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Inter-University Master's Degree in Quaternary Archaeology and Human Evolution (Erasmus Mundus) - 12th edition


The master's degree is designed for graduates in History, art History, Humanities, Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Geology, Geography, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, Biology and Geology. As well studies in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Property, with a specialisation in archaeological materials or in areas related to the above and to this master's degree.

Specific documentation

As well as the compulsory general documentation required for pre-enrolment to the programme and only if the demand of admission applications exceeds the number of places, it’s taken into account for admission:

  • Mastery of a foreign language, preferably English.
  • Knowledge of basic ICT.

In this case, students can either add this information in their curriculum vitae or submit the correpondent proofs.

Selection criteria

  • Having participated in excavations and/or research in the field of Quaternary archaeology and human evolution.
  • Mastery of expression and comprehension in a foreign language, preferably English.
  • Having basic ICT skills.
  • Having a broad perspective of the world and experience and ease of mobility within the European area.
  • Previous research, capacity for teamwork and relevant high-quality research work.

If demand for places exceeds capacity, the School will order the applications according to the following criteria and tests:

a) Academic record (5 points)

  1. Access route: a pre-EHEA degree (1 point)
  2. Average numerical grade on the academic record (4 points). The score for each subject will be evaluated according to the following conversion table: Fail = 0, Pass = 1, Good = 2, Excellent = 3, Distinction = 4 (Pass is considered to be a mark of 5 to 6.9; Good, 7 to 8.9; Excellent, 9 to 9.9; Distinction, 10).
  • Subjects of 3 credits: 0.5 points
  • Subjects of 4.5 credits: 0.75 points
  • Subjects of 6 credits: 1 point
  • Subjects of 9 credits: 1.5 points
  • Subjects of 12 credits: 2 points
  • Subjects of fewer than 3 credits: 0.15 per credit

b) Personal interview (2 points)

You must demonstrate your motivation and interest in taking the master's degree, your knowledge and mastery of the field of Quaternary archaeology and human evolution, and their availability.
Applications will be ranked and ordered by decreasing score until the places have been filled, according to the above criteria. If two students have exactly the same score, the average score for the academic record plus the score for the personal interview will be the deciding factors.
However, if there is no shortage of places, the Admissions Committee may accept you without prioritising the merits.

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