Logo of University of Pavia

The Ancient Mediterranean World (History Archaeology and Art)

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.
If non-EU students come from a family with limited financial resource, they can choose to have their tuition fee calculated according to their family income (from €156,00 to €3.985,00 per year).
For more info please consult this link

Application fee €35 per programme

This fee is not refundable.

More information



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.

For more information please contact medarch@unipv.it

Programme structure


• 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

Career opportunities

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

Apply now! Academic year 2022/23
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Academic year 2022/23
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States