Ancient Near East: Archaeology and Art, 7.5 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • Autumn 2022, 50%, Campus

    Start date: 7 November 2022

    End date: 15 January 2023

    Application deadline: 19 April 2022

    Application code: UU-56201 Application

    Language of instruction: The course will be taught in English, if needed

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 165 credits)

    Registration: 24 October 2022 – 6 November 2022

Entry requirements: Ancient Near East: Introduction, or the equivalent


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 11,250

Tuition fee, total: SEK 11,250

About the course

This course builds on the broad knowledge you have already acquired through the course on the cultures of the Ancient Near East: Introduction (or equivalent), about the early prehistoric and historical cultures in the Near East.

Through more focused, thematic studies of material evidence for, for example, state formation and settlement patterns, trade, production and communication in the region, we shed light on and discuss the growth and the conditions for these cultures, and how these changed over time, in their specific environments. The main emphasis is on the cultures of present-day Iraq and eastern Syria, but also looks to the surrounding areas with which they traded, and exchanged ideas and technologies, although the contact points could sometimes be characterised by less peaceful circumstances.

More information


Department of Linguistics and Philology

Engelska parken Thunbergsvägen 3H

Box 635, 751 26 UPPSALA

Telephone: 018-471 2252


Student office

Telephone: +46 18 471 22 52