Master of Art Programs in Archaeology

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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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Master of arts in classical archeology

Goethe University Frankfurt
Campus Full time 2 semesters October 2019 Germany Frankfurt

The one-year master's program in Classical Archeology at the Institute of Archaeological Sciences of the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main is followed by a four-year bachelor program. The degree program includes five modules that serve as professional scientists for training as a professional scientist. [+]

The one-year master's program in Classical Archeology at the Institute of Archaeological Sciences of the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main is followed by a four-year bachelor program. The degree program includes five modules that serve as professional scientists for training as a professional scientist.

The courses and performance requirements aim at the extension of subject-specific knowledge and methodology as well as the practice of good scientific practice, the main focus is on the ability to autonomous and self-responsible work: On the one hand, the students are motivated and instructed, expert observations and considerations to document archaeological objects and convey them to a smaller public. At the same time, the leap from the material level to the complex ancient world of life and the mind should become a natural and strictly reflected exercise for them.... [-]


Master of arts in archeology and cultural history of the near east

Goethe University Frankfurt
Campus Full time 2 semesters October 2019 Germany Frankfurt

The one-year master's program in Archeology and Cultural History of the Middle East at the Institute of Archaeological Sciences of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main is followed by a four-year bachelor program. The degree program includes five modules - four compulsory and one elective module - in which special scientific and practical training elements are in the foreground. [+]

The one-year master's program in Archeology and Cultural History of the Middle East at the Institute of Archaeological Sciences of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main is followed by a four-year bachelor program. The degree program includes five modules - four compulsory and one elective module - in which special scientific and practical training elements are in the foreground.

The study program provides in-depth knowledge of the subject and methods and serves to practice good scientific practice. The students are instructed to make their own scientific contributions in written and oral form and to present them in the university public. It should, if necessary, Even with the involvement of our own work and the research on the extensive written tradition of the ancient Near Eastern cultures, a holistic picture appropriate to the respective question should be developed. The aim of the degree program is to sharpen a research and science profile, which has already been applied in the Bachelor's degree, and which is not only relevant for further work in teaching and research.... [-]


Master of Arts in Archaeology (MARC)

Midlands State University
Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2019 Zimbabwe Gweru

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. [+]

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:

(1) Archaeology, Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies... [-]


Master of Arts in Pre- and Protohistoric Archaeology

Goethe University Frankfurt
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2019 Germany Frankfurt

Pre- and Protohistoric Archaeology investigates the remains of cultural expressions of pre-literate, non-literate and mostly non-literate (proto-historic) eras of human history which are accessible via archaeological methodology. The main focus in research and teaching of the Goethe University’s Department of Pre- and Protohistoric Archaeology lies on European and African Pre- and Protohistory and Archaeobotany. [+]

Pre- and Protohistoric Archaeology investigates the remains of cultural expressions of pre-literate, non-literate and mostly non-literate (proto-historic) eras of human history which are accessible via archaeological methodology. The main focus in research and teaching of the Goethe University’s Department of Pre- and Protohistoric Archaeology lies on European and African Pre- and Protohistory and Archaeobotany.

The heavily research-oriented master's programme aims to empower students for independent research in the area of Pre-and Protohistoric Archaeology. For this purpose, the knowledge and skills acquired through the bachelor’s programme are expanded, deepened and professionalized with scientific objectives.... [-]


Master of Arts in Archaeology of Coinage, Money and the Economy in the Ancient World

Goethe University Frankfurt
Campus Full time 2 semesters October 2019 Germany Frankfurt

The MA-program ‘Archaeology of coinage, money and the economy in the ancient world’ concentrates on two important institutions that came to play a decisive role in the Graeco-Roman world and its border zones, and whose available technical and analytical possibilities have a very high knowledge potential. [+]

The MA-program ‘Archaeology of coinage, money and the economy in the ancient world’ concentrates on two important institutions that came to play a decisive role in the Graeco-Roman world and its border zones, and whose available technical and analytical possibilities have a very high knowledge potential. The economy is understood as the sum of the goods and services which were created in answer to the needs of people, affecting the basis of life and co-existence in every community. Within this money was embedded.

This could take the form of a great variety of goods, which functioned as a standard of value, a medium of exchange, a medium of payment and a medium which could be hoarded. The time period of the program is bounded by the adoption of coinage in c. 600 BC and the end of the western Roman Empire shortly before AD 500. The sources examined in the program are archaeological features and material cultures like coins, ceramics, and objects of metal and stone, as well as literary evidence.... [-]


Master of Arts in Archaeology and History of the Roman Provinces

Goethe University Frankfurt
Campus Full time 2 semesters October 2019 Germany Frankfurt

The ‘Archaeology and History of the Roman Provinces’ MA-program encompasses the Roman provinces in general, with a particular focus on the Western provinces of the Roman Empire. [+]

The ‘Archaeology and History of the Roman Provinces’ MA-program encompasses the Roman provinces in general, with a particular focus on the Western provinces of the Roman Empire.

The provinces are examined from their establishment until the fall of the Western Roman Empire (c. 250 BC-AD 500). In focusing on this theme the program examines the entire legacy that comes down to us from these centuries, i.e. material remains, culture, and religion, as well as information concerning the surrounding landscape.

The aim of the program is to make students aware of the manifold existing sources by presenting a coherent and well-structured sample. The material evidence is documented to a large extent through archaeological excavations and is augmented by every new excavation, as well as every available form of textual evidence. The latter includes the literary corpus of ancient authors, stone or bronze inscriptions, and the cursive inscriptions which survive on various materials (papyri, writing tablets, painted inscriptions, graffiti, etc).... [-]


Egyptology/Coptology Graduate Program

AUC The American University in Cairo
Campus Full time September 2019 Egypt Cairo USA New York + 1 more

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. [+]

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 ... [-]

MA Program in Prehistoric Archaeology

University of Haifa, International School
Campus Full time 1 year October 2019 Israel Haifa

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.... [-]


MA in Community Archaeology

Bishop Grosseteste University
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 2 semesters August 2019 United Kingdom Lincoln + 1 more

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 range of local and national contexts. [+]

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.... [-]


MA Program in Maritime Civilizations

University of Haifa, International School
Campus Full time 1 year October 2019 Israel Haifa

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 which theory and hands-on scientific experience meet. [+]

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.... [-]


Master of Arts in Classical Archaeology

Unitelma Sapienza
Online Full time 2 years Open Enrollment Italy Rome Spain Spain Online Mexico Mexico Online Australia Australia Online USA USA Online Canada Canada Online + 10 more

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. [+]

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.... [-]


Research Master of Arts in Heritage, Memory and Archaeology

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The innovative interdisciplinary two-year Research Master's programme Heritage, Memory Studies and Archaeology explores the ways in which we deal with tangible and intangible remnants and narratives of the past, as well as the remaking of the past into heritage, memory and material culture in the present. [+]

The innovative interdisciplinary two-year Research Master's programme Heritage, Memory Studies and Archaeology explores the ways in which we deal with tangible and intangible remnants and narratives of the past, as well as the remaking of the past into heritage, memory and material culture in the present.

A unique combination of scientific traditions

The two-year Research Master's programme in Heritage, Memory and Archaeology trains you to think critically about how human societies have dealt with the past in pre-modern times, as well as the diverse and conflicting ways in which the past is interpreted and put to use in the world today.

Whether you choose to specialise in ‘Heritage and Memory Studies’, or in ‘Archaeology and Material Culture’, this innovative programme offers a unique combination of scientific traditions and will give you a strong theoretical and conceptual foundation in Heritage and Memory Studies or Archaeology and Material Culture and the intersections between these fields.... [-]


Master of Arts in Archaeology (Landscape and Heritage)

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 12 months September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

In the one-year Master's programme Landscape and Heritage, you will study the dynamic past of both contemporary and historical landscapes, and explore the ways in which they are preserved and maintained as archaeological heritage. [+]

In the one-year Master's programme Landscape and Heritage, you study the dynamic past of both contemporary and historical landscapes and explore the ways in which they are preserved and maintained as archaeological heritage.

Landscape and Heritage Archaeology

The Master’s programme Landscape and Heritage focuses on the significance of historical landscapes and materials in both later periods and the modern world. Natural landscape features, archaeological sites and objects from the past play an active role in the creation of social and collective memories. The programme draws close links between teaching and ongoing research, of which the application of GIS-based modelling is but one example. The programme has also forged strong ties with a number of archaeological institutions, such as the Allard Pierson.... [-]


Master of Arts in Archaeology (Archaeology of Northwestern Europe)

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 12 months September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

In this Master’s in Archaeology, you will investigate over 2,000 years of European History and specialise in one of two key European eras: Late Prehistoric and Roman archaeology or the archaeology of the Medieval and Early Modern World. [+]

In this Master’s in Archaeology, you will investigate over 2,000 years of European History and specialise in one of two key European eras: Late Prehistoric and Roman archaeology or the archaeology of the Medieval and Early Modern World.

Archaeology of Northwestern Europe

The programme offers you the rare opportunity to investigate more than two millennia of European archaeology through the study of landscapes, material culture and documentary sources. Combining theoretical and thematic approaches, including opportunities practical fieldwork, the programme allows you to specialise in one of two regional archaeological eras.

The specialisation Globalisation and Interconnectivity in Late Prehistoric and Roman Europe explores the integration of Celtic/Germanic societies of the Iron Age into the Roman Empire, while The Medieval and Early Modern World focuses on the origins and developments of medieval trade and exchange, the growth of Amsterdam and the expansion of European capitalism with the colonisation of the New World.... [-]


Master of Arts in Archaeology (Mediterranean Archaeology)

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 12 months September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

In the one-year Master’s in Mediterranean Archaeology, you will explore the long history of interconnections and cultural exchanges in the Mediterranean region from approximately 2000 BC and on, all the while taking into account numerous aspects of material culture. [+]

In the one-year Master’s in Mediterranean Archaeology, you will explore the long history of interconnections and cultural exchanges in the Mediterranean region from approximately 2000 BC and on, all the while taking into account numerous aspects of material culture.

Mediterranean Archaeology

In the Master’s programme Mediterranean Archaeology, the long and rich traditions of both the University of Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam are combined with innovative approaches of 21st-century archaeology. You will explore Mediterranean connectivity, especially of Italy and Greece, the role of ceramics in archaeology, and cultural interpretations on the basis of archaeological materials.... [-]