Master of Art Programs in Archaeology

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Archaeology

A master's degree is a postgraduate academic degree. A master's degree prepares students to lead or manage. A master's degree also prepares a person for a range of pursuits through specialized study of a field.

Archaeology is the study of the culture and history of past civilizations through the structures and artifacts left behind, such as physical remains, artwork, tools and religious items. A particular period of time, a region of the world or a specific type of society will often be the student's focus.

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Egyptology/Coptology Graduate Program

AUC The American University in Cairo
Campus Full time September 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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.... [-]


MA Archaeology

University of Bradford, Faculty of Life Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years September 2018 United Kingdom Bradford + 1 more

The MA in Archaeology enables students to study a variety of archaeological periods and cultures, whilst ensuring that the research skills and theoretical awareness... [+]

MA / PG Diploma in ArchaeologyThe MA in Archaeology enables students to study a variety of archaeological periods and cultures, whilst ensuring that the research skills and theoretical awareness necessary for the completion of a substantial piece of research work are developed.The course can be used either as vocational training or as a foundation from which to commence further research.

The course will:

Enable graduates in archaeology and related subjects to studying depth periods, themes and methods in the archaeology of the United Kingdom, Europe and Asia within a framework of advanced archaeological theory Provide a flexible programme of study that reflects areas of staff expertise, building on their extensive research programmes. Encourage development of independent learning skills, by providing a supportive, structured environment Develop high-level subject knowledge and understanding and provide training in discipline skills to enable graduates to pursue further research or careers in archaeology Develop critical and analytical problem-solving skills and personal transferable skills to prepare students for careers in non-cognate fields ... [-]

MA in Archaeology and History of the Land of the Bible

Tel Aviv University - International Office
Campus Full time 2 - 4 semesters October 2018 Israel Tel Aviv-Yafo

The International M.A. Program in Ancient Israel Studies: Archaeology and History of the Land of the Bible is a unique program, offering students from across the globe a unique window into the country’s perplexing and complex past via theoretical classes, fieldwork experience, and guided tours to some of the most exciting excavation sites in Israel (such as Jerusalem, Ramat Rachael, Megiddo, Hazor, Dan, Beit Shemesh, Azekah, Beer-Sheba, Qumran, Masada, and Caesarea). [+]

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Study the Archaeology and History of the Land of the Bible - IN the Land of the Bible.

The International M.A. Program in Ancient Israel Studies: Archaeology and History of the Land of the Bible is a unique program, offering students from across the globe a unique window into the country’s perplexing and complex past via theoretical classes, fieldwork experience, and guided tours to some of the most exciting excavation sites in Israel (such as Jerusalem, Ramat Rachael, Megiddo, Hazor, Dan, Beit Shemesh, Azekah, Beer-Sheba, Qumran, Masada, and Caesarea).

Join other international students and enjoy being taught by world-renowned scholars with expertise in archaeological fieldwork and research, in one of the following tracks:... [-]


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. [+]

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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.... [-]


MA Religious Arts of Asia

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 weeks September 2018 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.... [-]


MA History of Art and Archaeology of East Asia

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2018 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 History of Art and/or Archaeology

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2018 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.... [-]


Master Of Arts In Classical Archeology

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


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 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.... [-]


Master of Arts in Archaeology and History of the Roman Provinces

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