About us

The postgraduate Maritime Archaeology Programme at the University of Southern Denmark is designed for students who are interested in a professional career in maritime archaeology and cultural heritage management. Based in Esbjerg on the Danish North Sea coast, the programme is internationally oriented and all teaching is conducted in English.

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A two-year masters programme

The two-year masters programme was created with employability in mind. Our aim is not just to provide an education in maritime archaeology, but to prepare you for a career in this field. The course is structured around skills which are necessary in the fields of heritage management, consultancy and archaeological contract work, but also benefit students who want to follow a more traditional research-oriented career path.

Commercial diver training

At the University of Southern Denmark students have the opportunity to obtain an internationally-recognised commercial SCUBA diving qualification at very low cost. As an approved commercial diving school, the masters programme can issue the Danish “SCUBA erhvervsdykker” certificate (equivalent to HSE SCUBA). Check out MAP’s Diving School.


As education is free in Denmark, the maritime archaeology masters course is free of charge for students from European Union/EEA countries. Only students from outside the EU/EEA are charged an annual tuition fee.

Check out our programme’s university homepage and the international student homepage for more information.