Quaternary Archaeology and Human Evolution (Erasmus Mundus)

Rovira i Virgili University

M.A. On Campus
24 months
2308 EUR/year
2308 EUR/year
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This master's degree in Quaternary Archaeology and Human Evolution (Erasmus Mundus)  at Universitat Rovira i Virgili has  three main areas: research into human palaeoecology and prehistory, palaeoanthropology, geology and palaeoontology of the Quaternary; archaeological intervention; and the management, conservation and socialisation of archaeological heritage.


It shares objectives and educational activities with the degrees in History and Anthropology and Human Evolution through introductory subjects to a specialisation in archaeology.

It offers a specialised, career-oriented degree designed to prepare students for research in the field of Quaternary archaeology without neglecting the important demands of society and the labour market. It aims to train students to evaluate and draw up reports on archaeological interventions so that they can work as specialists in the field of archaeology or in the management of archaeological heritage. The Master degree in Quaternary Archaeology and Human Evolution (Erasmus Mundus)  is offered by Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Career opportunities

Research in Quaternary archaeology and human evolution, with specialisations in the disciplinary branches, including field and rescue archaeology, dissemination and museumisation of human evolution and Quaternary archeology, and conservation and restoration of archaeological material from the Pleistocene.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:
  • Human Paleocology
  • Epistemology and the Theory of Knowledge in Archaeology
  • Human Evolution
  • Master's Thesis
  • Final Master's Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in Spanish, Partially taught in Catalan


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Admission qualifications

A degree in chemistry, physics, biology, biochemistry, geology, history, art history, humanities, anthropology, geography and study of the preservation and restoration of cultural property, with a specialisation in archaeological materials or in areas related to the above and to this master's degree.

Specific documentation

As well as the compulsory documentation required for pre-enrolment to the programme, students must also submit the following documents:

  • Proof of mastery of a foreign language, preferably English
  • Proof of knowledge of basic ICT skills

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2308 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2308 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2308 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2308 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Students with degrees from other countries will be charged an academic tax of €218.15 the first time they enrol only


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