ΜΑ in Greek and Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology
Within equal opportunities policies, applications will be assessed in the light of the following criteria:
- An undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, preferably upper-second (B+), followed by a full transcript of records. All documents must be officially translated in English and validated by an appropriate authority.
- Greek candidates who hold a BA from a non-Greek university must obtain an accreditation of their degree by the Hellenic National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC or ΔΟΑΤΑΠ in Greek – see here)
- A curriculum vitae
- Two academic references providing confidential assessments of the applicant’s academic achievement and promise for graduate study and research.
- Personal statement (max. 1000 words) by the applicant outlining academic achievements and ambitions.
- If English is not the applicant’s first language, proficiency must be demonstrated by means of an internationally recognised test, either ITOEFL or IELTS:
- ITOEFL: Overall score of 88 or above, with at least 17 in Listening, 17 in Writing, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking.
- IELTS: Overall score of 6.5 or above, with at least 5.5 in each component.
In order to submit your application successfully, you will need to have the following documents at hand. For your own convenience, collect them in advance and then proceed to fill in your online application form:
- a pdf copy of your CV
- a pdf copy of your undegraduate degree. Greek candidates who hold a BA from a non-Greek university must also submit an accreditation of their degree by the Hellenic National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC or ΔΟΑΤΑΠ in Greek – see here)
- (If applicable) an authorized English translation of your degree in pdf format
- a pdf copy of your undergraduate transcript of records
- an authorized English translation of your transcript in pdf format
- a pdf copy of your personal statement of max. 1000 words
- a pdf with proof of proficiency in English (ITOEFL or IELTS)
The total cost of the programme is 5000 Euros. This includes 3,500 Euros for tuition fees and 1500 Euros for the cost of 13 days of fieldtrips. In order to secure a place in the MA Program the first fee installment (2500 euros) must be deposited 1-15 June. The final instalment of 1000 Euros is due in mid-January.
Application Deadline: 31/03/2020
The program runs for 12 months, September to October. The academic year is divided into the Fall semester (late September – February), the Spring semester (March – mid-June) and the summer period (mid-June – late September). The taught part of the program consists of three core and three optional modules (10 ECTS each). The 15,000-20,000 word dissertation is on a subject of the student’s choice, supervised by a member of staff (15 ECTS).
The taught part of the program consists of three core and three optional modules (10 ECTS each). The 15,000-20,000 word dissertation is on a subject of the student’s choice, supervised by a member of staff (15 ECTS). Fall semester is devoted to the three core modules, Spring semester to the optional modules, and the summer period is devoted to dissertation research and writing-up (dissertation submission deadline: 30 September).
* The attendance of classes and participation in all fieldtrips is obligatory
- The Archaeology of Bronze Age Aegean
- The Visual Cultures of Classical Greece
- Key Themes in Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology
- Minoan Civilization
- The Archaeology of Mycenaean Greece
- Cyprus in the Bronze Age: from insularity to interaction
- The Great Kingdoms in the Eastern Mediterranean from the Bronze Age to the Early Iron Age
- Ancient Greek Sculpture
- Attic pottery of the Archaic and Classical period
- The Architecture of the Fourth Century B.C. The Great Classics
All courses include day trips to archaeological sites and museums within Athens and its environs; besides these, students are expected to participate in the following field trips around Greece (13 days of field trips in total):
- Prehistoric Mycenae, the Archaeological Museum of Nauplion and ancient Epidaurus (two days).
- The great sanctuary sites of Isthmia, Nemea, Olympia and Delphi (two days)
- The Macedonian sites of Vergina, Pella and Dion (two days)
- The Cyclades: the sites and museum of Naxos and the Prehistoric town of Akrotiri in Santorini (three days).
- Knossos and other major Minoan sites on Crete (four days).
Each module is assessed by a 3,500-5,000 word essay. Additional types of assignment, such as oral presentations, shorter essays and/or written exams may apply to specific modules.