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:
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.
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:
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