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Archaeology focuses on ancient and old cultures and civilizations and their social and cultural composition. All of this is done through research, excavations, analysis, interpreting and documenting the discovered evidence. Ancient civilizations expressed their cultural richness through more ways besides writing, challenging archaeology to find creative ways to complete their complex historical puzzle using innovative new means and creative solutions.

Students who enrol in a Master’s degree in archaeology cam specialize in one of the field’s main sub-disciplines: historical archaeology, ethno-archaeology and experimental archaeology. However, since a significant amount of evidence has been discovered, modern archaeology now is a processual discipline, that follows science and evidence that can be tested using modern technology.

Archaeology involves a lot of practice, so that students can quickly develop observation and analytical skills. A Master’s degree in archaeology places students on the employment market as archaeologists, heritage managers, museum education officers, museum/gallery curators or even as archivists or cartographers.

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Suggested Masters in Archaeology

M.A. Prehistoric Archaeology

Both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a biosphere reserve, the Mount Carmel area reveals a nearly 500,000 year-long sequence of human evolution exposed in caves, rock shelters and open-air sites along mountain valleys and the nearby coastal plain. The Prehistoric Archaeology programme is offered by the University of Haifa.

M.A. Heritage Management

The MA in Heritage Management at the Athens University of Economics and Business is an intensive three semester (one and a half academic year) postgraduate programme which uniquely combines the worlds of archaeology and business and is taught in Athens at Eleusina, an area of world-class archaeological significance.

M.A. Maritime Civilizations

The MA Program in Maritime Civilizations offered by the University of Haifa provides students an exceptional opportunity to explore the history, archaeology, and fabric of maritime societies, as well as the natural environment in which they developed and the anthropogenic environments in which they currently exist.

M.A. Classical Archaeology

This Master's degree in Classical Archaeology offered by Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics is devoted to the advanced study of the archaeological, historical and cultural legacies of ancient Greece and Rome within their broader Mediterranean contexts.

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Top Ranked Universities in Archaeology on MastersPortal

Universities Location QS Rankings (2018) Archaeology
Oxford, United Kingdom 1
Cambridge, United Kingdom 2
London, United Kingdom 3
Durham, United Kingdom 4
Cambridge, United States 5
Berkeley, United States 6
Stanford, United States 7
Los Angeles, United States 8
Leiden, Netherlands 9
Berlin Steglitz, Germany 10
York, United Kingdom 11
Ann Arbor, United States 12
Canberra, Australia 13
Roma, Italy 14
Austin, United States 15
Auckland, New Zealand 16
Bordeaux, France 16
Tübingen, Germany 18
Philadelphia, United States 19
Sydney, Australia 20
Chicago, United States 21
Sheffield, United Kingdom 22
Paris, France 23
Tucson, United States 24
Aarhus, Denmark 25
New Haven, United States 26
Toronto, Canada 27
Reading, United Kingdom 28
Southampton, United Kingdom 29
Copenhagen, Denmark 30
Tokyo, Japan 31
Bologna, Italy 32
Heidelberg, Germany 32
Boston, United States 34
Vancouver, Canada 35
Groningen, Netherlands 36
Barcelona, Spain 37
Frankfurt am Main, Germany 38
Edinburgh, United Kingdom 39
Tempe Junction, United States 40
Dunedin, New Zealand 40
Brisbane, Australia 42
Beijing, China 43
Burnaby, Canada 44
University Park, United States 45
Edmonton, Canada 45
Mexico City, Mexico 47
New York City, United States 48
Providence, United States 49
Amsterdam, Netherlands 50
Cardiff, United Kingdom 101
Paris, France 101
Budapest, Hungary 101
Göttingen, Germany 101
Kraków, Poland 101
Jilin City, China 101
Mainz, Germany 101
Baltimore, United States 101
London, United Kingdom 101
Nagoya, Japan 101
Nanjing, China 101
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 101
Akademgorodok, Russia 101
Milano, Italy 101
Princeton, United States 101
Jerusalem, Israel 101
Milano, Italy 101
Albuquerque, United States 101
Tromsø, Norway 101
Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium 101
Cork, Ireland 101
Bonn, Germany 101
Bradford, United Kingdom 101
Davis, United States 101
Cincinnati, United States 101
Boulder, United States 101
Florence, Italy 101
Genève, Switzerland 101
Glasgow, United Kingdom 101
Granada, Spain 101
Leipzig, Germany 101
Liverpool, United Kingdom 101
Winnipeg, Canada 101
Amherst Center, United States 101
Montréal, Canada 101
Naples, Italy 101
Chapel Hill, United States 101
Nottingham, United Kingdom 101
Pittsburgh, United States 101
Siena, Italy 101
Bagong Pagasa, Philippines 101
Tsukuba, Japan 101
Vienna, Austria 101
Warsaw, Poland 101
London, Canada 101
Madison, United States 101
Toulouse, France 101
Utrecht, Netherlands 101
Brussels, Belgium 101
Saint Louis, United States 101
Poznan, Poland 151
Beirut, Lebanon 151
Ramat Gan, Israel 151
Beijing, China 151
Bournemouth, United Kingdom 151
Sapporo, Japan 151
London, United Kingdom 151
Townsville, Australia 151
Kazan, Russia 151
Istanbul, Turkey 151
Sydney, Australia 151
St. John's, Canada 151
Athens, Greece 151
Evanston, United States 151
Houston, United States 151
London, United Kingdom 151
New Brunswick, United States 151
London, United Kingdom 151
Guangzhou, China 151
New York City, United States 151
São Paulo, Brazil 151
Iowa City, United States 151
Roma, Italy 151
Medford, United States 151
New Orleans, United States 151
Münster, Germany 151
Buffalo, United States 151
Belgrade, Serbia 151
Coimbra, Portugal 151
Haifa, Israel 151
Hamburg, Germany 151
Canterbury, United Kingdom 151
Lausanne, Switzerland 151
Lisbon, Portugal 151
Ljubljana, Slovenia 151
Minneapolis, United States 151
Montpellier, France 151
Armidale, Australia 151
Porto, Portugal 151
Pretoria, South Africa 151
Sevilla, Spain 151
Los Angeles, United States 151
Odense, Denmark 151
Strasbourg, France 151
Tartu, Estonia 151
Salt Lake City, United States 151
Coventry, United Kingdom 151
Wroclaw, Poland 151
Pullman, United States 151
Marseille, France 51
Thessaloníki, Greece 51
Barcelona, Spain 51
Madrid, Spain 51
Ithaca, United States 51
Gent, Belgium 51
Mitte, Germany 51
Melbourne, Australia 51
Moscow, Russia 51
München, Germany 51
Lund, Sweden 51
Melbourne, Australia 51
East Lansing, United States 51
Melbourne, Australia 51
New York City, United States 51
Columbus, United States 51
Belfast, United Kingdom 51
Seoul, South Korea 51
Stockholm, Sweden 51
Tel Aviv Yaffo, Israel 51
Exeter, United Kingdom 51
Manchester, United Kingdom 51
Perth, Australia 51
Madrid, Spain 51
Paris, France 51
Dublin, Ireland 51
Aberdeen, United Kingdom 51
Amsterdam, Netherlands 51
Bergen, Norway 51
Bern, Switzerland 51
Birmingham, United Kingdom 51
Bristol, United Kingdom 51
Calgary, Canada 51
Cape Town, South Africa 51
Köln, Germany 51
Gainesville, United States 51
Freiburg, Germany 51
Helsinki, Finland 51
Kiel, Germany 51
Leicester, United Kingdom 51
Liège, Belgium 51
Oslo, Norway 51
Padua, Italy 51
Pisa, Italy 51
St Andrews, United Kingdom 51
Johannesburg, South Africa 51
Seattle, United States 51
Zürich (Kreis 1), Switzerland 51
Nanterre, France 51
Uppsala, Sweden 51