The Master’s degree acknowledges the recent scientific advances in the investigation of cultural heritage materials at different scales, from the site/landscape survey to diagnostics at the molecular and atomic levels, and the interpretation of derived information. Based on truly interdisciplinary collaborations, the program offers the theoretical background and the necessary practical knowledge towards the application of scientific methods to archaeological and cultural heritage materials.
1st Year: Integrated analysis of cultural heritage materials, Geomorphology of archaeological landscapes and sites, Suite of courses on Materials properties and conservation (stone materials, binders, biomaterials), Geoarchaeology and micromorphology, Dating techniques, Geophysics for cultural heritage, Macromolecules and genetics, Communication and digital experience in CH
2nd Year: Historical buildings and sites, Suite of courses on Materials properties and conservation (ceramics, pigments, metals, glass), Remote sensing for archaeology, Databases and data processing, Authentication, History, and theory of restoration, Urban history, Management and valorization of cultural heritage
The program structure and the focus on materials are very different from existing programs in Italy and in most EU countries. Selected students may also have the possibility to achieve a double degree with the University of Haifa (Maritime archaeological heritage) and with the University of Bordeaux Montaigne (Archaeological Sciences).
The program is a study track – held completely in English – of the Master’s degree program in Scienze archeologiche
Graduates work as archaeologists, archaeological scientists, consultants, and planners for diagnostic programs of sites and CH objects, managers of archaeological sites, consultants and planners for Museums, consultants and planners for conservation programs. In Italy, they can specialize further and enroll in the list of professional archaeologists. Their competences and knowledge will be unique for the interpretation and valorization of archaeological and CH materials.
Bachelor diploma (or equivalent)
A minimum three-year undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Science, Engineering, Cultural Heritage, Archaeology, or Human Sciences, with proven skills and/or motivation in Archaeological Sciences and Conservation of Cultural Heritage
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Italian.
You can often get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
You must take the original entry qualification documents with you when you finally go to university.
If you are admitted to the degree program, you will have to submit other documents including original and translated/legalized copies of your previous qualifications, etc. No legalized documents are required at the application stage.
English language at B1 level as per the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) or equivalent.