Ph.D. On Campus

History, Archeology and Classical Studies

Aarhus University

36 months
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The History, Archeology and Classical Studies programme from Aarhus University has its basis in the disciplines of Prehistoric, Medieval and Renaissance Archaeology, Classical Studies (Classical Archaeology and Classical Philology), and History. It thereby spans the study of the human past in its entirety, albeit with various methodological approaches.


  •  The programme has a strong commitment to interdisciplinarity. Overall theoretical and empirical approaches to the study of social, cultural and political diversity and dynamics are central to the program with material and visual culture in close collaboration with several museums playing a key role.
  • The History, Archeology and Classical Studies programme offered by Aarhus University comprises the following research priorities: Material Culture and Identity; Material Culture and Cognition; Cultural Mobility; the European Bronze Age; Technology, Settlement and Landscape in Prehistory and Early History; Art and Social Identity in the Late Antiquity; Cultural and Religious Innovation in Antiquity; the Viking Age – in Denmark and Elsewhere; Buildings, Housing and Medieval Society; Town and Rural Areas throughout History; Legal Culture in Early Modern Denmark; Political Culture in 19th and 20th Century; Contemporary History; Development Aid and Transnational History. Researchers active within the programme offer world-leading expertise in the study of Scandinavia as a cultural and historical region, including its relation to the outside world both regionally as well as globally.

National cooperation

The programme collaborates with a number of local and national research centres, for instance the Danish Centre for Urban History, the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, the Centre for Economic and Business History, the Centre for the Study of Antiquity, the Centre for Viking Age and Medieval Studies, and the European Commission’s FP7 Initial Training Network Forging Identities.

Programme Structure

Mandatory courses for PhD students enrolled at Graduate School, Arts:

  • PhD supervision for PhD students at Arts
  • University teaching for PhD students
  • Integrity and Ethics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The most important part of the application for admission to a PhD degree programme at the Faculty of Arts is your own project description. The project description explains the research project you propose to conduct as a PhD student in some detail, and it outlines the research plan.
  • The Graduate School of Arts offers two degree programmes, the 5+3 and the 4+4 programmes. One of the programmes is aimed at students who have not yet completed a Master’s degree (the 4+4 programme), while the other aims at applicants who have completed their Master’s degree (the 5+3 programme).

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Aarhus

6639 - 10051 DKK /month
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