fundamental findings from individual archaeological periods,
  • demonstrate understanding of the connections of archaeology to other disciplines in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences,
  • demonstrate a critical view of the past,
  • demonstrate understanding of events, processes, changes and continuities in a diachronic perspective,
  • demonstrate a critical attitude towards archaeological sources and interpretations,
  • demonstrate basic proficiency in the methods of archaeological fieldwork and post-fieldwork research,
  • demonstrate knowledge of the organisation of the archaeological profession in Slovenia and the legal frameworks of the protection of archaeological heritage,
  • demonstrate knowledge of the work carried out by museums and the national institute for the protection of cultural heritage in Slovenia, and show familiarity with their basic working procedures and the tasks they perform,
  • demonstrate knowledge of professional ethics in archaeology.

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Students' knowledge is assessed by means of practical exercises and seminar papers, and also via products, projects, performances, services, etc. and by examinations. Examination performance is graded as follows: 10 (excellent); 9 (very good: above-average knowledge but with some mistakes); 8 (very good: solid results); 7 (good); 6 (adequate: knowledge satisfies minimum criteria); 5–1 (inadequate). In order to pass an examination, a candidate must achieve a grade between adequate (6) and excellent (10).

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In order to complete the programme, students must complete all course units prescribed by the study programme and individual subject syllabuses, for a total of 180 credits. In the final year of the programme students must write and successfully defend a bachelor's thesis.

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Second-cycle master's study programmes (SQF level 8)

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University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts

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  • Matura or
  • vocational matura in any secondary school programme and an examination in one of the matura subjects; the selected subject may not be a subject which the candidate has already taken in the vocational matura; or
  • school-leaving examination (prior to 1 June 1995) under any four-year secondary school programme.
NQF Level: 
7
Access requirements: 
  • Matura or
  • vocational matura in any secondary school programme and an examination in one of the matura subjects; the selected subject may not be a subject which the candidate has already taken in the vocational matura; or
  • school-leaving examination (prior to 1 June 1995) under any four-year secondary school programme.
Ways to acquire: 

In order to complete the programme, students must complete all course units prescribed by the study programme and individual subject syllabuses, for a total of 180 credits. In the final year of the programme students must write and successfully defend a bachelor's thesis.