Programs Offered

DURATION OF STUDIES

2 years (4 semesters)

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION

French, English

CONDITIONS OF REGISTRATION

www.unige.ch/conditions/MA

ADMISSION CONDITIONS

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.

STUDY PROGRAMME

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
  • Ethnoarchaeology
  • Archaeozoology
  • Palaeoanthropology, etc.

Electives (12 credits)

The choices must be approved by the person in charge of MA dissertation.

Dissertation (60 credits)

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

LEVEL OF FRENCH REQUIRED BY UNIGE

No French proficiency test required for non-Francophones.

MOBILITY

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.

www.unige.ch/exchange

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, 2020

www.unige.ch/sciences/Masters/Bourses

PROFESSIONAL PROSPECTS

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.

UNIVERSITY TAXES

500 CHF / semester (~430 €, ~530 $US)
Rate of the day

REGISTRATION

Deadline: 30 April 2020 (28 February 2020 for applicants subject to a visa because of their nationality, as set forth in Swiss federal regulations)

www.unige.ch/enrolment

CONTACTS

All programs are subject to changes. Please consult the program regulations.