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Inter-University Master's Degree in Applied Classical Archaeology. Research and Transfer

Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Program overview
3 semesters
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
September 2022

September 2023

September 2024
Classical Archaeology

About this program

Inter-University Master's Degree in Applied Classical Archaeology. Research and Transfer

The Official Master's Degree in Applied Classical Archaeology. Research and Transfer is aimed at graduates in the fields of archaeology, classic studies, history of art, history, anthropology and and architecture, among others, who wish to specialise in new professional fields in archaeology such as geographic information systems and artificial intelligence applied to landscape archaeology, lithic archaeometry, archaeometry applied to bioarchaeological remains and the 3D restoration of architectural remains.

The course will be taught in Catalan/Spanish, with occasional seminars in English, French or Italian.

Admission requirements

This Master’s degree is designed for graduates in Archaeology, History, art History or Classical Philology and related fields as well as graduates in similar fields such as Anthropology, Architecture and Geography.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

First year: Compulsory subjects

First semester

  • Historical Evolution of the Landscape: Palaeoenvironment and GIS
  • Drawing and Restoration Techniques for Architecture
  • Iconography and Artistic Productions
  • Optional subjects

Second semester

  • Archaeometry Transformed / Non-Transformed Materials
  • Emergency Archaeology and Letters of Risk
  • Textual Sources for Historical Research: Epigraphy and Papyrology
  • Legal Framework of the Archaeological Heritage
  • Optional subjects

Second Year: Compulsory subjects

First semester

  • Career Guidance in Archaeology and Deontology
  • Archaeology of the Landscape: Methods and Techniques
  • Technical Analysis of Architecture
  • Economy, Trade and Materials
  • Work Placement
  • Master's Thesis

Optional Subjects

  • Methods and Techniques in Archaeological Excavation
  • Introduction to The Archaeology of the Territory
  • Archaeology of Architecture
  • Introduction to Ceramography
  • Archaeology of Roman Provinces
  • Archaeology of Dearth
  • Archaeology of War
  • Archaeology of Hydraulics
  • Religion and Mythology in the World Classical
  • Archaeology of Colonization
  • Iberian Archaeology
  • Archaeology of Territory in the Ancient Mediterranean
  • Archaeology of Late Antiquity
  • Archaeology of Production and Ancient Technology
  • Greek and Roman Architecture
  • Roman Legal Institutions
  • Archaeology of the Greco-Roman Orient
  • Dissemination and Transfer of Knowledge in Archaeology
  • Statiscal Methods Applied to Archaeology

Bridging courses

  • The Archaeology of Greece (URV)
  • History and Archaeology of Greece (URV)
  • The Archaeology of Rome (URV)
  • History and Archaeology of Rome (URV)
  • Mediterranean Protohistory (URV)
  • Epigraphy and Numismatics (UAB)
  • Tools for Classical Studies (UAB)

Scholarships & funding

The URV Master's Grants are aimed at exempting full-time students newly registered on a master's course from registration up to a maximum of 60 ECTS credits. For those master's degrees consisting of 90 and 120 ECTS credits, there is the possibility that students may receive the grant in the second year.

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


  • For students from member states of the European Union, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Andorra* or resident in Spain: € 1,806 / full time-course.
  • Rest of students*: €2,913.

*Students who have obtained their degrees outside of Spain will be charged with € 218,15 as a Tax of academic career that will apply in the first registration only (price for course 2021-22).


Credits - 60 ECTS

Career paths

Graduates are capable of working in the fields bellow:

  • Archaeological companies and cultural industries
  • Public authorities (municipal, regional, provincial and state authorities)
  • Museums
  • Research in universities and research centres

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Universitat Rovira i Virgili

The Rovira i Virgili University (URV) is a young and dynamic university serving the needs of society, with an international outlook and a close relationship with our immediate socioeconomic environment. Located in Tarragona, approximately 100 kms south-west of Barcelona on...

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Universitat Rovira i Virgili

C. de l'Escorxador, s/n
43003 Tarragona Catalonia

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