Field training

1) First check the information provided on this website, then contact the Instructor for detailed information regarding all arrangements. You will find a lot of information on the Information Boards by the entrance to the Faculty – including dates of organizational meetings during which you will learn everything you need to know about the field training.

2) Register for participation with the Instructor, unless stated otherwise in the instructions. Registration in USOS will be open ahead of the starting date. If you register with the Instructor, he/she will provide the list to be registered in USOS.

Please note: Not all of the field training instructors accept foreign (non-Polish speaking) students due to various reasons. This decision, because of very specific character of the field training and safety reasons, is always left to their discretion. Students of BA and MA English Programmes with good command of Polish may register for the surveys and excavations appearing also in the Polish version of the website (after contact and acceptance from the Instructor). This is why the field training offer differs on the Polish and English versions of the website.

3) In order to receive a grade for participation in the excavations required by the study programme, every Participant should be inscribed in USOS and fill out Assessment Excavations ENG together with the Instructor. This document includes some basic info on the site and lists all required activities and grades to be obtained by the Participant.

4) Additionally, by the end of the field walking survey or excavations, all the Participants should evaluate them, just as Students evaluate every class they take. The evaluation documents are here: SURVEY and  EXCAVATlONS and the rules specifying how the evaluation procedure should be implemented (for Instructors) here in Polish: procedura oceny zajęć .
Both documents should be delivered to the Faculty Office for Students before the end of the academic year.

For information on the field training contact either the Instructor or the Coordinator of field training – Dr. Marcin Matera

Field walking survey -“powierzchniówki”- is compulsory field training for all students of undergraduate and Master’s degree programmes. It consists of 30 hrs of classes, cumulated in one week, and usually takes place in the second year of both undergraduate and graduate studies.
Students interested in taking part in a field walking survey should report to the instructor or enroll in USOS, after the dates for the survey are published.
The conditions of participation vary depending on the group – detailed information is provided by the instructor.

For information on the field walking survey contact the Coordinator of field training – Dr. Marcin Matera


Remote course equivalent to field walking survey class – SPRING 2021

We are planning a remote course equivalent to a field walking survey class. These classes are offered for third-year undergraduate and second-year master’s students who had no chance to complete this course.

The course will be held by Julia Chyla (please contact her between 19 and 23 April)

The online classes start on April 26, 1:15 pm

Excavations training is an essential part of the Archaeology study programme. Participation is obligatory.
At BA level, the requirement is 450 hrs (ca. 3 months)*
At MA level, the requirement is 200 hrs (ca. 1.5 months) for full-time students and 300 hrs for part-time students.

For the MA students, who started in 2019/20 – the requirement is 150 h.
* be aware that there was a BA Studies in English programme requiring 600h of field training.

For information on the excavations contact either the Instructor or the Coordinator of field training – Dr. Marcin Matera


Excavations training – summer 2021

This year’s excavations for students will be organized only in Poland, including the sites within Warsaw and its surroundings. The authorities of the Faculty will provide places for everyone. Currently, an offer is being collected from the Faculty members. Information on places and details of exercises will be announced no later than mid-May. Those who can’t arrive to Poland due to pandemic, may take part in the excavations conducted in their countries.