Course organization

The programme comprises four semesters of teaching (120 ECTS total), followed by a dissertation (36 ECTS) based on your chosen research area.

The degree programme encompasses theory, methodology and practice. You will undertake a varied schedule of learning, from lectures and seminars to fieldwork and museum activities and individual supervisions. Assessment includes essays, research projects, concluding with original research for a dissertation on a subject of your choosing.

The following is a sample of a typical study plan (120 ECTS):

First Year:

  • Ancient Western Asia: History and Civilizations;
  • Greek History and Civilization;
  • Roman History and Civilization;
  • Egypt after the Pharaohs;
  • Archaeology of Ancient Near East;
  • Etruscans and Others;
  • Greek and Roman Archaeology;
  • Reconstructing the Past: Methods and Tools;
  • Field Archaeology Training / Material Culture Laboratory.

Second Year:

  • Archaeological and Museological Aspects of Ancient Egypt;
  • Post-classical Archaeology;
  • Prehistory and Proto-history of the Mediterranean;
  • Greek Religion and Mythology;
  • Filming the Past;
  • Thesis.

Click here to download the study plan for the academic year 2019-2020

Click here to download the regulation of the Master Programme