Archaeology

Chiostro: particolare
Master programme
A.Y. 2020/2021
LM-2 - Archaeology
Master programme
120
ECTS
Access
Open with entry requirements examination
2
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian

The course of second cycle degree in Archaeology has the objective to lead its graduates to acquire a trustworthy cultural education and reliable knowledge in the specific professional field. As to all this, the graduate will acquire:

  • wide and suitable basic knowledge of the main research fields of the archaeological branch of learning, concerning the Mediterranean and European world, from Prehistory to Protohistory, from Etruscology to Greek and Roman archaeology, and to the history of ancient art;
  • familiarity in using the research methodologies concerning the techniques of the archaeological excavations, the type-chronological methods of classification of the different classes of artefacts, and the analysis of the different archaeological sources;
  • the skill to employ the principles of the preservation, protection and enhancement of the archaeological patrimony;
  • capability to work both in an archaeological excavation site and in research institutions, of preservation, protection and enhancement of archaeological sites;
  • knowledge of at least one foreign language among those of the E.U.

The graduates in the second cycle degree Archaeology will be able to work with managerial positions in all the private and public institutions interested in the archaeological heritage. Moreover, the knowledge acquired will be the necessary qualification to go on with the studies at a higher level, so that to be in a position to take on more important responsibilities in the university field or in specific institutions such as Soprintendenze and archaeological museums.

Employment statistics

The following students shall be admitted to the Master's Degree Programme in Archaeology:

1)  Cultural Heritage (L-1) and Humanities (L-10) Bachelor's degree graduates from the University of Milan  who have earned at least 60 credits in the following subjects: L-ANT/01 (Prehistory and early history); L-ANT/02 (Greek history); L-ANT/03 (Roman history); L-ANT/04 (Numismatics); LANT/05 (Papyrology); L-ANT/06 (Etruscology and Italian antiquities); L-ANT/07 (Classical Archaeology); L-ANT/08 (Christian and medieval archaeology); L-ANT/09 (Ancient topography); L-ANT/10 (Methods of archaeological research); L-FIL-LET/01 (Aegean civilization); L-FIL-LET/02 (Greek literature); L-FIL-LET/04 (Latin literature); L-FIL-LET/07 (Byzantine civilization); L-OR/01 (History of the Ancient Near East); L-OR/02 (Egyptology and Coptic Civilization); L-OR/03 (Assyriology); L-OR/04 (Anatolian studies); L-OR/05 (Archaeology and Art History of the Ancient Near East); L-OR/06 (Phoenician and Punic archaeology); M-DEA/01 (Demology, ethnology and anthropology).

The above requirements will be ascertained by a special commission through the online admission procedure and candidates will receive confirmation through the same procedure. Therefore, there will be no admission interview.

2) The following graduates, subject to curriculum requirements, to be assessed in the admission interview:

  • a) Cultural Heritage (L-1) and Humanities (L-10) Bachelor's degree graduates from other universities who have earned at least 60 credits in the following subjects: L-ANT/01 (Prehistory and early history); L-ANT/02 (Greek history); L-ANT/03 (Roman history); L-ANT/04 (Numismatics); LANT/05 (Papyrology); L-ANT/06 (Etruscology and Italian antiquities); L-ANT/07 (Classical Archaeology); L-ANT/08 (Christian and medieval archaeology); L-ANT/09 (Ancient topography); L-ANT/10 (Methods of archaeological research); L-FIL-LET/01 (Aegean civilization); L-FIL-LET/02 (Greek literature); L-FIL-LET/04 (Latin literature); L-FIL-LET/07 (Byzantine civilization); L-OR/01 (History of the Ancient Near East); L-OR/02 (Egyptology and Coptic Civilization); L-OR/03 (Assyriology); L-OR/04 (Anatolian studies); L-OR/05 (Archaeology and Art History of the Ancient Near East); L-OR/06 (Phoenician and Punic archaeology); M-DEA/01 (Demology, ethnology and anthropology); 
  • b) Other Bachelor's degree graduates who have earned 90 credits in the following subjects: 
    • at least 45 credits in archaeological subjects: L-ANT/01 (Prehistory and early history); L-FIL-LET/01 (Aegean civilization); L-ANT/04 (Numismatics); L-ANT/06 (Etruscology and Italian antiquities); L-ANT/07 (Classical Archaeology); L-ANT/08 (Christian and medieval archaeology); L-ANT/09 (Ancient topography); L-ANT/10 (Methods of archaeological research); L-OR/02 (Egyptology and Coptic Civilization); 
    • up to 45 credits in: L-ANT/02 (Greek history); L-ANT/03 (Roman history); L-ANT/05 (Papyrology); L-FIL-LET/02 (Greek literature); L-FIL-LET/04 (Latin literature); L-FIL-LET/07 (Byzantine civilization); L-FIL-LET/10 (Italian literature); L-ART/01 (History of Medieval art); L-OR/01 (History of the Ancient Near East); L-OR/03 (Assyriology); L-OR/04 (Anatolian studies); L-OR/05 (Archaeology and Art History of the Ancient Near East); L-OR/06 (Phoenician and Punic archaeology); M-DEA/01 (Demology, ethnology and anthropology); M-STO/01 (Medieval history); M-STO/06 (History of religions); M-GGR/01 (Geography); 
  • c) Master's degree graduates with sufficient basic knowledge of archaeological subjects, based on their previous university curriculum.

Candidates who meet the requirements listed in point 2 will undergo individual interviews to check that they have earned all the credits required for admission to the Master's Degree Programme; these interviews will be held on the dates published on the University website and on the Faculty of Humanities website.
In order to take the interview, candidates shall apply for admission according to the terms and procedures specified on the University website.

English language
To enrol on the Master's Degree Programme in Archaeology, you must have at least a B1  level knowledge of English as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
In order to be admitted, you shall take the English language placement test on the date that will be indicated during admission procedures. 

3) Graduates who obtained their degree abroad, provided that they have sufficient basic knowledge of archaeological subjects, based on their previous university curriculum, at least a B1 level in English as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), and an adequate command of the Italian language.

Italian language test
All students who have obtained their degree abroad shall take an Italian language test administered by the University Language Service (Slam) immediately after enrolment, to formally prove that they can master the specialist vocabulary required by the Degree Programme (test dates and procedures to be published on the Italian language tests and courses page of the University website).

Anyone with a knowledge of Italian lower than B2 as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) shall attend a workshop of Italian as a foreign language (B2) and pass the relevant final exam before applying for the degree thesis and completing the programme. 
Candidates holding a foreign degree shall apply for admission to the Master's Degree Programme in Archaeology according to the terms and procedures published on the University web portal (
www.unimi.it) every year upon the opening of admission procedures for international students.

Admission requirements will be checked by a special commission and candidates will be notified of the outcome of the assessment through the online procedure. Therefore, students with a foreign degree are normally not required to take an admission interview, unless the commission deems it appropriate. In this case, you could also take an online interview.

The Degree Programme offers its students Erasmus+ opportunities at the Université de Rennes II - Haute Bretagne.
Erasmus outgoing students have options ranging from 3 to 10 months, during which they can follow courses and take exams that will be recognized as an integral part of the degree programme. They can also combine this activity with research for the preparation of their master's thesis, which will count towards the number of credits covered by the Erasmus programme scholarship.

All educational activities included in the programme are presented to interested students by the Erasmus manager in a special information meeting every year. The educational information to be included in the Learning Agreement is collected in specific datasheets published annually on the Erasmus pages of the department's website.

Incoming Erasmus students can attend all classes in Italian. If they wish, they can agree with individual teachers on a programme partially or completely in English.

Moreover, teaching staff exchange agreements are in place with many partner universities, including visiting professor programmes for our teachers abroad and for foreign colleagues at our institution, within the Cultural and Environmental Heritage programmes.

Course attendance not mandatory

Courses list

Optional programme year

Compulsory activity
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
English proficiency B2 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian Undefined
a - 6 credits in one of the following disciplines
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Greek literature 12 80 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/02
Latin literature (MA) 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/04
b - 6 credits in one of the following disciplines
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Egyptian Archaeology 9 60 Italian First semester L-OR/02
Roman History 9 60 Italian First semester L-ANT/03
Greek history 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/02
c - 39 credits in five of the following disciplines (including 3 9 cfu and 2 6 cfu exams)
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Methodology of Archeological Research (MA) 9 60 Italian First semester L-ANT/10
Archaeology of Magna Grecia 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/07
Archaeology of the Roman provinces 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/07
Archeology in pre-roman Italy 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/06
Classical ceramography 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/07
Etruscology 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/06
European protohistory - second cycle 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/01
Greek Archaeology LM 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/07
Prehistoric Ecology 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/01
d - 6 credits in one of the following disciplines
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Analytical methods for the study cultural goods 6 40 Italian First semester FIS/07
Anthropology 6 40 Italian First semester BIO/08
e - 18 CFU (9 + 9) in two of the following disciplines (if not already chosen in a previous group)
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Greek literature 12 80 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/02
Latin literature (MA) 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/04
Ancient numismatics 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/04
Archaeology of Magna Grecia 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/07
Archaeology of the Roman provinces 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/07
Classical ceramography 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/07
History and Archaeology of the Ancient Near East 9 60 Italian Second semester L-OR/05
f - The student has the option of:
- 9 credits to be allocated to other electives amongst those offered by the University of Milan, or to take a second year's course in a subject area, to be arranged with the instructor, of classes completed during the three-year degree programme;
- 3 credits to be allocated to an internship or stage, or to an educational workshop within the Master's degree programme, or to a workshop or internship in an archaeology-related field.
g - We recommend students attend classes in Archaeology and sit for the related exams beginning in Year I. We also recommend choosing additional exams (and the sequence for the same) that align with the student's thesis topic. This should be coordinated with one's supervisor by the end of Year I.
Once the required 90 academic credits have been earned as required by these rules, the student will be eligible for the final examination to earn their Master's degree.
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Final activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Final exam 30 0 Italian Undefined
Location
Milano
Head of study programme
Erasmus and international mobility tutor 
Quality Assurance Delegate
Contacts
Fees, scholarships and benefits

University fees

For students enrolled on bachelor’s, master’s and single cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments of different amounts and with different payment deadlines:

  • the first, corresponding to the minimum amount, is the same for all students 
  • the second - technically referred to as an ‘all-inclusive fee’-  that is variable.

Students can also be entitled for tuition fee reductions such as:

More info at: Fees - current academic year

Scholarships and benefits

The University also provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students), including:

Enrollment
First year enrolment:
Admission
Open with entry requirements examination

Application period: from 03-10-2020 to 08-28-2020
Enrolment period: from 04-15-2020 to 09-30-2020

Admission

Careers evaluation criteria for candidates graduated at University of Milano or other universities and interviews calendar are contained in the following documents: