Master of Arts in Mediterranean Archeology
Sapienza University of Rome
EUR 1,500 / per year
29 Jul 2024
Earliest start date
The Master’s program in Mediterranean Archaeology offers a diachronic, comprehensive overview of the deep history of the Mediterranean through a thematic approach. Historic trajectories from Prehistory and Protohistory to Classical and Medieval worlds will be analyzed embracing a perspective that opens up towards Contemporaneity. The course highly benefits from the location in the city of Rome, at the core of the Mediterranean area.
The wide range of archaeological research in Italy and abroad led by Sapienza provides students with unique opportunities for fieldwork, lab activities, and stages on a Mediterranean scale. Agreements with the main national and international bodies of research, valorization, and cultural heritage protection expand the spectrum of training.
The Master’s course in Mediterranean Archaeology offers an innovative approach to archaeological studies that goes beyond the traditional separation of courses and curricula by period. The focus will be the processes, and cross-disciplinary themes, such as social and economic developments, cultural transformations, mobility and migrations, trade exchanges, and networks, on a diachronic perspective.
The Master provides students with advanced knowledge of state-of-the-art, theoretical backgrounds, methodologies, and techniques of archaeological studies and archaeological sciences. Students will also develop skills in the protection and communication of cultural heritage on a cross-Mediterranean dimension.
Scholarships and Funding
We can offer such convenient rates thanks to public funding from the Italian Ministry of Higher Education. Additionally, students can apply for various scholarships available at different levels, awarded based on academic merit and/or family income.
The course in Mediterranean Archaeology aims to extend the learning program in Archeology of the Department of Classics to an international audience.
Our teaching project is founded on a long experience of international master programs solicited and supported by the Sapienza Governance from 2010 through the agreement with other Institutions, various Summer Schools, and the participation of a CIVIS program including seven top European universities.
The top international ranking of the Archaeological studies in Sapienza enhanced the appeal of the teaching programs proposed by Sapienza for students all over the world.
The Mediterranean Archaeology master program proposes two curricula. The Curriculum in Mediterranean Archaeology offers a wide perspective on Archaeology from the Prehistory to the Middle Ages. The Curriculum in Paleolithic Archaeology offers to students interested in this ancient and fascinating period of Prehistory a dedicated program combining archaeology, archaeometry, and paleoanthropology. Moreover, the curriculum in Paleolithic Archaeology is articulated in a program entirely organized in Sapienza or organized as a CIVIS program joint title in the three universities of Tubingen, Sapienza, and Aix en Provence.
The curricula proposed by the Mediterranean Archaeology Master have a duration of two years. They are not conceived as just a copy of the master's in Archaeology offered in the Italian language. The curricula have a diachronic perspective, in the case of the Paleolithic curriculum, the students will survey a range of time of million years from the Lower Paleolithic to the Upper Paleolithic. The complex processes of evolution and change in the material culture and the landscape will be discussed in light of the most innovative methodology applied in archaeology.
- Paleobotany and palaeoenvironment
- Artifacts changing landscapes and agency
- Field activities laboratories stages seminars I A
- Field activities laboratories stage seminars I B
- Field activities laboratories stages seminars I C
- Production and consumption in pre-monetary and monetary ancient Mediterranean economies
- Human Migration Mobility and identities in life and Death
- Archaeology of living space
- Field activities laboratories stages seminars II A
- Field activities laboratories stages seminars II B
- Heritage and narrative
- Elective course
- Final dissertation
The primary objective of the Master's Degree Course in Mediterranean Archeology consists of an in-depth study of the preparation achieved with the first-level study curriculum, with particular reference to the acquisition of methodologies and skills that allow a critical approach to individual archaeological data, correctly classified.
The course also aims to develop individual research skills about the scientific debate at an international level.
Specific objectives are the acquisition, in addition to individual technical-scientific knowledge, also of adequate professional skills in the cultures of the Mediterranean world, from prehistory to the Middle Ages.
The training objectives of the Course also include the enrichment of the skills achieved by the student in a strictly archaeological field with historical-artistic, museological, linguistic-literary, historical, paleoanthropological, bioarchaeological, and information technology knowledge applied to archaeology.
The training course was organized in such a way as to allow the student a complete education in the field of archaeology, histories, methodologies, and field activities.
Program Tuition Fee
The skills acquired allow the graduate to fully operate in the field of archaeological heritage management, both in terms of collaboration with research and protection bodies and in the management of archaeological excavations, documentation projects, museums, and archaeological parks. The composite training also from a historical-literary profile allows full operation in research projects on a national and international scale.
In the field of heritage enhancement and communication, it will be possible to access collaboration functions in communication activities, also in the field of specialized publishing in the sector.