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Inter-university Master's Degree in Classical Archaeology - 3rd edition


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:

  1. Landscape archaeology
  2. Archeology of architecture
  3. 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.

Career opportunities

  • Archaeological companies and cultural industries
  • Public authorities (municipal, regional, provincial and state authorities)
  • Museums
  • 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
Track Professional
Type  Face-to-face
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
Places Available 25
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
Course date

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

Administrative contact 

Campus catalunya Secretariat of Academic Management
977 297 000

Social networks https://www.facebook.com/MasterArqueologiaClassica
Specific grants for this master's degree Initial research grants from the Catalan Institute of Classical Archeology.


Quality assurance

         Master's Degree thesis regulations