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.

Due to the situation prevailing in the country and in the world, the information below may be subject to change.

We will keep you updated on changes.


for information on the excavations contact either the Instructor or the co-ordinator (dr Wiesław Więckowski)

The University of Warsaw authorities have agreed to our request to carry out excavation exercises for students of archeology in Poland, at the sites of Człuchów, Iłża, Lake Białe, Lubanowo, Pławno, Podlesie, Puck, Warsaw, Wólka Prusinowska, Zgliczyn Pobodze and abroad – in Tunisia (Mustis).
The condition of their implementation is, of course, maintaining the principles set out in the Rector’s ordinance (No. 105) and the guidelines of the instructions on the implementation of excavation exercises.

Please contact the instructors.

It is also possible to postpone field training (excavations) to the next year without any consequences. Only application is required (the method of submitting applications on the NEWS page).

Excavation “equivalents” are possible to perform in the form of:
– remote / stationary classes in the work with excavation material and excavation documentation (currently two are available – please contact Prof. P. Szymański and dr E. Łukaszewicz – more soon)
– “internships” in cultural institutions statutorily related to archeology (museums, conservation workshops, etc.) – contact with such an institution lies with the student, the Institute may issue a letter of recommendation.