Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies



The Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies conducts the BA, MA and PhD courses in Archaeology as well as an MA course in Heritage Studies (Heritage Tourism). Teachers of the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies are active in numerous national and international research projects, conducted mostly by the Institute of Archaeology and Heritage of the Faculty of Humanities as well as other institutes. The department is involved in cooperation with several national and international partners, inviting students to participate in research projects, thus gaining valuable knowledge and hands-on experience.

A particular feature of the study courses conducted by the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies is the option of a two-course combination, which gives the students a possibility to get a degree in two specialist fields, thus enhancing their employment potential.

The interdisciplinary study course Cultural Heritage is the only study course of its kind in Slovenia, combining the fields of archaeology, history, arts history and ethnology; however, it also extends to the fields of conservation, museology and heritage management.

The tow-course stidy programme Archaeology is a modern, internationally designed study programme, distinguished by numerous guest lecturers from Slovenia and abroad. The students are encouraged to take part in national and international research projects as well as the Leonardo da Vinci programme, the Jean Monet, Erasmus, Ceepus etc.

A significant part of the studies are field trips and professional excursions organised by the department. Students will address actual problems and take part in projects related to the field of heritage and archaeology, while keeping close and genuine contact with their colleagues and professors, exchanging opinions and ideas.

Students will have the oportunity to gain hands-on experience at a very early stage, particularly through the activities of the Institute of Archaeology and Heritage; a huge institute library will be at their disposal in the Institute's quarters in Piran and they are invited to take part in national and international meetings, archaeological excavations, and the Summer School of Museology conducted annually in Piran.

The Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies conducts the BA, MA and PhD courses in Archaeology and an MA course in Heritage Studies:

- the two-course study programme Archaeology (BA)

- the single-course programme Archaeological Heritage of the Mediterranean (MA)

- the single-course programme Heritage Tourism (MA, in cooperation of the Faculty of Tourism)

- the PhD course Archaeology 

The pre-scheduled office hours will take place in room Nr. 34 at the Faculty of Humanities (tel. +386 (0)5 66 38 627), or regularly via e-mail: or

What's New?

Annual conference on medieval and early modern Latin - DIVINA 2019

You are hereby cordially invited to attend the regular (4th) annual conference DIVINA - Days of Andreas Divus from Iustinopolis on medieval and early modern Latin. The conference will take place in Koper (conference venue: the prator's palace in Koper and the premises of the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Primorska) October 24-26, 2019. The conference generally covers topics related to the Latin language, literature, culture and history from the early middle ages to the early modern age, with the special emphasis placed on topics such as language and literature, European humanists, litterature of the settecento, medieval and early modern epigraphy etc.

All contributions will be accepted for publication.

There is no conference fee.


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