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University of Cologne

Digital and Computational Archaeology

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Computer Science, Sociology, Geosciences, Digital Business, Digital Management, Archaeology
English only
Winter semester: 31 Jul
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
directly at the University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree in archeology or an archaeological sub-discipline, such as prehistoric archaeology, classical archaeology, ancient west Asian studies, archaeology of Roman provinces, Egyptology or similar.

Bachelor graduates of neighboring subjects may also be admitted after case-by-case-review, if at least 60 CP have been obtained in an archaeological sub-discipline during the BA studies. A decision upon the admission of students will be made by the Admissions Committee.

Required ECTS credits: 180.

Language Requirements

The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

CEFR English
min C1
min 95
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
Telc English B2-C1 University
min C1
min 1345
Specification: 490 (listening), 455 (reading), 200 (writing), 200 (speaking).
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
If your Bachelor was taught entirely in English and you have a proof for this, this also is sufficient.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:June 01 (German)June 01 (EU)June 01 (Non EU)
Summer semester:
Spring semester:

Special Deadline Case:
Winter semester: Documents for the VDP examination should be submitted to uni-assist by June 30th at the latest.
In 28 hours free webinar
How to apply via uni-assist

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
without admission restriction
Admission Test/Interview:
directly at the University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
Application Fee:
€ 75 for the first application, € 30 for each additional

Application Documents

The admission committee requires the certified copies of the following documents in order to be able to verify your application:

  1. School leaving certificate (or equivalent university entrance qualification).
  2. Transcript of records (presentation of the course of studies) in ECTS credits/credit points (CP). The transcript should be certified or contain a verification code for applicants with national and international certificates.  If the previous study program has not yet been completed at the time of application, at least 80% (usually 144 LP) of all achievements must have been proven.
    1. Internal students who are thus completing or have completed their bachelor's degree at the University of Cologne must also upload the transcript, but it does not have to be certified.
    2. Students with an international degree: submission of the VPD issued by uni-assist. Also, the documents must be uploaded in original language and in certified translation (for documents that are not in German or English).
  3. Proof of English language skills (see language requirements).

To check whether your English certificate fullfills the admission requirements please contact the Master's Admissions Office of the university for consultation.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website