Masters Program in Archaeology in Europe

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In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

Archaeology studies the history and culture of past civilizations by examining the artifacts and structures left behind, including their tools, artwork, religious relics, and physical remains. Advanced students will typically pick a focus of interest, such as a type of society, a particular region or a specific period in time.

There are more than four thousand higher education organizations in Europe, from leading research institutions to small, teaching-focused universities. Europe itself is not as much different than other continents, reaching from the Arctic Circle to the coast of Africa.

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MA In Literature And Biblical Archeology

Universidad Pontificia De Salamanca
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Israel Jerusalem Spain Salamanca + 2 more

The Bible is primarily a religious book. It contains a series of writings in which the first Jewish tradition and Christian have since recognized the word of God. [+]

Masters in Archaeology in Europe 2017. Program Description The Bible is primarily a religious book. It contains a series of writings in which the first Jewish tradition and Christian have since recognized the word of God. But the Bible is also an important historical source of the cultural roots of the West. This master, taught in Salamanca and in Jerusalem, offers the possibility of being familiar with biblical texts and their vital context through direct contact with the scenarios in which they were born. GOALS Provide a critical and rigorous access to the Bible through an instrumental mastery of their languages, the practice of exegesis of his texts and knowledge of the context in which they were born. Special emphasis on knowledge of the context, especially from the point of view of archeology Professional profiles Historians and historians of antiquity Archeologists and archeologists of the ancient Middle East Pilgrimages guides Teachers of religion Curriculum The first semester courses in Salamanca: language courses and exegesis. The second in Jerusalem (in Italian language) courses exegesis and archeology tours (http://sbf.custodia.org/) In both cases, the students, according to the director of the master, choose the subjects developing a customized program. Throughout the course, students prepare the final report under the guidance of a specialist teacher in the field. During the first semester, those students or students who do not possess a knowledge of the Italian language should perform on their own an Italian language course to enable them to follow the classes of the second semester in Jerusalem. Methodology Face, through lectures and seminars archaeological visits Development of a memory Duration and price First semester: September / October 2016 Second semester: according to the schedule of the Studium Biblicum Franciscanum of Jerusalem Duration: One academic year following the annual academic calendar Price: 1,500 € Places available 10 Location: Salamanca Contact: sguijarroop@upsa.es [-]

Master Degree in Archeology

University of Minho - Institute of Social Sciences
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Portugal Braga

The Master's Degree in Archaeology at the University of Minho is a program of advanced training, emerging from the need to structure a more targeted, complementary preparation to the autonomous practice of Archeology. [+]

Academic degree: Master ECTS: 180 Duration: 4 curricular semesters Regime: Others Place: Gualtar Campus, Braga The Master's Degree in Archaeology at the University of Minho is a program of advanced training, emerging from the need to structure a more targeted, complementary preparation to the autonomous practice of Archeology. Thus, the course aims to achieve the following objectives: - In-depth knowledge and understanding of the skills acquired during the 1st cycle in the context of Archeology and related fields, in order to enable graduates to exercise research tasks, planning and management of archaeological activity. - Promoting new skills within the academic research, awakening to a critical view of the archaeological subjects - in their ethical and social consequences - and to the need to communicate results in different ways, to various publics. - To develop professional skills that enable graduates to the full exercise of the archaeological activity and to an independent and responsible practice of the profession of archaeologist. [-]

Master in Prehistoric Archaeology

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2017 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Prehistoric Archaeology addresses themes such as general prehistory, the prehistory and protohistory of Europe and Africa, ethnoarchaeology, theoretical archaeology, palaeoanthropology and archaeozoology. Close ties have been established with the Biology and Earth and Environmental Sciences programmes. Archaeological digs form a significant part of the curriculum. There is also a focus on learning analytical methods and techniques, emphasising the links between theory and practice. [+]

Masters in Archaeology in Europe 2017. Master in Prehistoric Archaeology The Master in Prehistoric Archaeology addresses themes such as general prehistory, the prehistory and protohistory of Europe and Africa, ethnoarchaeology, theoretical archaeology, palaeoanthropology and archaeozoology. Close ties have been established with the Biology and Earth and Environmental Sciences programmes. Archaeological digs form a significant part of the curriculum. There is also a focus on learning analytical methods and techniques, emphasising the links between theory and practice. Curriculum Required courses (48Credits) : Neolithic Europe; Europe in the Bronze and Iron Ages; Paleolithic and Neolithic of Africa; Metal Ages in Africa; Theoretical Archaeology; Ethnoarchaeology; Archaeozoology; Palaeoanthropology, etc... Internship with an archaeological dig Electives (48Credits) : The choices must be approved by the person in charge of MA dissertation. Dissertation (48Credits) Mobility Students may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. They may also conduct research outside the university, under the supervision of a faculty member, or do a work placement at a leading external laboratory in order to complete their Master’s degree. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities The Master in Prehistoric Archaeology leads to a number of professions both in Switzerland and abroad, including: Arcahaeologist(e.g at cantonal archaeology departments and international preventive archaeology programmes in Africa) Teacher and scientific researcher Museum curator Culture-related occupations Secondary school teacher, etc. Admission Criteria A Bachelor in Biology with a concentration in Prehistory, Biology, Archeology or a degree deemed equivalent. Completion of complementary credits could be asked. Applications Deadline: 30 April 2017* (28 February 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations) www.unige.ch/immat admissions.unige.ch *Candidates who hold a Swiss Bachelor or equivalent degree and have not been able to meet this deadline may contact the Faculty’s academic advisor and the person in charge of the Master’s programme to find out if it is possible to join the course. [-]

Masters Programme in Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage

Sapienza University of Rome
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Rome

The Masters Programme in Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage trains experts in Archaeometry and Conservation Science. The programme provides students with specialist skills in the multi-analytical characterization of a wide range of materials related to archaeology and cultural heritage, scientific methods and advanced technologies in the study of conservation. [+]

The Masters Programme in Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage trains experts in Archaeometry and Conservation Science. The programme provides students with specialist skills in the multi-analytical characterization of a wide range of materials related to archaeology and cultural heritage, scientific methods and advanced technologies in the study of conservation. In particular, graduates will acquire: ability to work in a research area with a strong multidisciplinary nature ranging from sciences to humanities; expertise in analytical techniques, scientific methods of investigation and data interpretation for the recovery and conservation of cultural heritage; advanced skills in the analysis of the interaction between cultural heritage and the chemical-physical environment; advanced knowledge of archaeometric applications in a range of fields. Graduates in Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage carry out a wide range of activities in different Institutions involved in the management and conservation of cultural heritage, including government institutions, museums, archives and international organizations devoted to the conservation of cultural heritage, as well as companies and professional organizations working on the conservation, restoration and protection of cultural heritage will also be involved. Career Opportunities Graduates in Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage carry out a wide range of activities in different Institutions involved in the management and conservation of cultural heritage, including Government Institutions, Museums, and Archives, International Organizations devoted to the conservation of cultural heritage. Companies and professional organizations working in the field of conservation, restoration and protection of cultural heritage will also be involved. Students will be able to: Carry out diagnostic studies before, during and after the conservation and restoration of cultural heritage and relative environment Study, implement and evaluate materials, measures, methods and conservation technologies, and establish standards and guidelines for the conservation of cultural heritage Develop technological skills in the study of cultural heritage Promote research and scientific cooperation, and disseminate scientific results in the field of safeguard of cultural heritage Cooperate with other people involved in the process of conservation and restoration The training of conservation scientists can eventually lead to a doctoral degree. Eligibility The Master Course in Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage is open to students with a Bachelor degree (I cycle equivalent-180 ECTS credits) in Sciences. Eligible Candidates must have a strong background in a wide range of Science and Mathematics subjects. In particular they must have attained at least: 84 ECTS in scientific disciplines, including mathematics, physics, chemistry, mineralogy, biology, and computer sciences 6 ECTS in humanities and economic disciplines (e.g., museology, history of restoration and techniques of artistic production, and cultural heritage legislation) The minimum English language requirement is level B2(IELTS). Admission will be based on admission requirements, followed by scheduled interviews of all eligible students. [-]

Master In Archaeology And History Of Art

University of Cagliari
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Cagliari

Graduates will be qualified to work at levels of high competence in museums, Superintendents, specialized libraries in Archaeology and Art History, local authorities and various institutes engaged in research and enhancement of archaeological, historical and artistic ... [+]

Masters in Archaeology in Europe 2017. Graduates will be qualified to work at levels of high competence in museums, Superintendents, specialized libraries in Archaeology and Art History, local authorities and various institutes engaged in research and exploitation of the archaeological, historical and artistic heritage. final test characteristics The final examination for the award of the qualification in the exposition will consist of a written paper on a novel topic to be agreed with one of the teachers of the course. The report must have a contributory and non-compile-and will have to be longer than 2000 characters in 50 folders. Through discussion, the candidate will be able to demonstrate the specialized level of knowledge and skills acquired in the single discipline and within the subject area concerned, with attention to related areas. Skills required for access For access to the degree required a substantial initial preparation in possession of basic knowledge in the field of archeology, art history, history, laws of the Cultural Heritage and basic computer skills already acquired before the assessment of individual preparation, preferably through an undergraduate program in cultural heritage. In particular, students must have completed at least 12 credits in the field of historical disciplines; at least 12 credits in the field of ancient and medieval civilization; at least 60 credits within the disciplines relating to the historical archaeological and artistic heritage, archive and library, social anthropology and environmental; at least 6 credits in the context of the legislation and management of Cultural Heritage. For testing a multiple choice quiz testing is planned in a manner that will be appropriately defined in the academic regulations of the course of study. Title conferred degree in Archaeology and Art History Language / and official teaching, and assessment of the preparation ITALIAN Applying knowledge and understanding Graduates from the Master's degree course must have been formed in both new methods and techniques of archeology in both traditional and historical disciplines. Graduates will be able to apply their knowledge in the approach with unfamiliar issues included in wide-ranging contexts related to their field of study. They will know how to analyze and thoroughly reconstruct the historical and cultural dynamics in relation to production, tradition and promotion of sites and archaeological and historical artifacts, according to advanced methods from the point of view of scientific and technological innovation. Graduates in Archaeology will be able to use new and bibliographic data to interpret stratigraphic excavation, the living environments, worship and funeral, in relation to urban or rural settlements; classify artifacts from the typological point of view and chronological; categorize and file the archaeological material; survey the archaeological remains and to determine their membership in the different production areas and different artistic styles. The graduate in Art History will be able to use unpublished data and bibliographic data to interpret the different phases that contribute to the definition of art as a whole; classify artifacts from the technical and formal point of view, chronological and stylistic; categorize and file the art historical material; assess the impact and opportunities of the restoration work. Each may take action at the regional, national and international, and to take responsibility for management in person of a research project, or inclusion in a collective project, aimed not only to scientific knowledge, but also to the restoration and enhancement of masterpiece. As part of each course are planned seminars and workshop with the active participation of students and verifiable. Knowledge and understanding Graduates from the Master's degree course must have been formed in both new methods and techniques of archeology in both traditional and historical disciplines. Compared to the educational level of the three-year degree in Cultural Heritage, graduates will have acquired more in-depth knowledge and understanding related primarily to the definition of the historical context and material in relation to the archaeological, historical and artistic heritage, and the application of more advanced methods census, cataloging, analytical study, interpretation and comparison of the relevant contexts and artifacts. They will also be able to come up with original ideas in a research context and will give proof that those skills in the final exam graduation. Learning ability Learning skills will be estimated through intermediate, diversified checks according to the teaching type, which will allow to evaluate the correspondence between the estimated time and the actual time invested by students in relation to learning provided. The teaching will be set up to enhance the selective and comparative skills for the acquisition of a learning method. Verification of income will also be made through scheduled to run testing, comply with the procedures established by the academic regulations of the course. Graduates possess skills to specialist level and ability to learn useful not only at the entrance to the world of work but also to continue independently their training with a Master's Degree registration that relate to the cultural heritage, as well as to graduate schools in Archaeology or art History. You may also aspire to the continuation of the research process through participation in competitions for access to doctoral studies and for the awarding of contracts or university grants. The course provides the necessary skills, after passing the selection for entry to the active Internship Training (TFA) to a teaching degree in art history in high school. Making judgments Graduates will be aware of the peculiarities of the archaeological heritage and Mediterranean and European historical and artistic, with particular reference to Sardinia. Thanks to insights in the literature and in the field, may carry out comparisons between the Framework island and the wider national and international context. They will thus be able to integrate knowledge and formulate judgments, even on the basis of limited information, leading to innovative proposals for the specialist knowledge and the enhancement of cultural heritage, which also include a reflection on the social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of judgments and the knowledge acquired. communication skills Graduates will be able to clearly communicate with a popular and specialist level (for example, during debates and scientific meetings) in relation to the issues and problems of archeology and art history. It 'also able to chair the working groups and to use the specific conventions of scientific communication. Communication skills are also acquired through foreign language laboratories provided for law among the additional training activities. employment and career opportunities for graduates Officer of Museums, Superintendents, specialized libraries in Archaeology and Art History, local authorities and various institutions, engaged in research and exploitation of the archaeological, historical and artistic heritage. Career opportunities and professional activities provided by the degree programs are in areas in which it will operate, with high responsibility, such as: institutions responsible for the conservation and enhancement of the archaeological heritage, as Superintendents and museums; organizations and units of study and research of archaeological heritage preservation, artistic, documentary and monumental in agencies and institutions, public and private (such as municipalities, provinces, regions, foundations); companies, cooperatives and other private groups can cooperate in all activities, from the excavation for public use, with the entities responsible for the protection of the archaeological heritage; publishing activities, the publications and other specialized media in the archaeological field. Skills associated with the function Officer of Museums, Superintendents, specialized libraries in Archaeology and Art History, local authorities and various institutions, engaged in research and exploitation of the archaeological, historical and artistic heritage. Graduates from the Master's degree course must: - possess advanced skills both historical and methodological for the purposes of research and critical exegesis in the different areas and in different historical areas for the development of the arts (architecture, painting, sculpture, applied arts) from the Middle Ages to the present; - Theoretical knowledge and applied problems of conservation, management, promotion and enhancement of historical and artistic heritage and its institutions; - Having studied the particular issues relating to the history and preservation of a particular artistic sector; - To be able to fully use the main tools in the specific areas of competence and in particular with regard to the cataloging and documentation of historic and artistic heritage and their contexts; - Be able to be fluent in written and oral form, at least one European language besides Italian with reference to disciplinary vocabularies. Function in the context of work Officer of Museums, Superintendents, specialized libraries in Archaeology and Art History, local authorities and various institutions, engaged in research and exploitation of the archaeological, historical and artistic heritage. Graduates from the Master's degree course must have been formed in both new methods and techniques of archeology in both traditional and historical, philological and artistic. Graduates will then have: - advanced scientific skills, theoretical, methodological and operational related field of archeology and art history in the prehistoric and proto-historic, ancient and medieval, supported by knowledge of history and ancient written sources; - Expertise in the field of management, conservation and restoration of archaeological, artistic, documentary and monumental; - Skill in the use of IT tools and electronic communication in the specific areas of competence, with particular reference to significant transactions of monuments and archaeological sites, the classification of findings, image processing, computer management of scientific texts; - Ability to use fluently in written and oral form, at least one European language besides Italian with reference to disciplinary vocabularies. Description specific educational goals The individual learning activities of the course is assigned a number of credits based on the estimated time it takes an average student to perform the required tasks and achieve the expected learning outcomes. Graduates of the degree course in Archaeology interclass or Art History acquire specialist level knowledge falling into common areas or specific of the two Master's Degrees. In particular acquire skills in the restoration of cultural heritage and perfect knowledge previously acquired in archeology and history of Greek and Roman history, and archeology and medieval Christian. Compared to the specificity of the two courses, he graduates in Archaeology also perfect knowledge previously gained in paleontology, prehistoric archeology and proto, Phoenician archeology, language, literature and Greek philology, Latin epigraphy and Roman history, and acquire skills in ancient Christian literature. This knowledge will be acquired by attending the lectures, the excavations and laboratories relating to SSD L-ANT / 03, L-ANT / 01, L-ANT / 07, L-ANT / 08, BIO / 08, BIO / 01 , L-OR / 06, CHIM / 12, L-LIN / 02, M-STO / 08, M-STO / 09. The graduate in Art History perfects also previously acquired knowledge in the field of medieval art history, modern and contemporary, and palaeography and diplomatic, and acquire skills in aesthetics and medieval and humanistic Latin literature. This knowledge will be acquired by attending the lectures and workshops relating to SSD L-ART / 01, L-ART / 02, L-ART / 03, L-ART / 04, M-FIL / 04, L-FILTER LET / 08, M-STO / 09. Thanks to the in-depth level of knowledge of history, archeology and art history, from the point of view of the contents of both methods of study, graduates are able to use the acquired skills to plan and carry out research projects at the regional, national and international possibly thanks to the experience of studying abroad gained at EU universities under the Socrates-Erasmus program. To acquire these skills the graduate completes a training program which includes taking examinations and frequency (not mandatory) of lectures, supplemented by functional activities to practice in the archaeological field and / or art-historical (excavations, restoration workshops of the artifacts , cataloging, training, etc.). [-]

Master in Archaeology: Mediterranean Archaeology

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

Archaeologists with a Master's in Mediterranean Archaeology are exceptionally suited to follow a professional career in archaeology. They will have... [+]

Master in Mediterranean Archaeology

 

A shared strength of the UvA and VU Amsterdam is their long tradition of conducting research in the Mediterranean area. This can be seen from the large amount of fieldwork projects in Italy and Greece, as well the museum collections in the Allard Pierson Museum. The two specialisations interlink with the long, yet very current, disciplinary traditions of the UvA and VU Amsterdam, which include attention for the study of the basis of archaeology, objects and – for interaction and connection – also creators and users.

 

 

Two specializations

The master's programme Mediterranean Archaeology offers two specializations:Issues of objects and peoples... [-]


Master in Archaeology: Landscape and Heritage

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master’s programme Archaeology: Landscape and Heritage is not fixed to geographical or chronological boundaries, but deals thematically with archaeological... [+]

Master in Landscape and Heritage

 

The Master’s programme Archaeology: Landscape and Heritage is not fixed to geographical or chronological boundaries, but deals thematically with archaeological landscapes and archaeological heritage in many different societies. In the specialization Landscape Archaeology, the cultural landscape will be addressed from many perspectives. The specialization Archaeological Heritage focuses on the varieties of meanings that archaeological remains can obtain in modern society.

 

 

Specializations

 

The Master's programme Archaeology: Landscape and Heritage distinguishes two specializations:

Landscape ArchaeologyLandscape archaeology is a specialism which is well developed at VU Amsterdam and the UvA. The Netherlands (large scale excavations) and the Mediterranean (surface surveys) form the historical landscapes on which fieldwork is conducted, and are also the focal points for ongoing research projects about the use of GIS in archaeology and villa landscapes in the north of the Roman Empire.Core themes in the programme are: ecological and economic dimensions of interrelationship between man and landscape; the historical stratification of landscapes; the ‘past in the past’; landscape and identity.... [-]


Master in Classics and Ancient Civilizations (research)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

The research Master’s programme aims to deliver well equipped researchers in the field of Ancient Studies. It focuses on the cultures and societies of the... [+]

Master in Classics and Ancient Civilizations (research)

 

The research Master’s programme aims to deliver well equipped researchers in the field of Ancient Studies. It focuses on the cultures and societies of the Mediterranean region, Western Europe and Western Asia in the period from c. 1000 BC to 500 AD.The programme offers a good mix of disciplinary and interdisciplinary teaching and research. Disciplinary because the programme builds on the specializations offered in your Bachelor’s programme; interdisciplinary because you make use of the results of related disciplines during the so-called ‘core modules’ . These are two interdisciplinary tutorials, in which members of the teaching staff from various disciplines from the department of Ancient Studies and Archaeology teach you how to approach a shared research theme from different perspectives and to provide theoretical underpinning for this theme.Opting for the research Master’s programme will bring you into an inspiring research environment. The department of Ancient Studies and Archaeology has been extremely successful of recent years in creating research opportunities for doctoral and postdoctoral research students, including large thematic projects which have room for a number of doctoral and postdoctoral research students.... [-]


Master in Archaeology: Archaeology of North Western Europe

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master’s programme in Archaeology of North Western Europe covers the period from the Late Iron Age into the Early Modern period. The two specialisations... [+]

Master in Archaeology of North Western Europe

 

The Master’s programme in Archaeology of North Western Europe covers the period from the Late Iron Age into the Early Modern period. The two specialisations in this programme are Late Iron Age and Roman archaeology of North Western Europe and Medieval and Early Modern archaeology.Vrije Universieit Amsterdam has a leading position in research and teaching in the field of late prehistory and the Roman era in Western Europe, with special reference to Dutch archaeology, while archaeology of the Middle Ages and the early modern period is one of the  specialisms at the University of Amsterdam. The two universities together thus cover 3000 years of Western European archaeology. This programme devotes considerable attention to settlement archaeology, the archaeology of sanctuaries and burial sites, integration processes in the Roman Empire and studies of city centres and material culture. There are close links between the teaching in all these areas and the results of recent fieldwork and other ongoing research, from Roman villa landscapes in the southern Netherlands to the shipyards of the VOC (Dutch East India Company) in the heart of Amsterdam.... [-]


Master in Classices & Ancient Civilizaitons: Ancient studies

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master’s programme Ancient Studies does not adhere to disciplinary boundaries. There is almost not a single question which can be answered solely from... [+]

Master in Ancient studies

 

The Master’s programme Ancient Studies does not adhere to disciplinary boundaries. There is almost not a single question which can be answered solely from an archaeological or literary vantage point. At Ancient Studies you learn to use that which is necessary, be it Ancient History, Archaeology, Ancient Languages or Philosophy. An ideal situation if you consider yourself both an historian and archaeologist, and want to view literature as a product of society.Questions you come across are, for example: Rome was an ethnic melting pot during imperial times. How did classical poets react to this, and can traces of this ethnic intermingling be found in studies of living conditions and artistic expressions? There are a lot of texts about dreams originating from the classical world (from Mesopotamia to Rome and Byzantium). Can we learn more about the people of antiquity by studying these dreams? And what is the influence of Latin literature on Dutch literature? Or: For once don’t compare Homer with Virgil, but with the Gilgamesh epic.Core moduleThe core module of this degree programme is "Great Debates in Ancient Historical Studies". In this module, lecturers from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam deal with a number of key themes from the field of Ancient studies that have been the subject of heated debates. You will write a paper on one of these debates. Depending on your background, you will specialize further in Ancient history and Archaeology, Latin language and culture, Greek language and culture or Mesopotamian language and culture of the first millennium B.C.... [-]


Master's Programme in Archaeology - Theory and Practice

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

This programme combines high scientific and theoretical standards with intensive practical training within archaeology, cultural heritage and museology. [+]

Programme overview

This programme combines high scientific and theoretical standards with intensive practical training within Archaeology, Cultural Heritage and Museology. You will be trained in how to excavate and document the past, how to preserve artefacts and buildings and how to communicate your findings and research results to a wider audience.

Special features of the programme:

    Project-based learning     Archaeological Field School at the Viking Age site of Uppåkra     A wide range of courses with direct link to our professors' current research projects, like Buildings as Archaeology, Digital Archaeology With Focus on GIS and Virtual Reality. ... [-]

Master in Prehistoric Archaeology and Rock Art

Polytechnic Institute of Tomar
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Portugal Tomar

This course of study includes: A master's program organised into course units corresponding to 80 ECTS credits; A final dissertation worth 40 ECTS credits; [+]

Provide a solid scientific, technological and social learning, supported by a programme and courses that includes contact with real situations and laboratories experiences. This cycle of studies is based on the development of a diverse set of skills and competencies that permits excellent career opportunities and pursue postgraduate studies. Objectives This course of study includes: A master's program organised into course units corresponding to 80 ECTS credits; A final dissertation worth 40 ECTS credits; This master's degree was designed so as to develop competencies in the following technical-scientific areas: Prehistory (6 compulsory ECTS and up to optional 18 ECTS), Quaternary Geology (6 compulsory ECTS and up to 18 optional ECTS), Palaeoanthropology (6 compulsory ECTS and up to 18 optional ECTS), Methods and Techniques (6 compulsory ECTS and up to 18 optional ECTS), Museography and Didactics (6 compulsory ECTS and up to 18 optional ECTS), field and laboratory work (8 ECTS) e optional credits to be obtained in congress projects, publications and others (up to 9 ECTS). The minimum amount of ECTS credits required in taught modules is 63 and the maximum is 72. Professional Goals Holders of the master's degree in Prehistoric Archaeology and Rock Art are prepared to perform Public Sector: Municipal Archaeologists; Central government (DGPC and attached services); Museums; Heritage and tourism management services; Private Sector: Organisations engaged in archaeological activities; Organisations engaged in cultural and tourism activities; Land management providers Education: Higher polytechnic education; University education; Professional training in archaeology, cultural heritage and rock art International labour market: Higher education; Museums; Government services; Professional training; Consultancy Qualification Requirements The master's degrees are regulated by the Portuguese Law and applicable program regulations established by the School of Technology-IPT. In order to complete the master's degree it is necessary to accumulate 120 ECTS credits from modules, field and laboratory work, papers, congresses and final dissertation. Each ECTS credit corresponds to 27 hours of work. Graduation requirements Completion of the program requires a pass in all its constituent modules including the preparation and public defence of project work or internship report so as to accumulate 120 ECTS credits, of which 30 are compulsory, 40 correspond to the dissertation, 8 to field work and 42 to be selected among the optional modules available in the curriculum in compliance with general and specific assessment regulations. Learning outcomes Holders of the master's degree in prehistory archaeology and rock art must be able to: Identify and characterise archaeological sites in their environmental and cultural contexts; Identify archaeological resources and incorporate them in land planning programmes in order to attract investment and subsequent creation of workplaces and population settlement both at local and regional level; Have a good command of basic archaeological techniques in such areas as prehistory, protohistory and rock art; Be able to use basic vocabulary and understand the sub-areas of Prehistoric Archaeology, Rock Art, Lithic Technology, Ceramic Technology, Experimental Archaeology, Latin-American Archaeology, Computer Applications for Archaeology, Geoarchaeology, Palaeoanthropology, Archaeometry, Archaeobotany, Zooarchaeology, Museography and Didactics. Demonstrate full autonomy in at least one of the following sub-areas: Prehistoric Archaeology, Rock Art, Lithic Technology, Ceramic Technology, Experimental Archaeology, Latin-American Archaeology, Computer Applications for Archaeology, Geoarchaeology, Palaeoanthropology, Archaeometry, Archaeobotany, Zooarchaeology, Museography and Didactics. Be aware of the importance of enhancing and exploring archaeological resources as factors for profitability and minimization of negative impacts; Evaluate the scientific, didactic, patrimonial and cultural potential of areas of archaeological and landscape interest in order to use them as an instrument for regional promotion and development. Draw up archaeological/tourist tour guides to disseminate and promote the areas of interest; Draw up archaeological heritage risk maps for land planning. Recognition of prior learning Credit transfer is limited to 60 ECTS credits and, in that event, students will be able to apply for completion of the program in one academic year. Info to candidates Application Process: Candidates must send course admission requirement and letter directed to Master Director, justifying their interest in the course and referring intended area of specialization (candidates may indicate an eventual theme for Master Thesis Dissertation), attaching Curriculum Vitae, copy of competence certificate/Diploma, copy of Identity Card /Passport and VAT number, and Application Form. Candidates that are completing degree in the current academic year may apply conditionally (this should be mentioned in the application for admission). Documentation must be sent by post to: Secretariat of Master in Preshistoric Archeology and Rock Art Instituto Politécnico de Tomar Quinta do Contador - Estrada da Serra 2300-313 Tomar - Portugal Tel. (+351) 249 346 363 / Fax. (+351) 249 346 366 Email: mestrados.gri@ipt.pt Selection of Candidates: until 6th October 2015. Selection of Candidates is made by Directive Comission of Master Course, based on criteria bellow, which are identical to those defined by the Erasmus Mundus European Master, under a total of 100 points: Classification of Degree (max.20) Candidate's motivation letter (max.15) Knowledge of english or french (max. 10) Knowledge of other languages (max. 5) Professional experience in Archaeology (max.20) Additional qualifications, namely other academic degrees or publications (Max. 5) Adequation of Thesis theme or previous publications (max. 20) Age (5 points for those under 30 years old) Candidates may be submitted to an interview, whenever Directive Comission thinks it is necessary. Key areas of training: Prehistory, Paleoanthropology, Quaternary Geology, Methods and Techniques in Archaeology and Heritage Didactics. Key areas of specialization: Prehistoric Archaeology, Rock Art, Lithic Technology, Ceramic Technology, Latin American Archaeology, Computer Applications to Archaeology, Geo-archeology, Archaeometry, Archaeo-botany, Paleobotany, Zoo-archaeology, Sub-Aquatic Archeology, Quality Management Heritage (Collaboration of HERITY program), Quaternary Geology, Prehistory and Heritage Management. Other specializations within Erasmus Mundus network. Statistics of former graduates : 70% working in Archeology; 25% in Doctorate. Main areas of research: Tagus Valley (Portugal and Spain), Greece, Angola, Namibia, Tanzania, Brazil. Location: Master classes take mainly place at Museu de Arte Pré-Histórica e do Sagrado no Vale do Tejo, Mação. Some modules take place in Tomar. Regime: Classroom. Most compulsory modules take place on Friday and Saturday. Some modules may occur during week. Fee: 2,000.00 Euros (1,000.00 Euros / year) + 150.00 Euros for registration + 2,00 Euros for annual school insurance. Registration: will take place from 9th to 12th October 2015 at IPT Academic Services, and the following documentation is required: copy of Identity Card /Passport and VAT number (may be delivered later in case of foreign students), 2 small photos, copy of vaccination bulletin (with tetanus updated), and filled application form (provided by Academic Services). Students must pay registration fee (150,00 Euros) and annual school insurance (2,00 Euros). Following Studies: Students under Master Course, beside other programmes, may continue their studies through same research lines in Erasmus Mundus Doctorate Quaternary and Prehistory. Classes Begining: 12th October 2015. [-]

Master in Archaeology

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen

Aberdeen's Department of Archaeology is unique in the United Kingdom in that it focuses explicitly on the lifeways and worldviews of northern cultures, encompassing a region that takes in the North Atlantic, Northern Eurasia, high-latitude North America and the North Pacific. [+]

Master in Archaeology

Research Degrees: MSc, MPhil, PhD

Background

Aberdeen's Department of Archaeology is unique in the United Kingdom in that it focuses explicitly on the lifeways and worldviews of northern cultures, encompassing a region that takes in the North Atlantic, Northern Eurasia, high-latitude North America and the North Pacific.

Popular perception holds that if the 'cradle of civilization' was nurtured in warm southern climes, then the north was little more than a frozen wasteland. Such caricatures, of course, are hard to support when we consider the almost infinite and varied evidence of the human condition in the northern world. While often living in environments which could be less than favourable and even hostile, northern peoples were anything but more primitive versions of those farther south.... [-]


Master in Archaeology of the North

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen + 1 more

The taught MSc in Archaeology of the North is the only degree of its kind in the world, reflecting the unique research focus of the Department of Archaeology at Aberdeen. [+]

Master in Archaeology of the North

Programme Length

MSc 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time PgDip 9 months full-time, 21 months part-time

We have two intakes each year: September & January

Aims

The taught MSc in Archaeology of the North is the only degree of its kind in the world, reflecting the unique research focus of the Department of Archaeology at Aberdeen.

Students are equipped with research skills to investigate the material culture and heritage of the far northern hemisphere, a region that includes Scotland, the North Atlantic, Scandinavia and Baltic Europe, northern Russia and the circumpolar region through Siberia, the North Pacific and high-latitude North America. With an emphasis on colonisation and culture contact, lifeways and world-views, every graduate is provided with a thorough knowledge of the theory and practice specific to northern archaeology, together with the foundation for further study or professional employment. In addition every graduate will have acquired detailed competence in a specialist regional or chronological field, chosen from a range of options across the entire northern world.... [-]