The Master’s program in Field Archaeology on Land and under the Sea delivers a thorough education in Field Archaeology. By engaging with courses that delve into the nature, study, documentation, and interpretation of archaeological artefacts and sites both on Land and Under the Sea, students gain foundational knowledge and hands-on experience in research methodologies and techniques across a broad archaeological fieldwork spectrum. The program aims to furnish advanced knowledge and research training, crucial for students' future careers in archaeology.
Students are expected to:
This program provides a holistic education in Field Archaeology, emphasizing practical skills, interdisciplinary perspectives, and the essential link between theoretical knowledge and hands-on application. Students gain a solid foundation for future endeavours in academia or diverse fields within archaeology.
Prospective students must have completed an undergraduate degree in Archaeology, History, Classics, Anthropology, or other related fields of research (History of Art, Architecture, Geography, Geology, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering) in recognized Universities.
Graduates of the University of Cyprus and the Universities of Greece must have an undergraduate diploma with a cumulative grade of 6.5 or higher. The equivalent is required for graduates from other Universities.
Good knowledge of English is required upon enrolment for this program. Applicants should submit an English language certificate of level IELTS 5.5 or equivalent, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages*. This does not apply to graduates of English-speaking schools and Universities.
The number of places available is announced by the Graduate School with the eligibility criteria for candidates, as well as other required documents that must be attached to the application such as:
The Department may also set additional criteria and quality indicators such as:
(a) number of students’ publications in scientific journals,
(b) students’ participation in seminars, symposia, research programmes,
(c) presentations by students at conferences,
(d) knowledge of foreign languages, and
(e) professional experience, etc.
The proposed MA Programme comprises the only postgraduate programme of study to date that treats field archaeology on land and underwater as integral parts of the archaeology of Mediterranean landscapes.
The combination of and balance between theoretical/methodological aspects and practical applications comprise another innovative aspect of this programme. Moreover, the possibility of being actively engaged with field practicals throughout the programme in Cyprus (where there is an unparalleled range and number of archaeological sites and projects currently in progress by national and foreign teams) renders the proposed programme a particularly attractive MA, mostly to archaeologists from Northern and North-West Europe.
Meanwhile, members of the teaching staff coordinate field research projects (in other countries of Europe, as well as in Cyprus), offering potential students the opportunity to gain experience and get training through several state-of-the-art laboratory, underwater and landscape/field research projects.