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Inter-University Master's Degree in Quaternary Archaeology and Human Evolution (Erasmus Mundus) - 9th edition

120 ECTS
Places available
Language of instruction
English (75), Spanish (20%) and Catalan (5%)

Classes are held in the morning and afternoon/evening from Monday to Friday. The face-to-face part of each subject is concentrated in two weeks.

Course date

First year: from September 2021 to June 2022

Second year: from September 2022 to June 2023

Academic coordinator
Dr. Carlos Lorenzo Merino
URV Faculty
Faculty of Arts (URV)

(for students from the UE, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Andorra*, or resident in Spain, price for 2021-22).

Rest of students: €5,825.

*Students with degrees from other countries will be charged an academic tax of €218.15 the first time they enrol only.

Student Office
(+34) 977 77 99 44

  • Universitat Rovira i Virgili
  • IPT
  • UTAD

Covid 19 update: We might move face-to-face classes to an online format if the latest developments in the health emergency make this necessary.

The Interuniversity Master's degree in Quaternary Archaeology and Human Evolution has three main areas:

  • Research into human palaeoecology and prehistory, palaeoanthropology, geology and palaeoontology of the Quaternary.
  • Archaeological intervention.
  • Management, conservation and socialisation of archaeological heritage.

It shares objectives and educational activities with the degrees in History and Anthropology and Human Evolution through introductory subjects to a specialisation in archaeology.

It offers a specialised, career-oriented degree designed to prepare students for research in the field of Quaternary archaeology without neglecting the important demands of society and the labour market. It aims to train students to evaluate and draw up reports on archaeological interventions so that they can work as specialists in the field of archaeology or in the management of archaeological heritage.

  • AQU Arqueologia del Quaternari (versió Erasmus Mundus) 2019
  • AQU Arqueologia del Quaternari (versió local) 2020

Pre-registration for the academic year 2022-23 opens in February.

Erasmus Mundus scholarships.

Participating universities

  • Università degli Studi di Ferrara (coordinating university) (Italy) 
  • Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Spain)
  • Instituto Politécnico de Tomar (Portugal)
  • Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (Portugal)
  • Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (France) 

Collaborating Institutions

  • Institut Català de Paleoecologia Humana i Evolució Social (IPHES)