Nordic and European Bronze Age societies

Master’s level
15 credits (ECTS)


This course provides you with a deeper understanding of living conditions and social development during the Bronze Age, in the Nordic region as well as in Europe in general. We study the social complexity of the Bronze Age, consumption and distribution patterns, modes of production, warfare, economic structures as well as the rock art tradition. The teaching is based on current Bronze Age research and debate. Structured around specific case studies, the course gives you broad insights into the field’s theories and methods. The course consists of three parts: 1. Theory and method, 2. Case studies and 3. Independent work.     

Prerequisites and selection


Admission to the course requires a Bachelor of Arts or the equivalent of 180 higher education credits, of which 90 credits within the disciplines of Archaeology or Classical Studies and Ancient History.