Inter-university Master of Classical Archaeology
The curriculum of the Master's Degree in Classical Archaeology is divided into three semesters that can be taken in a year and a half, at the end of which students must submit and present their master's degree thesis.
The course is divided into subjects with the following content:
- Introduction to methodology and content that is of general use for the discipline.
- Professional-track content. Focusing on specific research areas in the field of classical archaeology.
- Chronological periods or concepts in classical history and archaeology.
There are three priority areas of specialisation:
- Landscape archaeology
- Archeology of architecture
- Archaeology of cultural material
Students will be provided with basic, methodological, technological and advanced training. Students will also do work experience that familiarises them with fieldwork, archaeological management, research or museum management.
Graduates are capable of working in the fields below:
- Archaeological companies and cultural industries
- Public authorities (municipal, regional, provincial and state authorities)
- Research in universities and research centres
Classes are held in the morning and afternoon/evening, mainly at the Faculty of Arts of the Universitat Rovira i Virgili and at the Catalan Institute of Classical Archaeology. Some subjects are taught at the Faculty of Arts of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Blended learning subjects are also taught through on the URV's and UAB's virtual campuses.
Language of instruction
Catalan/Spanish. Occasional seminars in English, French or Italian
FIRST YEAR: Compulsory subjects
- Historical Evolution of the Landscape: Palaeoenvironment and GIS
- Drawing and Restoration Techniques for Architecture
- Iconography and Artistic Productions
- Archaeometry Transformed / Non-Transformed Materials
- Emergency Archeology and Letters of Risk
- Textual Sources for Historical Research: Epigraphy and Papyrology
- Legal Framework of the Archaeological Heritage
SECOND YEAR: Compulsory subjects
- Career Guidance in Archeology and Deontology
- Archaeology of the Landscape: Methods and Techniques
- Technical Analysis of Architecture
- Economy, Trade and Materials
- Work Placement
- Final Master's Project
A degree in history, archaeology, art history or a related field. A degree in humanities, philology, social and cultural anthropology, geography or a related field.
Students who are admitted to the course with degrees in humanities, classical philology, social and cultural anthropology, geography, architecture or engineering must take a bridging course of up to 18 credits, as decided by the Admissions Committee. For other situations not described above, the Admissions Committee will assess the need for a bridging course.
To obtain the 18 ECTS credits of the bridging course, students will be informed of the subjects they must study from the URV's Bachelor's Degree in History and the UAB's Bachelor's Degree in Archaeology:
- Archaeology of Greece or History and Archaeology of Greece: 6 ECTS credits
- Archaeology of Rome or History and Archaeology of Rome: 6 ECTS credits
- Protohistory of the Mediterranean: 6 ECTS credits
- Epigraphy and Numismatics: 6 ECTS credits
- Tools for Classical Studies: 6 ECTS credits
Pre-enrolled students will be selected according to the following criteria:
- Suitability of the admission qualification, up to 35 points, according to the following scale:
- Degrees in the humanities and social sciences: up to 35 points,
- Degrees in the field of engineering: up to 20 points,
- Other qualifications: 0 points.
- Evaluation of the students' academic record in the university degree qualifying them for admission to the master's degree: up to 35 points.
<li>Complementary training relevant to the content of the master's degree (courses, seminars or other training activities, for which proof must be provided, and attendance at archaeological excavations): up to 20 points.</li> <li>Language competence (English, French or German): up to 10 points.</li>
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Last updated January 25, 2018