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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MA in Global Maritime Archaeology

University of Malta
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2019 Malta Valletta

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 Archaeology students will garner knowledge of a broad range of facets that fall within this discipline. [+]

MA in Global Maritime Archaeology COURSE TITLE: Master of Arts in Global Maritime Archaeology COURSE CODE: PMAGMAFTT6 POSTNOMINAL: Second Cycle LEVEL OF QUALIFICATION: Level 7 DURATION: 3 Semesters MODE OF ATTENDANCE: Full-time TOTAL ECTS CREDITS: 90 MA IN GLOBAL MARITIME ARCHAEOLOGY

The MA in Maritime Archaeology is intended to expose students to a broad range of facets that fall within this discipline. Students will be able to start and develop their careers in the field of archaeology with a special emphasis on the maritime and underwater sub-disciplines of the subject. Furthermore, students may use the skill garnered from this robust course to pursue careers that are not related to archaeology. Skills-sets acquired throughout the one-year duration of this program are multi-dimensional, flexible and most importantly, desirable to stakeholders and employers. The Master's program in Global Marine Archaeology is an accelerated, 12-month program commencing in October 2017. It’s being offered by the University of Malta in collaboration with the Western Australian Museum.... [-]


MA in Archaeology (research)

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 24 months February 2019 Netherlands 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 gives you the tools to deal with these responsibilities in a proper way and translate them into research and exhibitions. [+]

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:... [-]


MA in Archaeology: Prehistory and Proto-history of Northwest Europe

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 12 months February 2019 Netherlands 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, you are trained to research and answer these type of questions. [+]

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. ... [-]

MA in Archaeology

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 12 months February 2019 Netherlands 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 Archaeology and the Master's track in Prehistory and Protohistory of Northwest Europe. [+]

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.... [-]


MA in Archaeology: Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 12 months February 2019 Netherlands Groningen

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 this track, you will learn to find the answer to these and other puzzles of Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology. [+]

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 this track, you will learn to find the answer to these and other puzzles of Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology. The programme is part of the Archaeology Master programme and builds on the knowledge and skills obtained in a BA programme of Archaeology.

Within the track three different specializations are available. These specializations have their specific core modules, but also share courses with the other specializations within our Master's track.

The specializations are:

Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology, with core modules The Rise of Cities and States, Mediterranean Landscape Archaeology and the Archaeology of Death. Bioarchaeology, with a core module of the same name. Maritime Archaeology with a core module of the same name. ... [-]

MA Archaeology (Research)

Leiden University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Leiden The Hague + 1 more

The Research Master’s Programme in Archaeology focuses on the research areas that are strongly represented in Leiden. The heart of the programme is organised around the excellent research with which Leiden has made a name for itself internationally. [+]

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:

Our research master's programme offers interesting regional and thematic specialisation possibilities. It stimulates extra-talented and motivated students by exposing them to cutting-edge research and making them part of it.The programme helps you to find your own place in the wide world of archaeological careers and equips you with all the 21st century professional and transferable skills you need.Our research facilities and labs, field schools and excavation projects, experimental archaeology projects and the national research schools (ARCHON, OIKOS) offer excellent opportunities for every prospective researcher.... [-]


MA in the Classical Archaeology and the Ancient History of Macedonia

International Hellenic University (IHU)
Campus Full time Part time 14 months October 2018 Greece Thessaloniki + 1 more

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. [+]

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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MA in Archaeology – Theory and Practice

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Lund

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 communicate your findings and research results to a wider audience. [+]

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, 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 Agesite of Uppåkra• A wide range of courses with direct link to our professors’ current research projects: Buildings asArchaeology, Digital Archaeology with Focus on GIS and Virtual Reality, and Archaeological Studies Human Landscapes... [-]


MA History of Art and/or Archaeology

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

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, painting and the decorative arts and have the option of pursuing topics and approaches more archaeological in focus. They consider theoretical and methodological questions and are invited to question the relevance of the disciplinary distinction between History of Art and Archaeology to the study of the non-Western world. Courses cover a time period spanning from antiquity to present-day, contemporary art. [+]

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.... [-]


MA History of Art and Archaeology of East Asia

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

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 Japanese prints, Korean installation works to Buddhist monuments, exploring their specificity and the links between them, in historical and contemporary periods. In many parts of East Asia, archaeological evidence is key to understanding early societies. The programme, therefore, relates excavated materials to the history of art. [+]

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.... [-]


MA Religious Arts of Asia

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 weeks September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

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, regions and time periods from antiquity to the present, with a particular emphasis on Buddhism in South, Central and Southeast Asia, the Himalayas, China, Korea and Japan. Hinduism, Shinto and animistic and syncretic practices are also studied. Students consider iconography, ritual, faith and pilgrimage in their multiple regional and historical guises. They study temple buildings, statues and paintings, formal, informal and popular. [+]

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.... [-]


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

Goethe University Frankfurt
Campus Full time 2 semesters October 2018 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.... [-]


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 ... [-]

Master of Arts in Pre- and Protohistoric Archaeology

Goethe University Frankfurt
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 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 archeology and cultural history of the near east

Goethe University Frankfurt
Campus Full time 2 semesters October 2018 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.... [-]