|Study location||Italy, Pavia|
|Nominal duration||2 anni (120 ECTS)|
|Tuition fee||€3,500.00 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||€35.00 one-time|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Terms and conditions to access to the Degree Course in The Ancient Mediterranean World (History Archeology and Art) are indicated in the ANNOUNCEMENT to the Course.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Italian.
You must take the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
If you are a non European student residing abroad, you need to do a pre-enrollment via Italian Consulate and start the visa procedures. The official admission at the University of Pavia will be possible only after you will have done this pre-enrollment. Please get in contact with the Italian authority in your country as soon as possible (deadline 24 July).
Proficiency in the English language at the level of the European standard B2.
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.
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