Vai alla Homepage del Portale di Ateneo Curriculum Applied critical archaeology and heritage Second Cycle Degree/Two Year Master in Archaeology and Cultures of the Ancient World


  • Place of teaching Bologna
  • Language English
  • Type of access Open access with assessment of personal competencies
  • Degree type -
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The Master's degree brings the study of the past and heritage to the future. With innovative options, designed specifically for this degree and dealing with aspects as diverse as critical archaeology, landscape, digital tools, and heritage studies, it provides students with all the skills needed to successfully forge their path within the professional sector and the international academic one alike.

What will you study?

The programme delves into various facets of Archaeology: Landscape Studies, Theory, Network and Mobility, Digital approaches, Ancient and Medieval Production. It covers theoretical and political themes like Critical Archaeology, Colonialism, and legal aspects including Cultural Policy and Heritage Legislation. Communication skills, including Research Design and Dissemination, are also emphasized.

Experiences abroad

Archaeological excavations and field research are geographically located in some of the most important archaeological sites in the world: Mediterranean, Near East, Central Asia. Field research is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European programs. Research opportunities include also traineeship as well as participation to international projects.

Build your own future. This is what you can do with this degree.

5 reasons to enrol on the degree programme

You can effectively forge your own career.

Scientific and area-specific options will allow you to continue a research path.

Critical/heritage-oriented options can lead to positions within agencies and institutions active in the heritage sector.

The presence of a considerable amount of practice lead activities (on the field and in labs).

You can pursue more traditional pathways as well as to be well trained towards a modern development-led archaeology.

I first came in Bologna with the Erasmus program, but after that period I understood that I had so much more to gain and to give yet, by studying here. So I enrolled in the Master degree in Archaeology and I built here the first chapter of my professional life.

Aina Bermúdez Lázaro

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