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47 Masters Programs in Archaeology

A master's degree is an opportunity for college graduates to specialize in a field of study. Completing the degree often involves taking a number of required courses and undertaking an individual research project. What is a Master in Archaeology? Archaeology is the mapping of human history through the study of physical artifacts. Master's degree students in this field have quite a bit to learn, in… Read more

A master's degree is an opportunity for college graduates to specialize in a field of study. Completing the degree often involves taking a number of required courses and undertaking an individual research project.

What is a Master in Archaeology? Archaeology is the mapping of human history through the study of physical artifacts. Master's degree students in this field have quite a bit to learn, including excavation techniques. Before participating at an excavation worksite, students must hone the technical worksite skills that will allow them to carefully uncover and properly preserve artifacts. The program curriculum can also involve courses in human history, anthropology and art history. Those students who are looking to focus their careers on a given geographic area may also need to take regional studies classes.

The clearest benefit to this path of study is the opportunity it grants students to uncover history. Archaeology can be very rewarding work, particularly when it comes to excavating and interpreting ancient artifacts. The coursework of these programs often allows students a fair amount of field research time, which gives them a sense for this perk of the discipline.

In terms of the expense to obtain a master's degree in archaeology, schools generally vary in terms of cost. If you would like to inquire about a program's tuition and enrollment fees, contact the admissions office directly.

A Master in Archaeology prepares students for rewarding work in the joint fields of archaeology and history. Apart from working as archaeologists, graduates can go on to pursue careers as research historians, professors and museum managers. These are intellectually stimulating and engaging professions that require a high level of expertise, and a Master in Archaeology provides the ideal foundation for these careers.

Students who are interested in learning more about the many archaeology programs around the world can begin their research with our searchable database. 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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University of Haifa, International School
Haifa, Israel

The program focuses on the prehistory and paleoenvironment of the Mount Carmel region and each student can choose to specialize in one of many relevant topics, such as lithic, ... +

The program focuses on the prehistory and paleoenvironment of the Mount Carmel region and each student can choose to specialize in one of many relevant topics, such as lithic, faunal, geological and palynological studies. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Venice, Italy

This Master's Degree Program aims to produce experts in philology, ancient literature, ancient history, and archaeology. According to the curriculum chosen, students will acqu ... +

This Master's Degree Program aims to produce experts in philology, ancient literature, ancient history, and archaeology. According to the curriculum chosen, students will acquire specialist skills and methods in archaeology, ancient art and material culture history, languages, and literature of ancient Greek and Latin civilizations or ancient history (including Greek, Roman, and ancient East history). -
MA
Full-time
2 years
Italian
Sep 2023
05 May 2023
Campus
 
University of Malta
Msida, Malta

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 Archaeol ... +

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
Full-time
English
Campus
 

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University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

The MA Archaeology (Research) has been designated the best graduate program in Archaeology in the Netherlands, for two years in a row. The program offers a combination of taug ... +

The MA Archaeology (Research) has been designated the best graduate program in Archaeology in the Netherlands, for two years in a row. The program offers a combination of taught courses and (a broad range of) elective components, with a challenging multidisciplinary approach. There is close monitoring of progress and intensive supervision by high-quality researchers in small groups. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English (UK)
01 Sep 2023
01 May 2023
Campus
 
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Jerusalem, Israel

The Institute of Archaeology and the Rothberg School at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem invites students from all over the world to study the history and culture of the Lan ... +

The Institute of Archaeology and the Rothberg School at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem invites students from all over the world to study the history and culture of the Land of the Bible, in the Bronze and Iron Ages, through archaeology, text, and ancient languages. The rich program incorporates both studies in the classroom and in the field, as the students are required to participate in major excavations and surveys conducted by top researchers of the Institute. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Are you looking for a world-class education in the archaeology of Europe and the adjacent Mediterranean area? Want to get hands-on experience doing fieldwork at archaeological ... +

Are you looking for a world-class education in the archaeology of Europe and the adjacent Mediterranean area? Want to get hands-on experience doing fieldwork at archaeological sites? Then the Master’s in Archaeology – with its two distinct specializations – may be the program for you. -
MA
Full-time
English
Sep 2023
01 Apr 2023
Campus
 
University of Padova
Padua, Italy

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 diag ... +

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. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
10 Oct 2023
02 Feb 2023
Campus
 
Leiden University
Leiden, Netherlands +9 More

In this programme a strong emphasis is placed on field archaeology, with an additional focus on ecology and geology.

In this programme a strong emphasis is placed on field archaeology, with an additional focus on ecology and geology. -
Master
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Universidade Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

The Master in Archeology and Ancient Sciences is a degree that, without being linked to a regulated profession, is directly related to the professional activity for which spec ... +

The Master in Archeology and Ancient Sciences is a degree that, without being linked to a regulated profession, is directly related to the professional activity for which specific training is required that is imparted in this degree. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Spanish, Gallegan
Campus
 
Eötvös Loránd University
Budapest, Hungary

The goal of the program is to train professionals who are capable of practicing archaeology with their acquired general knowledge in archaeology and in selected specialization ... +

The goal of the program is to train professionals who are capable of practicing archaeology with their acquired general knowledge in archaeology and in selected specializations. The program provides comprehensive knowledge of a number of fields in the archaeology of Central Europe and Eurasia. It focuses on topics such as the archaeology of rituals, the archaeology of art, styles, and identities, the archaeology of war, the archaeology of feasts and food, social archaeology, the archaeology of death, trade, transport, and mobility. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2023
30 Jun 2023
Campus
 
University of Cyprus
Nicosia, Cyprus

The University of Cyprus has launched a new Master's degree program in Field Archaeology on Land and Under the Sea. Its aim is to provide advanced knowledge and research train ... +

The University of Cyprus has launched a new Master's degree program in Field Archaeology on Land and Under the Sea. Its aim is to provide advanced knowledge and research training opportunities in a dynamic learning environment, combining theory with hands-on experience in the field and in the laboratory. -
MA
Full-time
3 semesters
English
Sep 2023
Campus