Syllabus for Cultural Heritage Management and Contract Archaeology

Kulturmiljövård och uppdragsarkeologi

A revised version of the syllabus is available.

  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 5AR008
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Archaeology A1N, Global Environmental History A1N, Classical Archaeology and Ancient History A1N
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
  • Established: 2015-10-19
  • Established by: The Department Board
  • Applies from: Spring 2016
  • Entry requirements:

    Applicants to the course is accepted for Master in humanities with specialisation Archaeology, Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, or Egyptology, or the Master's program in Global Environmental History.

  • Responsible department: Department of Archaeology and Ancient History

Learning outcomes

After completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • account for the cultural care services in Sweden or another area
  • discuss the basic theoretical debates and practical principles which today shape the cultural heritage management in Sweden and internationally
  • analysing the archaeological heritage management relative to cooperative or competitive nature conservation and other social interests,
  • critically analyse the archaeological heritage management’s relationships with the cultural environment users


The course covers cultural heritage regulations, applications and practices in Sweden and in a global comparative perspective. How does it affect increasingly urbanized, multicultural and global society, and people's personal ties to places in the cultural landscape. The traditional antiquarian and museum approaches have also come to be highly questionable. In urban planning is heritage, conservation, economics and other social interests often collide and difficult trade-offs must be made. The course is aimed against this background to present the image of a dynamic and problematic cultural situation, starting with Sweden and with global comparisons.


Instruction consists of lectures, seminars and study visits. The course is taught in English with the option of tutoring in Swedish.


Assessment is ongoing through oral and written seminar assignments, additionally through a case study. Course participants who carry out examination after the deadline cannot receive a grade of Distinction (VG) unless special circumstances exist. Examination is in English or Swedish.

Other directives

Limitation of the right to take the course in the exam: The course replaces Archaeological Cultural Heritage Management 7.5 credits, course code 5AR761, and may not be included in the same degree.

Syllabus Revisions

Reading list

The reading list is missing. For further information, please contact the responsible department.

Last modified: 2022-04-26