A Master of Arts degree in archeology may be appropriate for post-baccalaureate students who seek a career in practical research or archeological fieldwork. An MA program allows the student a deeper understanding of human history through study of the materials that ancient civilizations have left behind. What is an MA in Archaeology? An MA in archaeology educates the student for hands-on archaeolo… Read more
A Master of Arts degree in archeology may be appropriate for post-baccalaureate students who seek a career in practical research or archeological fieldwork. An MA program allows the student a deeper understanding of human history through study of the materials that ancient civilizations have left behind.
What is an MA in Archaeology? An MA in archaeology educates the student for hands-on archaeological work, including recovering, handling, and interpreting artifacts in the field. The student will also receive instruction in a related cognitive field such as anthropology, history or art history. Many students choose to specialize in a certain time period or geographic area. Many schools offer different types of MA programs in archaeology, which may include Geoarchaeology, Archeological Heritage Management, Comparative Art and Archaeology and many others.
By advancing their education in archaeology to the MA level, students will gain both practical knowledge and theoretical knowledge in the field. This degree may be ideal for someone who is not ready to commit to the field’s traditional graduate level plan of achieving a Ph.D. If this is the case, the MA degree can be used as a stepping stone to a Ph.D later on in the student’s career; or can become a valuable part of the educational background of an individual who chooses to specialize in a related field.
The cost of achieving an MA varies widely based on academic institution, location, and program length. Students will want to take the time to make some cost comparisons before deciding on a program.
The holder of an MA in archaeology may have several different career paths to choose from. Museums, government agencies, and academic institutions are examples of possible employers of degree-holders at the MA level. An MA holder may be qualified to become a project archaeologist – who oversees excavations, handles budgets and writes proposals - or a manager at a cultural research management firm.
Online courses allow students to study for their MA in archeology in ways that complement their individual lifestyles. They can often be taken at any time and from anywhere. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
This programme focuses on cultural interpretation in archaeology, both in relation to specific cultures/periods and current research themes.
The program focuses on the prehistory and paleoenvironment of the Mount Carmel region and each student can choose to specialize in one of many relevant topics, such as lithic, ... +
The M.A. in Global Maritime Archaeology is offered by the University of Malta in collaboration with the Western Australian Museum. Through the M.A. in Global Maritime Archaeol ... +
The Master’s Degree in Classical Archaeology represents a great innovation among Italian universities courses. The renowned studies in Archaeology of Rome Sapienza University ... +
This two-year programme focuses on top-quality interdisciplinary research and the acquisition of high-level research skills. This offers a strong basis for an academic career ... +
The MA Archaeology (Research) has been designated the best graduate program in Archaeology in the Netherlands, for two years in a row. The program offers a combination of taug ... +
The new postgraduate programme in Maritime Archaeology is designed for students who are interested in a professional career in maritime archaeology...
This programme combines high scientific and theoretical standards with intensive practical training within Archaeology, Cultural Heritage and Museology.
This programme is an unrivalled opportunity to study the arts of China, Korea and Japan. Students consider a wide range of East Asian arts, from Chinese archaeology to Japanes ... +
The general objectives are to: promote high conceptual and inquisitive skills in archaeological issues, develop competencies within specialist archaeological areas, generate i ... +
Studying Egyptology/Coptology at the graduate level is a unique opportunity for students, taking advantage of being in Egypt, having the chance to gain practical experience.
The programme considers the history and the archaeology of ancient Macedonia, covering the region of Macedonia and the Macedonians from the Mycenaean period until the Roman er ... +
Why were some people buried with gifts when others were not? How can GIS help us understand patterns of land use in the hinterland of Rome? In the MA in Archaeology: Classical ... +
Why did people choose to inhabit the Dutch coastal plain during prehistory? What was the relevance of megalithic monuments to later prehistoric societies? In the MA in Archaeo ... +
Do you want to follow an excellent, new, international, fully English-speaking Master course? At the MA in Archaeology, you can choose between the Master's track in Classical ... +