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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.

 


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18 Results in Archaeology

Midlands State University

The general objectives are to: promote high conceptual and inquisitive skills in archaeological issues, develop competencies within specialist archaeological areas, gener ... [+]

Objectives

The general objectives are to:

promote high conceptual and inquisitive skills in archaeological issues. develop competencies within specialist archaeological areas. generate interest for research in archaeology. Career Prospects

Master of Arts in Archaeology degree programme is designed to enhance the competencies of graduates in the fields of human culture research, museum curation, cultural organization management, environmental management, heritage consultancy, parks and wildlife management and university lectureship.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for the programme, an applicant must have a good first degree in any of the following:

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Zimbabwe Gweru
September 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
International Hellenic University (IHU)

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 Rom ... [+]

MA in the Classical Archaeology and the Ancient History of Macedonia The University

The International Hellenic University is Greece’s first state university, where programmes are taught exclusively in English. It already attracts a strong international academic faculty and outstanding students from Southeast and other European and Black Sea countries. As a State University, all degrees awarded are accredited by the Government and are recognized in the European Union and internationally.

The Programme

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 era.

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Greece Thessaloniki
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14 months
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AUC The American University in Cairo

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 experien ... [+]

Egyptology/Coptology Graduate Program

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, visiting monuments in context, museums and gaining experience in the field. The Egyptology program covers many aspects; the culture of ancient Egypt for language and religion to art, architecture and social structures over the time span of 4,600 years. The Coptology program offers courses in political science, religion, art history, history and other.

The department of Egyptology offers three tracks for the M.A.

Egyptology: Art, Archaeology, and History Egyptology: Philology Coptology ... [-]
Egypt Cairo USA New York
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
University of Haifa, International School

The program focuses on the prehistory and paleoenvironment of Mount Carmel. It is based on ongoing, active research carried out in the field and in laboratories. ... [+]

The International MA Program in Prehistoric Archaeology's objective is to provide students with an opportunity to study and take part in ongoing research of the impressive prehistoric archaeology of Mount Carmel. The University of Haifa, located atop the Carmel range, provides the ideal setting for this field of study.

The program will be carried out in one of the world's most dynamic centers for prehistoric research. Both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a biosphere reserve, Mount Carmel reveals a nearly 500,000 year-long sequence of human evolution exposed in caves, rock shelters and open-air sites along mountain valleys and the nearby coastal plain. Unlike any other region in the world, Mount Carmel preserves evidence of both modern humans and Neanderthal populations, at sites no more than 100 meters from each other.... [-]

Israel Haifa
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Full-time
1 year
Campus
Bishop Grosseteste University

This course gives you the opportunity to take part in community-based projects, focused case studies and applied research. You will consider community archaeology in a ra ... [+]

MA in Community ArchaeologyThis course gives you the opportunity to take part in community-based projects, focused case studies and applied research. You will consider community archaeology in a range of local and national contexts. Your studies will encourage you to engage with and study a variety of archaeology projects and organisations. The course will help develop the knowledge, skills and networks that will assist you in your career.Delivered flexibly through campus-based and online learning the course is designed for those already employed in the sector as well as those seeking to enter it. Studies are supported by a dedicated team of specialist tutors and a well-developed and resourced virtual learning environment. You will benefit from other facilities and resources, such as the University College's Archaeology Lab and our summer Archaeological Field School programme.The course offers awards of Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or the full MA Degree in Community Archaeology.... [-]

United Kingdom Lincoln
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 semesters
Online & Campus Combined
University of Haifa, International School

The program aims to provide the foundation for students interested in advanced knowledge of the marine environment and in human interactions with the Mediterranean Sea in ... [+]

The International MA Program in Maritime Civilizations offered by the Department of Maritime Civilizations at the University of Haifa offers students an exceptional opportunity to explore the history, archeology, and fabric of maritime societies, as well as the natural environment in which they developed and currently exist. Special emphasis will be placed on harbors, ships, and seafaring as part of the maritime heritage of the Mediterranean. Moreover, the program sheds light on the ecological and geomorphological dynamics in the eastern Mediterranean and their influence on the interaction between man and the sea in ancient and modern times.

The Academic Program

Taught over three semesters in English, the academic program provides a unique opportunity for an interdisciplinary study of coastal and underwater archaeology, marine biology and ecology, maritime history, maritime geology, and geomorphology. The curriculum offers advanced knowledge and research training to students interested in exploring human interactions with the sea. The studies are carried out in a dynamic learning environment in which theory is combined with hands-on scientific experience in the field and in the laboratory.... [-]

Israel Haifa
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Full-time
1 year
Campus
SOAS University of London

This is the only history of art and archaeology degree in Europe focused on the great religious traditions of Asia. It includes within its scope diverse countries, region ... [+]

MA Religious Arts of Asia

Duration: One year (full-time). Two or three years (part-time, daytime only)

Minimum Entry Requirements: The normal qualification for admission to the MA programme is an upper second class honours degree. Other qualifications, however, may be acceptable and the Department welcomes mature students. Students taking the MA degree may or may not have previous experience of our subjects. While knowledge of a relevant Asian or African language is not a requirement, for some courses it is an advantage for admission (see individual course descriptions for details). It is possible to include an element of language training within the MA programme by taking an Asian or African language as one of the two ‘minor’ courses. This option may be particularly desirable for those intending to progress to the PhD, who do not already have the necessary language skills.... [-]

United Kingdom London Singapore
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1 - 3 weeks
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SOAS University of London

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 Ja ... [+]

MA History of Art and Archaeology of East Asia

Duration: One year (full-time). Two or three years (part-time, daytime only)

Minimum Entry Requirements: The normal qualification for admission to the MA programme is an upper second class honours degree. Other qualifications, however, may be acceptable and the Department welcomes mature students. Students taking the MA degree may or may not have previous experience of our subjects. While knowledge of a relevant Asian or African language is not a requirement, for some modules it is an advantage for admission (see individual module descriptions for details).

It is possible to include an element of language training within the MA programme by taking an Asian or African language as one of the two ‘minor’ modules. This option may be particularly desirable for those intending to progress to the PhD, who do not already have the necessary language skills.... [-]

United Kingdom London Singapore
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1 - 3 years
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SOAS University of London

This programme is a unique opportunity to study the History of Art and/or Archaeology of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Students concentrate on architecture, sculpture ... [+]

MA History of Art and/or Archaeology

Duration: One year (full-time). Two or three years (part-time, daytime only)

Minimum Entry Requirements: The normal qualification for admission to the MA programme is an upper second class honours degree. Other qualifications, however, may be acceptable and the Department welcomes mature students. Students taking the MA degree may or may not have previous experience of our subjects. While knowledge of a relevant Asian or African language is not a requirement, for some modules it is an advantage for admission (see individual module descriptions for details).

It is possible to include an element of language training within the MA programme by taking an Asian or African language as one of the two ‘minor’ modules. This option may be particularly desirable for those intending to progress to the PhD, who do not already have the necessary language skills.... [-]

United Kingdom London Singapore
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1 - 3 years
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Unitelma Sapienza

The Master’s Degree in Classical Archaeology represents a great innovation among Italian universities courses. The renowned studies in Archaeology of Rome Sapienza Univer ... [+]

Objectives

The Master’s Degree in Classical Archaeology represents a great innovation among Italian universities courses. The renowned studies in Archaeology of Rome Sapienza University are combined with the online tools of Unitelma Sapienza University which provides Italian and international users with an exclusive and prestigious training project. This Master's Degree is an inter-university degree awarded jointly by the two partner universities.

The Master's Degree in Classical Archaeology aims at providing a thorough training in the field of Classical Archaeology. In particular, through a didactic methodology combining both traditional (archaeological, linguistic-philological, artistic) and innovative resources (applying the most advanced methods to the knowledge of the material culture), intends to train the second level graduates in archaeological and historical skills.... [-]

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2 years
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Leiden 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 ca ... [+]

The Research Master’s programme in Archaeology is the most diverse in the Netherlands. Benefit from our extensive experience and reputation in archaeological research.

Choose Archaeology at Leiden University:

The two-year master's programme in Archaeology (research) is organised around the excellent research for which Leiden has reached international renown. There are 7 different focus areas, centred on the research projects that reflect the broad spectrum of research undertaken within the Faculty:

Human Origins Prehistoric Farming Communities in Europe Town and Country in the Mediterranean Region and the Near East Religion and Society in Native American Cultures Archaeological Heritage in a Globalising World The Transformation of the Roman World Bioarchaeology ... [-]
Netherlands Leiden The Hague
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
Lund University

In this Master's programme in Archaeology, you will be trained in how to excavate and document the past, how to preserve artefacts, how to analyse buildings, and how to c ... [+]

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, how to analyse 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 a direct link to our professors’ current research projects: Buildings as Archaeology, Digital Archaeology with Focus on GIS and Virtual Reality, and Archaeological Studies Human Landscapes Program modules/courses ... [-]
Sweden Lund
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Groningen

Do you want to follow an excellent, new, international, fully English-speaking Master course? You can choose between the Master's track in Classical and Mediterranean Arc ... [+]

Do you want to follow an excellent, new, international, fully English-speaking Master course?

You can choose between the Master's track in Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology and the Master's track in Prehistory and Protohistory of Northwest Europe. Both Master's tracks include different specializations: a specialization with the name of the track, a specialization in Bioarchaeology and Maritime Archeology, while a third specialization, Arctic Archaeology can be followed under the track Prehistory and Protohistory of Northwestern Europe. All tracks and specializations will teach you to tackle archaeological problems in a scientific way.

In the first semester, you will be introduced to the archaeological practice and its multidisciplinary character. You will discuss the role of archaeology in contemporary society and explore the relationship between archaeology and politics. You will strengthen your knowledge of archaeological theories that are used in collecting and interpreting data. In addition, you will carry out research in an excavation project. If you choose the track Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology, you will work on a project in Greece, Italy, Turkey or Egypt. Does your preference go to Prehistory and Protohistory of Northwestern Europe, then you will carry out your research at a site in that region, or in the Arctic.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
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Full-time
12 months
Campus
University of Groningen

One of the aims of the Research Master's programme in Archaeology is to develop an awareness of the academic responsibilities towards our cultural heritage; the programme ... [+]

Are you research-minded and interested in archaeology? Would you like to specialize in a field of archaeology, supervised by excellent researchers? Then this is the programme for you.

One of the aims of the Research Master's programme in Archaeology is to develop an awareness of the academic responsibilities towards our cultural heritage; the programme gives you the tools to deal with these responsibilities in a proper way and translate them into research and exhibitions.

This Master's degree offers a two-year programme in the theory and methodology of archaeology. Part of the programme is compulsory for all students, but of course, you will also choose a specialization within a field of archaeology:... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
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Full-time
24 months
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University of Groningen

Why did people choose to inhabit the Dutch coastal plain during prehistory? What was the relevance of megalithic monuments to later prehistoric societies? In this track, ... [+]

Why did people choose to inhabit the Dutch coastal plain during prehistory? What was the relevance of megalithic monuments to later prehistoric societies?

Students in this track are trained to research these type of questions.

This track is part of the Master's degree program of Archaeology and builds on the knowledge and skills obtained in a BA program of Archaeology.

Within the program four different specializations are available.These specializations have their specific core modules, but also share courses with the other specializations within our MA program.

The specializations are:

Prehistory and Proto-history in northwest Europe, with core modules Prehistoric Cultural Landscapes and Terp-mound Archaeology. Bioarchaeology, with a core module of the same name. Maritime Archaeology with a core module of the same name. Arctic Archaeology, with the core module Sustainability at the Polar Regions. ... [-]
Netherlands Groningen
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Full-time
12 months
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