ARCHMAT - European Master in ARCHaeological MATerials Science

  • Master
  • Fully Funded
  • 27 January 2017

ARCHMAT is a 2-years Erasmus Mundus Master Course (120 European Credit Transfer Scheme - ECTS) within a consortium of 3 HEI (Evora-UE, Rome-UNIROMA1, Thessaloniki-AUTH) as full partners, 7 HEI (Avignon-UA, Palermo-UNIPA, Zaragoza-UNIZAR-ICMA, Fez-UF, Rio de Janeiro-UERJ, Polytechnic University of Turin - POLITO and Universidad de Burgos - UBU) and 3 non HEI Research centres (Laboratorio Jose Figueiredo/Instituto dos Museus e da Conservacao-IMC, Scientific Laboratory Musei Vaticani-MV, Archaeological Museum of AIANI) as associated members, providing students with specialized skills in archaeology and analytical charaterization of materials from prehistory (megalithic) to classical times (Greek and Roman)

The study and conservation of Cultural Heritage materials is a research area with a strong multidisciplinary connotation and requires skills that span across the Humanities and Science research fields. ARCHMAT provides a common, integrated platform for high quality students coming from different educational backgrounds (Science and Humanities) to understand the advanced scientific methods used to investigate archaeological materials and aims to form highly specialized professional experts in the emerging field of Archaeometry, i.e Physical Sciences applied to the study of Archaeological and Cultural Heritage materials.

Classes will be delivered at Evora (coordinator), Rome and Thessaloniki. Associated members will give seminars/practical and field classes on Archaeometry specialised aspects and case studies. Occasionally, seminars by invited scholars will complement the curriculum


ARCHMAT, the ERASMUS MUNDUS European Master in Archaeological Materials Science is open to European and non European excellent students with bachelor (I cycle equivalent-180 ECTS credits) degrees from both Science (Physics, Earth Sciences, Chemistry, Biology-Biochemistry, Engineering) and Humanities (Archaeology, Conservation Science, Cultural Heritage Studies, Architecture, Art History) academic fields. It will also be open to professionals in the Museum/Conservation sector that requires updating their knowledge and personal skills in in this highly specialized field providing they are holder of a Bachelor (I cycle) degree and possess an excellent academic background in the general fields of Archaeology-Museology-Conservation science-Cultural Heritage

Candidates who will only obtain their first higher education degree at the end of the academic year preceding the one concerned by the scholarship application can nevertheless apply for a scholarship and be selected by the consortium concerned, under the condition that they acquire the required degree prior to the beginning of the masters course edition concerned

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A limited number of EU funded individual scholarships are available to admitted ARCHMAT applicants Programme and Partner Country according to the ARCHMAT ranking lists produced at the end of the selection procedure.

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