|Study location||Italy, Pavia|
|Nominal duration||2 anni (120 ECTS)|
|Tuition fee||€3,500 per year
Tuition fee for non-EU students who enter Italy with a study visa is based on flat rate and depends on the citizenship.
|Application fee||€35 one-time|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Entry requirements of students graduated in a non-Italian University
The eligibility of student graduated abroad is assessed through evaluation of their academic curriculum. Students who are eligible must sit an admission interview. The exact date of the interviews will be published soon. For detailed information please see the website of the Master Programme (link). This procedure is dedicated to students graduated abroad, students graduated in Italy must follow the procedure described in the admission announcement, please see the link.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Italian.
In order to finalize your enrollment, you must submit the scanned version of your original documents.
Proficiency in the English language at the level of the European standard B2. List of accepted certifications
Italian is not necessary for the course, as lectures and all related activities are in English. However, it would be advantageous to have some knowledge of Italian for your daily life in Italy.
Embassies in some non-EU countries might require English language knowledge certificates to accept pre-enrollment and VISA applications. Minimum required grades for the academic year 2019-2020 were: IELTS – 6, TOEFL – 78, TOLIMO – 600, FCE – 169.
At least 1 reference(s) should be provided.
One reference letter is required. Add a maximum of two reference letters.
Students graduated abroad must attach the following documents
The eligibility of student graduated abroad is assessed through evaluation of their academic curriculum. Students who are eligible must sit an admission interview. For detailed information please see the website of the Master Programme (link).
Specific requirements for Non-EU applicants:
Students who want to enrol in an Italian University need an official recognition by an Italian authority in their home country of the equality of their qualification to the Italian one.
Students from extra-European countries must request a student VISA to the Italian authority in their country. This procedure takes a long time. Students must contact the Italian authority in their country to receive precise information concerning procedures, deadlines and documentation required to obtain a VISA. Embassies in specific non-EU countries might require English language knowledge certificates to accept pre-enrollment and VISA applications. Minimum required grades for the academic year 2019-2020 were: IELTS – 6, TOEFL – 78, TOLIMO – 600, FCE – 169.
This two-year English Language Master’s Degree course is offered by the Department of Humanities, recognised as a Department of Excellence by the Italian Ministry of Education for 2018-2022 and ranked top 30 in 2018 QS World Ranking for subject Classics & Ancient History.
Throughout the course, students will have the opportunity to study the Mediterranean World, considered through Archaeology and History in a unique perspective, combining all the civilisations facing the Mediterranean from the 2nd millennium to the Middle Ages. The course makes full use of Pavia rich archaeological landscape: Pavia is surrounded by world-class Prehistoric, Roman and Medieval heritage and by several Museums with historic Egyptian,Greek, Etruscan and Roman collections.
Students will benefit of:
- Official agreements between the University and several Italian and international Institutions, such as New York University – Institute of Study for Ancient World, the Egyptian Museum of Turin, the Soprintendenza of Piedmont and the Istituto Villa Adriana-Villa d’Este at Tivoli, Rome.
- Possibilities of internships in Italy and abroad
- Regular study trips and fieldwork opportunities, such as archaeological excavations, surveys and Museums lab) in Cappadocia (Turkey) and in several parts of Italy, including at two UNESCO world heritage sites, Hadrian’s Villa at Tivoli and Dos dell’Arca in Valcamonica.
The following is a sample of a typical study plan: (120 ECTS)
First Year: Ancient Western Asia: History and Civilizations; Greek History and Civilization; Roman History and Civilization; Egypt after the Pharaohs; Archaeology of Ancient Near East; Etruscans and Others; Greek and Roman Archaeology; Reconstructing the Past: Methods and Tools; Field Archaeology Training / Material Culture Laboratory.
Second Year: Archaeological and Museological Aspects of Ancient Egypt; Post-classical Archaeology; Prehistory and Proto-history of the Mediterranean; Greek Religion and Mythology; Filming the Past; Thesis.
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• Field Archaeology Training / Material Culture Laboratory
• Egypt after the Pharaohs
• Reconstructing the Past: Methods and Tools
• Ancient Western Asia: History and Civilizations
• Archaeology of Ancient Near East
• Etruscans and Others
• Greek And Roman Archaeology and Art
• Greek History and Civilization
• Roman History and Civilization
• Two subjects to be chosen from : Greek Religion and Mythology / Filming the Past: The Pepla / The Reception of Classical Past / The Great Empires of the Ancient Near East / Academic and Popular Writing
• Two subjects to be chosen from: Archeological and Museological Aspects of Ancient Egypt / Post-Classical Archaeology / Prehistory and Protohistory of the Mediterranean
Graduates will be prepared to be employed in a wide range of careers in the fields of archaeology, heritage and cultural management, academia as well as related careers