Masters in Archaeology in Portugal

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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.

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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. [+]

Best Masters in Archaeology in Portugal 2017. 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 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. [-]