2nd Cycle Degree/2 year Master in Archaeology and Cultures of the Ancient World

Degree programme

Programme type 2nd Cycle Degree/2 year Master
Academic Year 2018/2019
Code 8855
Degree Programme Class LM-2 - Archaeology
Years in which the programme is being held I, II
Type of access Open access with assessment of personal competencies
Place of teaching Bologna
Degree Type Double/Multiple degree
Degree Programme Director Maurizio Cattani
Language Italian

Programme profile

Second cycle graduates are skilled in the new methodologies and techniques of archaeology and in traditional historical,philological and artistic disciplines. Students of the 2nd cycle degree programme must have at least basic knowledge of the languages, cultures and histories of the Greek and Roman worlds, the Near East and at least one modern European language.

At the end of the two-year programme,graduates will have learned:

- advanced scientific, theoretical,methodological and practical knowledge of humanistic fields (specifically the classical languages, history and history of art in prehistoric, protohistoric,classic and post-classic eras, in the Mediterranean and middle-eastern areas)and skills in the use of ancient written sources;

- competences applied to the management and conservation of the archaeological heritage (excavation methodologies andtechniques, archaeological investigation, drawing, materials classification,museum promotion)

- knowledge of computing applied to archaeological contexts and skills in the use of computer tools and remote communication in specific areas (manual and instrumental topographical and architectural measurements, geophysical analysis etc.).

The wide range of course units andworkshops offers vocational training that is hard to match in the national context. Workshops are currently run in Thematic Cartography and the study ofvarious specific fields of Archaeology: here students are offered the chance toselect workshops focusing on materials (from the Bronze Age to the Late MiddleAges), measurement (topography, GIS, geophysics, remote sensing, investigationof decorative systems, landscape archaeology) and bioarchaeology(archaeobotany, zooarchaeology, physical anthropology).

The skills acquired during the degree programme allow graduates to use archaeological data processing methodologies to perform historical and cultural interpretations, participate in archaeological missions and international projects, also collaborating with competent public and private bodies working in the research and study,protection and enhancement of archaeological heritage, publishing and cultural information and communication activities.

Access to further study

It gives access to third cycle studies (Dottorato di ricerca/Scuole di specializzazione) and master universitario di secondo livello.

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