Career opportunities

What does a Master in Maritime Archaeology give you?

Doing your study preparation, exam assignments and other study activities it can be difficult to find out, which competences all your hard work gives you.

A Master in Maritime Archaeology is an intense learning process in which you learn to:

  • evaluate and choose among the scientific theories, methods, tools and general skills applicable to the subject areas within maritime archaeology
  • understand the legal frameworks affecting maritime archaeology in Denmark and other countries and take these into account when planning fieldwork
  • explain topics related to maritime archaeological research, the maritime environment, and cultural heritage management to experts and other stakeholders
  • understand long-term sustainability and participate in the protection of cultural heritage
  • formulate and analyze maritime archaeological issues independently, systematically, and critically

Perhaps you are now thinking that you are developing more skills and other exciting competences and that is very good because you’re the expert who can continue the "list" during your studies.

What can you work with after your education?

What will you work as when you’ve finished your education? This question has probably been given to you in numerous occasions without you knowing what to answer. It may also be a question you ask yourself. If you'd like some inspiration for an answer, it's good you're reading this. You have many possibilities with your competences.

You will be able to have a job or a career where you are going to:

  • prepare management related assessments and procedures, including the formulation of practical implementation and strategy
  • participate in interdisciplinary collaboration involving national and international issues in the cultural heritage field
  • participate in and direct maritime archaeological field work

When you become a graduate of the Maritime Archaeology Master’s programme, you’re trained to work in the fields of archaeology, including underwater archaeology, wetland archaeology and coastal archaeology all over the world. To this end, you are given a thorough knowledge of maritime heritage worldwide, competences to assess and decide on its relative importance, and professional skills to plan and execute interventions and documentation.

As an internationally recognized commercial diving qualification, the Danish commercial SCUBA certificate will further enhance your employability in the field.

How can you work on your career profile?

Several times during your studies, you may doubt what you’re doing - and if you have chosen correctly. Although doubts can be uncomfortable, doubts are a chance to think about what choices you have doing your studies. The options can help to tune your profile in the direction you think is exciting and makes sense in your career plans.

Perhaps you think it might be exciting to work at a museum, with tourism management, heritage management or something else entirely, but you don’t know if you have what it takes. Luckily you have a chance to figure it out during your studies.

It may be that you find it exciting to try a work placement/company-based internship and / or try studying abroad to get to know another culture, test your competences and discover new possibilities.

Or maybe you are considering trying a student job in which you can get the opportunity to solve tasks where you make use of some of your competences from your studies and discover new career opportunities that you didn’t know would be an opportunity for someone with your skills.

These and many other activities are the kind of possibilities that can help you profile yourself and shed new light on your career opportunities.

If you need an overview of your career opportunities or get feedback on how to get there, please contact our career advisors.