DURATION OF STUDIES
2 years (4 semesters)
LANGUAGES OF INSTRUCTION
CONDITIONS OF REGISTRATION
A Bachelor in Prehistoric Archaeology, Archaeology, Prehistory or a degree deemed equivalent. Completion of complementary credits could be asked.
THE MASTER IN PREHISTORIC ARCHAEOLOGY
addresses themes such as general prehistory, the prehistory and protohistory of Europe and Africa, ethnoarchaeology, theoretical archaeology, palaeoanthropology and archaeozoology. Close ties have been established with the Biology and Earth and Environmental Sciences programmes. Archaeological digs form a significant part of the curriculum. There is also a focus on learning analytical methods and techniques, emphasising the links between theory and practice.
4 semesters (max. 8 semesters) | 120 ECTS credits
Required courses (48 credits)
- Neolithic Europe
- Europe in the Bronze and Iron Ages
- Paleolithic and Neolithic of Africa
- Metal Ages in Africa
- Theoretical Archaeology
- Palaeoanthropology, etc.
Electives (12 credits)
The choices must be approved by the person in charge of MA dissertation.
Dissertation (60 credits)
LEVEL OF FRENCH REQUIRED BY UNIGE
No French proficiency test required for non-Francophones.
Students may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. They may also conduct research outside the university, under the supervision of a faculty member, or do a work placement at a leading external laboratory in order to complete their Master's degree.
The Master in Prehistoric Archaeology leads to a number of professions both in Switzerland and abroad, including:
- Archaeologist (notably in the cantonal archaeological services, rescue archaeology research institutions, rescue archaeology firms and international rescue archaeology programmes in Africa)
- Teacher and scientific researcher
- Museum curator
- Culture, etc.
500 CHF / semester (~480 €, ~580 $US)
Rate of the day
Deadline: 30 April 2021 (28 February 2021 for applicants subject to a visa because of their nationality, as set forth in Swiss federal regulations)
EXCELLENCE MASTER FELLOWSHIPS
The Faculty of Science, with the support of external partners, has established an Excellence Fellowship program open to outstanding and highly motivated students who wish to pursue a Master of Science degree in one of the disciplines covered by the Faculty. Candidate selection is based on excellence.
Deadline for applications : March 15, 2022
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