To be awarded the final degree you must pass all courses and complete a dissertation. The taught courses, which are all compulsory, are worth a total of 42 credits and are assessed by coursework in different forms (readings and discussion, essays, presentations, and small projects among others); the Practicum (a period of in house research or professional practices with an affiliated institution) is worth 5 credits. Provided you attained the required standard, you will be able to develop individual research starting in the second trimester and specifically during the third trimester that will result in a final dissertation worth a further 13 credits.

1st term

  • Material Culture: Critical Concepts in Global Archaeology (5 ECTS)
  • Climate Change and the Anthropocene: The Dynamics of Landscape and Human Societies (5 ECTS)
  • Global Visions in the Archaeology of Resources  (5 ECTS)
  • Computational Perspectives in Archaeology and Digital Heritage (5 ECTS)

2nd term

  • Archaeologies of Inequality: Gender and Social Minorities  (5 ECTS)
  • Archaeologies of Globalism and Colonialism: Past and Present  (5 ECTS)
  • Public Archaeology and Communication: Local Communities and Global Markets (5 ECTS)
  • Global Archaeology in Action (5 ECTS)
  • Methodology, Management and RRI in Archaeology (2 ECTS)

3rd term

  • Practicum (Research or Professional World) (5 ECTS)
  • Master's final project (13 ECTS)


Competence Framework