The curriculum of the Master's Degree in Classical Archaeology is divided into three semesters that can be taken in a year and a half, at the end of which students must submit and present their master's degree thesis.
The course is divided into subjects with the following content:
- Introduction to methodology and content that is of general use for the discipline.
- Professional-track content. Focusing on specific research areas in the field of classical archeology.
- Chronological periods or concepts in classical history and archeology.
There are three priority areas of specialisation:
- Landscape archaeology
- Archeology of architecture
- Archaeology of cultural material
Students will be providedwith basic, methodological, technological and advanced training.
Students will also do work experience that familiarises them with fieldwork, archaeological management, research or museum management.
- Archaeological companies and cultural industries
- Public authorities (municipal, regional, provincial and state authorities)
- Secondary education
- Research in universities and research centres
|Inter-university Master's Degree in Classical Archaeology|
|Duration||90 ECTS credits - one and a half years|
|Specialisations||Archaeology of architecture; Landscape Archaeology;Economics, commerce and materials|
|Timetable||Classes are held in the morning and afternoon/evening, mainly at the Faculty of Arts of the Universitat Rovira i Virgili and at the Catalan Institute of Classical Archaeology. Some subjects are taught at the Faculty of Arts of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Blended learning subjects are also taught through on the URV's and UAB's virtual campuses.|
|Mobility||Limited to Barcelona and Tarragona. Possibility of Erasmus mobility.|
|Work placement||Compulsory between the three institutions involved|
|Language of instruction||Catalan/Spanish. Occasional seminars in English, French or Italian|
|Collaborating Institutions||Catalan Institute of Classical Archaeology (ICAC)|
|Participating universities||Universitat Rovira i Virgili (coordinating university)
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Faculty of Arts
|Associated doctoral programme||Classical Archaeology|
Classes are held from beginning October 2016 to end May 2017.
|Master's degree final project||Students must submit and present their theses at the end of June.|
|Academic coordinator||Dra. Eva Subías Pascual|
Coordinator's email address
Campus catalunya Secretariat of Academic Management
|Specific grants for this master's degree||Initial research grants from the Catalan Institute of Classical Archeology.|
This master's degree is designed for graduates in archaeology, history, art history or classical philology. Graduates in similar fields such as anthropology, architecture and geography may also apply for admission.
- Calendar extintion of pre-existing plan
- Table of adaptation
- Master's degree educational guide
|YEAR||COMPULSORY SUBJECTS||OPTIONAL SUBJECT||EXTERNAL PRACTICALS||FINAL PROJECT||TOTALS|
FIRST YEAR: Compulsory subjects
|12805101||Historical Evolution of the Landscape: Palaeoenvironment and GIS||6|
|12805102||Drawing and Restoration Techniques for Architecture||6|
|12805103||Iconography and Artistic Productions||3|
|12805104||Archaeometry Transformed / Non-Transformed Materials||3|
|12805105||Emergency Archeology and Letters of Risk||6|
|12805106||Textual Sources for Historical Research: Epigraphy and Papyrology||6|
|12805107||Legal Framework of the Archaeological Heritage *||3|
SECOND YEAR: Compulsory subjects
|12805108||Career Guidance in Archeology and Deontology *||3|
|12805109||Archaeology of the Landscape: Methods and Techniques||3|
|12805110||Technical Analysis of Architecture||3|
|12805111||Economy, Trade and Materials||3|
|12805301||Final Master's Project||12|
(*) This/these subject/s make up the competences required for the subject Career Counselling Citizenship.
In this section you will find the list of all the optional subjects on the curriculum. Before you select the subjects you wish to register for, please make sure that they have been activated
|12805201||Methods and Techniques in Archaological Excavation||6|
|12805202||Introduction to The Archaeology of the Territory||3|
|12805203||Archaeology of Architecture||3|
|12805204||Introduction to Ceramography||3|
|12805205||Archaeology of Roman Provinces||3|
|12805206||Archaeology of Dearth||3|
|12805207||Archaeology of War||3|
|12805208||Archaeology of Hydraulics||3|
|12805209||Religion and Mythology in the World Classical||3|
|12805210||Archaeology of Colonization||3|
|12805212||Archaeology of Territory in the Ancient Mediterranean||3|
|12805213||Archaeology of Late Antiquity||3|
|12805214||Archaeology of Production and Ancient Technology||3|
|12805215||Greek and Roman Architecture||3|
|12805216||Roman Legal Institutions||3|
|12805217||Archaeology of the Greco-Roman Orient||3|
|12805218||Dissemination and Transfer of Knowledge in Archaeology||3|
|12805219||Statiscal Methods Applied to Archaeology||3|
|12204221||The Archaeology of Greece (URV)||6|
|12204257||History and Archaeology of Greece (URV)||6|
|12204220||The Archaeology of Rome (URV)||6|
|12204256||History and Archaeology of Rome (URV)||6|
|12204224||Mediterranean Protohistory (URV)||6|
|12805220||Epigraphy and Numismatics (UAB)||6|
|12805221||Tools for Classical Studies (UAB)||6|
(**)After checking the candidate's transcript, the body responsible for admission can decide that the student must attend and satisfactorily complete some of the subjects that are programmed as bridging courses.
A degree in history, archaeology, art history or a related field.
A degree in humanities, philology, social and cultural anthropology, geography or a related field.
Students who are admitted to the course with degrees in humanities, classical philology, social and cultural anthropology, geography, architecture or engineering must take a bridging course of up to 18 credits, as decided by the Admissions Committee. For other situations not described above, the Admissions Committee will assess the need for a bridging course.
To obtain the 18 ECTS credits of the bridging course, students will be informed of the subjects they must study from the URV's Bachelor's Degree in History and the UAB's Bachelor's Degree in Archaeology:
- Archaeology of Greece or History and Archaeology of Greece: 6 ECTS credits
- Archaeology of Rome or History and Archaeology of Rome: 6 ECTS credits
- Protohistory of the Mediterranean: 6 ECTS credits
- Epigraphy and Numismatics: 6 ECTS credits
- Tools for Classical Studies: 6 ECTS credits
Pre-enrolled students will be selected according to the following criteria:
1. Suitability of the admission qualification, up to 35 points, according to the following scale:
a) Degrees in the humanities and social sciences: up to 35 points,
b) Degrees in the field of engineering: up to 20 points,
c) Other qualifications: 0 points.
2. Evaluation of the students' academic record in the university degree qualifying them for admission to the master's degree: up to 35 points.
3. Complementary training relevant to the content of the master's degree (courses, seminars or other training activities, for which proof must be provided, and attendance at archaeological excavations): up to 20 points.
4. Language competence (English, French or German): up to 10 points.