M.A. On Campus

Historical Archaeology

24 months
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The Historical Archaeology program at the University of Iceland covers roughly a millennium of archaeology in the North, from the Vikings to VE Day. From Norse boat burials to WWII camps, you will explore the materialities and mentalities that shaped the world we live in today.


Key facts:

  • The Historical Archaeology programme at the University of Iceland Unlike other historical archaeology programs, doesn't divide history into the medieval, post-medieval and contemporary but focus on the long-term;
  • The program traverses the medieval to modern, looking at continuities and discontinuities with a special emphasis on Northern Europe and the North Atlantic.
  • In your studies, you will learn how to investigate both written sources and material culture, understanding the ways they work together and in tension to produce a richer and deeper appreciation of our past. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Viking Archaeology
  • Medieval Archaeology
  • Postmedieval Archaeology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students applying for the MA need to have a BA or equivalent degree in archaeology, although exceptions will be considered. As the course is taught in English, students are also expected to have proficiency in reading and writing English.

Tuition Fee

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The University of Iceland does not charge tuition fees, but the annual registration fee is ISK 75,000. (aprox. 540 euros or 576 USD)

Living costs for Reykjavik

178929 - 290400 ISK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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