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APPLIED CRITICAL ARCHAEOLOGY AND HERITAGE – ACRA
Second cycle degree

Master in Archaeology and Cultures of the Ancient World

Class of second cycle degree LM-2

 

Information regarding the processing of personal data is available at: https://www.unibo.it/en/university/privacy-policy-and-legal-notes/privacy-policy/personal-data-processing. The university has been working to raise awareness of and to address gender stereotypes. In this context, it has been decided to give greater linguistic visibility to gender differences. Where, solely for the sake of simplicity, the masculine form is used in this document, it is understood as referring to all persons who work within the community.

The second cycle degree/Master program in Archaeology and Cultures of the Ancient World is a 2-year (120 ECTS credits) free access degree program with assessment of personal competencies and skills. It offers two curricula: Archaeology and Cultures of the Ancient World (in Italian) and Applied Critical Archaeology and Heritage (in English). 

The International Curriculum in Applied Critical Archaeology and Heritage - ACRA is entirely taught in English and offers specific courses and services of welcoming and support to students enrolled. Non-EU applicants shall also comply with terms and procedures to enroll in Italian universities by contacting Italian embassies/consulates in the country of origin. More information: https://www.unibo.it/en/teaching/enrolment-transfer-and-final-examination/non-eu-students-with-residency-abroad-reserved-quotas-pre-enrolment-visas-and-italian-language-tests.

To be eligible for admission, applicants must have: 1) a good humanistic culture, which allows to historically contextualize the notions and data that will be obtained from the study and research in the specifically archaeological field. 2) A basic knowledge of the archaeological method and its application in some specific territorial and chronological context.

RELEVANT DEADLINES
Applications will be assessed by the Admission Board in accordance with the procedure outlined below.

Candidates that are not admitted may not apply for other intakes.

INTAKE 1 (reserved to EU/non-EU graduated candidates + EU/non – EU not graduated yet candidates)

STEPS

DATES

1.                  Applications open

30 November 2022

2.                  Applications close

9 January 2023

3.                  Invitation to the interview

16 January 2023

4.                  Interview

From 23 January to 3 February 2023

 

INTAKE 2 (reserved to EU/non-EU graduated candidates + EU/non – EU not graduated yet candidates)

STEPS

DATES

1.                  Applications open

1 February 2023

2.                  Applications close

13 March 2023

3.                  Invitation to the interview

20 March 2023

4.                  Interview

From 27 March to 7 April 2023

INTAKE 3 (reserved to EU/non-EU graduated candidates + EU/non – EU not graduated yet candidates)

STEPS

DATES

1.      Applications open

24 April 2023

2.      Applications close

5 June 2023

3.      Invitation to the interview

12 June 2023

4.      Interview

From 19 June to 30 June 2023

INTAKE 4 (reserved to EU graduated candidates ONLY)

STEPS

DATES

1.      Applications open

5 July 2023

2.      Applications close

28 August 2023

3.      Invitation to the interview

4 September 2023

4.      Interview

From 11 September to 22 September 2023

SECTION 1 – ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible for admission, candidates must:

a) hold a first-cycle/bachelor's degree with at least a score of 80/110 (or equivalent) according to the Italian National Qualification Framework (for applicants with an Italian degree - https://www.cimea.it/EN/pagina-quadro-dei-titoli) or a degree achieved in another educational sysstem.  Applicants not yet graduated may also apply. The application procedures are outlined in Section 1.2;

b) meet the CURRICULAR REQUIREMENTS outlined in section 1.1.

c) meet the LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS and, specifically, proficiency in English equivalent to at least B2 level, to be demonstrated according to the procedures set out in section 1.1

d) have their PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS positevely assessed in accordance with the procedures set out in section 1.2.

1.1- Curricular and language requirements

CURRICULAR REQUIREMENTS

Prospective students are expected to be familiar with tools, languages and research methodologies in the humanities. They must also possess a critical view and insight into the past, and to be aware of the dynamic nature of historiography and academic discourse under the larger frameworks of time and culture. Students familiar with comparative methods, spatial, chronological and thematic approaches toward historiographical research are encouraged to apply. Students must also have the ability to interact both in oral and written English.


The following curricular requirements must be met:

1) hold a first cycle/bachelor’s degree with at least a score of 80/110 (or equivalent) according to the Italian National Qualification Framework in:

a. L-1 BENI CULTURALI

b. L-10 LETTERE

c. L-42 STORIA

d. L- 43 TECNOLOGIE PER LA CONSERVAZIONE E IL RESTAURO DEI BENI CULTURALI

or

a. CLASSE 13- SCIENZE DEI BENI CULTURALI

b. CLASSE 5- LETTERE

c. CLASSE 38 STORIA

d. CLASSE - 41 TECNOLOGIE PER LA CONSERVAZIONE E IL RESTAURO DEI BENI CULTURALI;

or any equivalent degree achieved in another educational system;

2) have achieved at least 20 ECTS in one or more of the following subject areas (only for applicants with an Italian degree):

a. Archeologia e antichità classiche e medievali L-ANT/01 - Preistoria e protostoria L-ANT/04 - Numismatica L-ANT/05 - Papirologia L-ANT/06 - Etruscologia e antichità italiche LANT/07 - Archeologia classica L-ANT/08 - Archeologia cristiana e medievale L-ANT/09 -Topografia antica L-ANT/10 - Metodologie della ricerca archeologica L-ART/01 - Storia dell'arte medievale L-ART/04 - Museologia e critica artistica e del restauro

b. Formazione tecnica, scientifica giuridica BIO/08 - Antropologia ICAR/06 -Topografia e cartografia ICAR/18 -Storia dell'architettura ICAR/19 - Restauro FIS/07 - Fisica applicata (a beni culturali, ambientali, biologia e medicina) GEO/01 - Paleontologia e paleoecologia GEO/11 - Geofisica applicata CHIM/12 - Chimica dell'ambiente e dei beni culturali IUS/10 - Diritto amministrativo M-DEA/01 Discipline demoetnoantropologiche

c. Archeologia e antichità orientali L-OR/02 - Egittologia e civiltà copta L-OR/03 - Assiriologia LOR/05 - Archeologia e storia dell'arte del Vicino Oriente antico L-OR/06 - Archeologia fenicio-punica L-OR/16 - Archeologia e storia dell'arte dell'India e dell'Asia centrale LOR/20 - Archeologia, storia dell'arte e filosofie dell'Asia orientale

3) have achieved at least 5 ECTS in one or more of the following subject areas (only for applicants with an Italian degree):

Storia antica e medievale L-ANT/02 - Storia greca L-ANT/03 - Storia romana L-OR/01 - Storia del Vicino Oriente antico M-STO/01- Storia medievale M-STO/09 - Paleografia

4) have achieved at least 5 ECTS in one or more of the following subject areas (only for applicants with an Italian degree) :

Lingue e letterature antiche e medievali L-FIL-LET/01 - Civiltà egee L-FIL-LET/02 - Lingua e letteratura greca L-FIL/LET/04 - Lingua e letteratura latina L-FIL-LET/05 - Filologia classica L-FIL-LET/06 - Letteratura cristiana antica L-FIL-LET/07 - Civiltà bizantina LFIL- LET/08 - Letteratura latina medievale e umanistica.

The Admission Board might nevertheless take into consideration applicants with an Italian bachelor’s degree who do not meet or partially meet the above-mentioned requirements or applicants who hold a foreign bachelor’s degree and invite them to the interview.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

The Admission Board will ONLY consider applicants who hold a certificate of English language proficiency at the B2 level (or higher) (CEFR or equivalent). A list of recognized certificates is available here: https://corsi.unibo.it/2cycle/AppliedCriticalArchaeologyHeritage/language-certificate;

The English language requirement may be also fulfilled by:

  • submitting a self-certification being a native English speaker;
  • submitting a bachelor’s degree with English as medium of instruction.

1.2- Assessment of personal knowledge and skills

Applicants who hold an Italian first cycle/bachelor’s degree and meet all the curricular requirements with at least a score of 80/110 (or equivalent) (1.1) will be admitted to the degree programme.


The Admission Board will invite to the online interview on Ms Teams:

  • Applicants who hold an Italian degree and do not meet or partially meet the curricular requirements and/or with a score lower than 80/110 (1.1).
  • Applicants who hold a foreign bachelor’s degree achieved in another educational system.
  • Applicants not yet graduated.

EU applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree can apply to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th intake.

Non – EU applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree can apply ONLY to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd intake.

EU and non – EU applicants who are not yet graduated can apply ONLY to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd intake.

SECTION 2 – HOW TO APPLY

Applications must be submitted within the timeframe set by each intake in accordance with the following procedure.

1. Log onto Studenti OnLine (www.studenti.unibo.it), using your SPID username and password. The system will automatically retrieve your personal details and it will create your University credentials (name.lastname@studio.unibo.it).
International students who do not have an ID document issued in Italy and, therefore, cannot obtain SPID credentials, may log in with their University username and password which can be obtained by going to www.studenti.unibo.it and clicking on Register and then International students registration

2. Click on "APPLY FOR ADMISSION", select "SECOND-CYCLE DEGREE" and choose the programme named " Applied Critical Archaeology and Heritage – ACRA international curriculum";

3. UPLOAD the required documents in PDF format:

MANDATORY DOCUMENTS

  • For students holding a qualification obtained outside the University of Bologna - A copy of the front and back of a valid identity document. If the identity document does not have an English translation, a copy of your passport must be attached.

  • For students holding a qualification obtained outside the University of Bologna - Self-certification regarding your first-cycle academic qualification with a list of completed exams, if obtained in Italy, or a copy of the qualification obtained abroad which enables access to second-cycle degree programmes in the country in which it was obtained. This must be submitted along with a Transcript of Records and a Diploma Supplement, where available, translated into Italian or English. If you have not yet obtained the aforementioned qualification, upload the list of completed exams or the Transcript of Records.

  • Certificate attesting English language competency (OR self-certification being a native English speaker/ bachelor’s degree with English as medium of instruction);

OPTIONAL DOCUMENTS

  • CV (curriculum vitae et studiorum) in English.

  • Copy of a valid residence permit, if already held.

  • A statement of purpose (stating interests and personal and professional goals – max 500 words).

  • Adaptation request form for students with disabilities. Further information is available at http://www.studentidisabili.unibo.it/servizi-agli-studenti/richiesta-di-adattamenti-per-le-prove-di-ammissione.

REMEMBER

  • The Admission Board will only assess documents uploaded through the online application. Any mandatory documents that are missing or only partially uploaded by the application deadline shall result in the candidate not being considered (or selected) for admission.

  • Documents must not be sent by post or email to administrative offices.

  • Study grant specifications: https://www.unibo.it/en/services-and-opportunities/study-grants-and-subsidies/exemptions-and-incentives/unibo-actions-1-2-study-grants-and-tuition-fee-waivers-for-international-students

Students who are about to graduate can also apply. They will be admitted to the degree programme on the condition that they obtain their undergraduate degree by and no later than the date established by the Academic Bodies. Candidates who do not meet this requirement will be excluded.

SECTION 3 – ADMISSION

An Admission Board will check candidates' academic backgrounds and whether they meet the requirements for admission.

The Admission Board is composed of: prof. Maurizio Cattani (Chairman), prof. Andrea Gaucci (Member), prof. Francesco Iacono (Secretary).

Professors delivering classes in the first and second year of the degree programme may also sit on the committee as alternative members.

Candidates will be notified about admission to the degree programme via Studenti Online (www.studenti.unibo.it) and via email on their institutional email address name.lastname@studio.unibo.it . Candidates that are not admitted may not apply for other intakes.

 

SECTION 4 – ENROLMENT

If you are admitted to the degree programme, you will be able to enrol starting from the date indicated under step 4 in the above intake calendar. To enrol, you should complete the following steps.


1. Log on to Studenti OnLine (www.studenti.unibo.it) entering the username and password obtained when submitting your application.


2. Select "ENROLMENT”, then select “SECOND-CYCLE DEGREE”, and then the degree programme “Applied Critical Archaeology and Heritage (ACRA) international curriculum” and enter the required data, attaching a jpg file containing a passport-size photo of your face. In case you made false statements you will incur in fines set by art. 496 of the Penal Code and you will automatically lose the right to enrol and will not be entitled to any financial aid (when obtained). You will not be refunded of the expenses you sustained.

3. Pay the first instalment following the instructions provided on Studenti Online (www.studenti.unibo.it).


After paying the enrolment fee, check the details of your enrolment application on Studenti OnLine (www.studenti.unibo.it) to verify your next steps and activate your career.
Your University career must be activated by the deadline set on a yearly basis by the Academic Bodies, otherwise your enrolment will be cancelled.

4.1 - Particular cases

  • If you have a conditional offer, you must obtain your undergraduate degree no later than the date set by the Academic Bodies.

If you are a University of Bologna graduate, the IT system will automatically update the data concerning graduation after you obtain the qualification.

If you are graduating from a different institution, check your next steps on Studenti OnLine (www.studenti.unibo.it).

  • If you hold a certificate demonstrating recognized invalidity of at least 66% or a certificate complying with Law 104/92, in order to benefit from the exemption detailed at www.unibo.it/it/servizi-e-opportunita/borse-di-studio-e-agevolazioni/esoneri-e-incentivi/esenzioni-per-studenti-portatori-di-handicap, upon enrolment you should send the certificate via email to the relevant Student Administration Office.

  • If you are a non-EU citizen with EU-equivalent status and you have obtained your qualification in Italy you must provide the relevant Student Administration Office with a copy of your residence permit which confirms the EU-equivalent status.

  • If you hold an international qualification, after completing the above steps, check the required documentation to enrol (extendend link https://www.unibo.it/it/didattica/iscrizioni-trasferimenti-e-laurea/iscriversi-corso-di-laurea-magistrale-con-titolo-estero).

The documentation which you submitted for admission to the degree programme (e.g. diploma, transcript of records…) must be translated and bear proof of authenticity when applicable. Extended link (https://www.unibo.it/it/didattica/iscrizioni-trasferimenti-e-laurea/traduzione-autenticita-e-valore-dei-titoli-di-studio-esteri)

You will need to upload the documents concerning your international qualification on Studenti OnLine (www.studenti.unibo.it) in the section “Calls” by selecting "Matriculation for the 23_24 academic year - document upload for international students with foreign qualifications”.

When you arrive at the University of Bologna, you must make an appointment with the International Student Administration Office in Bologna or the Student Administration Office for your campus in order to show the original copies of your documentation.

  • If you are a non-EU student living abroad, on top of the previous steps to complete, you must also pre-enrol on Universitaly and request an entry visa for study purposes. Click here to learn how (extended link https://www.unibo.it/en/teaching/enrolment-transfer-and-final-examination/visa-and-rules-for-residence-in-italy/before-leaving-home-entry-visa)

  • If you want to apply for degree shortening based on previous studies, check here how to proceed and verify the relevant deadlines (extended link https://www.unibo.it/en/teaching/enrolment-transfer-and-final-examination/shortening-of-the-degree-programme)

  •  If you enrol and ask for transfer from a different University, check the information on this web page (extended link https://www.unibo.it/en/teaching/enrolment-transfer-and-final-examination/transferring-to-the-university-of-bologna/transferring-to-the-university-of-bologna)

  •  If you wish to switch your degree programme within the University of Bologna (Passaggio di Corso) check here how to proceed (extended link https://www.unibo.it/en/teaching/enrolment-transfer-and-final-examination/changing-study-programme-within-the-university-of-bologna/changing-study-programme-within-the-university-of-bologna)

  • If you wish to apply for simultaneous enrolment in different courses, check the requirements and necessary steps on this web page (extended link https://www.unibo.it/en/teaching/enrolment-transfer-and-final-examination/simultaneous-enrolment-in-different-courses)

4.2- Tuition fees and benefits

The enrolment fees, net of the first instalment, for the 2023/2024 academic year and information on benefits and exemptions will be published on the University website on the page www.unibo.it/Tasse.


Remember that your fees will be calculated on a progressive scale based on a valid ISEE certificate only if submitted in accordance with the terms and procedures set out on the web page https://www.unibo.it/en/teaching/enrolment-transfer-and-final-examination/tuition-fees-and-exemptions/tuition-fees If you do not submit your ISEE, you will have to pay the full tuition fees relevant to your degree programme.

Information on other benefits can be found on the University website on the page https://www.unibo.it/en/services-and-opportunities/services-and-opportunities . If you are interested in benefits related to the right to higher education, you can consult the relative call published by the Regional Authority for the Right to Higher Education on the website www.er-go.it.

SECTION 5 – CONTACTS

Communications will be sent only to your Unibo e-mail address: name.lastname@studio.unibo.it

 

Curriculum in Applied Critical Archaeology and Heritage - ACRA 

Email: disci.acra@unibo.it

Info about the degree program or further help

 

International Desk

Email: internationaldesk@unibo.it

how to enrol for international students, immigration procedures, Unibo Action 1 & 2 study grants and tuition fee waivers, guidance on arrival in Italy.

International Student Administration Office

Email: segstudintbo@unibo.it

Submitting documents and completion of matriculation to degree programmes in Bologna, for students with foreign qualifications

Student Administration Office in Humanities

Email: seglet@unibo.it

Fulfillment of administrative requirements during their time at University

Help Desk Studenti Online Application

Email: help.studentionline@unibo.it

    Language requirements 

    To be admitted to the degree programme, you must demonstrate a knowledge of the English language of at least level B2 (CEFR) according to one of the conditions established by the course.

    Tuition Fee Amounts

    Tuition fees are calculated based on the 2022 ISEE value with special subsidies in relation to the right to higher education. First year students with an ISEE of up to €24,500 benefit from full exemption. Above this limit, tuition fees are calculated progressively.

    The ISEE value must be submitted, even if you have not enrolled in the Degree Programme, by 2 November 2022, at 6:00pm (or by 15 November 2022, at 6:00pm, paying a €100 penalty) accessing ER-GO Online Services, alternatively you will have to pay the full amount.

    If you are an international student, verify how your tuition fees will be calculated according to your country of origin and the country where your family has income and assets.

    Read all information about tuition fees and exemptions.

    Matriculation

    After you have checked that all the admission requirements have been met, you can enrol on  Studenti Online:

    1. fill in the application for matriculation with the required information and attach a passport photo in digital format;
    2. pay the first instalment of your tuition fees;
    3. follow the instructions to complete the procedure which you will find on Studenti Online according to your profile.

    List of deadlines

    CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: FIRST INTAKE (reserved to EU/non-EU graduated candidates + EU/non – EU not graduated yet candidates) from 2022-11-30 00:00 to 2023-01-09 23:30
    CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: SECOND INTAKE (reserved to EU/non-EU graduated candidates + EU/non – EU not graduated yet candidates) from 2023-02-01 00:00 to 2023-03-13 23:30
    CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: THIRD INTAKE (reserved to EU/non-EU graduated candidates + EU/non – EU not graduated yet candidates) from 2023-04-24 00:00 to 2023-06-05 23:30
    CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: FOURTH INTAKE (reserved to EU graduated candidates ONLY) from 2023-07-05 00:00 to 2023-08-28 23:30