Master's Degree in Archeology and Antiquity Sciences
Universidade Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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This Master is a unique offer in the Galician university system and unique in Spain. This inter-university master's degree is taught together with the University of Vigo and the University of A Coruña, in collaboration with Incipit-CSIC, and has a double profile, professional and researcher. In its conception, its objective is to train students to face archaeological activities regulated by current regulations in the Autonomous Community of Galicia. Thus among others: surveys, surveys, archaeological excavations, management and identification of materials, as well as the application of different archaeometric techniques and new technologies in this field of knowledge.
The study plan of this master's degree is structured around three modules within which the different subjects that comprise it are grouped. 7 compulsory subjects (21 ECTS credits) of basic training in archeology are offered, and 20 optional subjects (60 ECTS credits). The selection of electives is free, and the student must enroll in 8 subjects to reach the necessary 60 ECTS credits.
This master's degree includes two specialties:
- Specialty in Archeology
- Specialty in Classical World History
To obtain the degree with a specialty, the student must take a minimum of 18 elective credits of the corresponding module of the chosen specialty. If you do not meet this requirement, you may obtain a Master's Degree in Archeology and Antiquity Sciences without a specialty.
The student must take the 36 mandatory credits corresponding to the general module and choose 24 ECTS credits between modules 2 and 3 or take all the subjects of one of the modules. Starting in 2020, the PAE or External Academic Practices #ser and correspond to 6 ECTS credits.
The teaching regime is face-to-face, and 7 places are reserved for the part-time modality. The hours are mainly from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., from Monday to Thursday in the first semester and from Monday to Wednesday in the second semester.
There is no class on Fridays of the first semester and Thursdays of the second, although they can be reserved for activities in the master's degree of a more practical nature, such as field trips.
At the same time, the master's objective is to bring students closer to research in the field of prehistory, the ancient world, medieval, modern and contemporary times through archaeological and literary sources.
It covers the fundamental areas of research in Prehistory and Archeology of Galicia and also classical antiquity. You must acquire the necessary training in the various disciplines to be able to successfully undertake a doctoral thesis in the area of archaeology, prehistory, ancient history or epigraphy.
In general terms, the interest groups to which the title is intended are people with the intention of developing studies on archaeology, the classical world or prehistory (in general, or specifically of Gallaecia), with certain linguistic skills both to read texts in other languages to express themselves in their own and a certain general knowledge of the historical process.
Specifically, the access profile will be open to graduates from all branches of knowledge because experience tells us that there may also be interest in archeology/history from scientific fields (chemists, soil scientists, etc.), whose prior training is very useful for master's studies.
Even students from the History degree have little training in archaeology/prehistory/ancient history, so we consider that we should maintain the general profile.
The professional profile of the master is given by the growing complexity of professional activity in archaeology, being one of the few professional practices in the area of Humanities whose exercise is regulated by a decree, although its review is pertinent given that this legal framework has more than twenty years
We trust that the Master in Archeology and Antiquity Sciences will become a recommended degree to be able to practice as a professional archaeologist, both in management tasks and responsibility in archaeological interventions, in archaeological activity in general, as well as in other complex activities. that require a specialized profile.