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 Isabella Baldini
Language Italian

Admission requirements and assessment of previously acquired knowledge/competences

Curricular requirements:

Admission requirements and assessment ofknowledge

To be admitted to the M.A. in Archaeology and culture of the ancient world students must hold a BA or equivalent degree (1st cycle degree) preferably from a programme in archaeology or one related toarchaeology (such as anthropology or classical studies, with a concentration inarchaeology and ancient history). Students lacking sufficient preparation inarchaeology will be required to take courses to make up the deficiency. The courses are generally taught and examined in Italian.

To be able to profitably follow the 2ndcycle degree programme in Archaeology and Cultures of the Ancient World,students must possess the following knowledge:

- Strong humanistic knowledge, in order to place ideas and data resulting from studies and research in specifically archaeological fields in a historical context.

In particular they must have a strong command of the languages, cultures and histories of the ancient world.

- Basic knowledge of archaeological methodand its application to any specific territorial or chronological field.

Admission to the 2nd cycle degree programme is subject to the possession of the following requirements (1) and the assessment of personal competencies and skills (2).

(1) The admission requirements are the following:

A) A 1st cycle degree in one of thefollowing classes, or other suitable qualification obtained abroad:

- Pursuant to D.M. 270/04: L-1 Cultural Heritage

L-10 Arts L-42 History

L-43 Technologies for the Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage

- Pursuant to D.M. 509/99

Class 13 - Cultural Heritage Sciences Class5- Arts

Class 38 History

Class - 41 Technologies for the Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage

B) at least 20 CFU credits in one or more of the following three subject areas, directly connected to the

Second Cycle degree programme:

Archaeology and Classic and MedievalAntiquity

L-ANT/01 - Prehistory and Protohistory

L-ANT/04 - Numismatics

L-ANT/05 - Papyrology

L-ANT/06 - Etruscology and Italian Antiquities

L-ANT/07 - Classical Archaeology

L-ANT/08 - Christian and Medieval Archaeology

L-ANT/09 - Ancient Topography

L-ANT/10 - Methodologies of Archaeological Research

L-ART/01 History of Medieval Art

L-ART/04 - Museology, Art and Restoration Criticism

Technical, Scientific and Legal studies

BIO/08 - Anthropology

ICAR/06 -Topography and Cartography

ICAR/18 - History of Architecture ICAR/19 -Restoration

FIS/07 - Physics Applied to CulturalHeritage, the Environment, Biology and Medicine

GEO/01 - Palaeontology and Paleoecology

GEO/11 - Applied Geophysics

CHIM/12 - Environmental and CulturalHeritage Chemistry

IUS/10 - Administrative Law

M-DEA/01 Demographic, Ethnological andAnthropological disciplines

Archaeology and Oriental Antiquities

L-OR/02 - Egyptology and CopticCivilisations

L-OR/03 - Assyriology

L-OR/05 - Archaeology and History of NearEastern Art

L-OR/06 - Phoenician and Punic Archaeology

L-OR/16 - Archaeology and History of Indianand Central Asian Art

L-OR/20 - Archaeology, Philosophy andHistory of East Asian Art

C) at least 5 CFU credits in one or more ofthe following subject areas: Ancient and Medieval History

L-ANT/02 - Greek History

L-ANT/03 - Roman History

L-OR/01 - History of the Ancient Near East

M-STO/01 Medieval History

M-STO/09 Palaeography

D) at least 5 CFU credits in one or more ofthe following subject areas: Ancient and Medieval Languages and Literature

L-FIL-LET/01 - Aegean Civilisations

L-FIL-LET/02 - Greek Language and Literature L-FIL/LET/04 - Latin Language and Literature L-FIL-LET/05 - Classic Philology

L-FIL-LET/06 - Ancient Christian Literature

L-FIL-LET/07 - Byzantine Civilisations

L-FIL-LET/08 - Medieval and Humanistic Latin Literature

Admission to the 2nd cycle degree programmefor graduates not meeting the aforementioned requirements is subordinate to thedecision of a Board, following its assessment of the candidate by interview to ascertain the possession of the required knowledge, personal competencies andskills.

The Board, appointed by the DegreeProgramme Board, will establish a calendar for the interviews, which will bepublished on the School website. Interviews will be held between September andDecember.

Assessment of personal competencies and skills

(2) Graduates with a final degree score ofat least 80/110 will automatically be deemed to have passed the assessment of personal competencies and skills.

Admission to the 2nd cycle degree programme for graduates with a degree score of less than 80/110 is subordinate to assessment by the Board, which ascertains the possession of the curricular requirements through an interview.

Second Cycle Degree Programmes may include a specific session for international students, appointing a Board to assesspersonal competences and skills, compatibly with the schedule laid down in the call for applications for study grants (the deadline of which is indicatively in May).

International students who pass the above-mentioned assessment are exempted from the following assessment of their personal competencies and skills required for other students.

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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