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Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology

24 months
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9313 CAD/year
5301 CAD/year
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About

The MA in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology from University of British Columbia is the only program in Canada to offer students the opportunity to engage in such a broad range of coursework and to pursue interdisciplinary research on the material culture, religious beliefs, languages and histories of the ancient Mediterranean and Near East.

Overview

The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies offers a unique interdisciplinary Master's program that allows students to specialize in archaeology through the completion of coursework, archaeological fieldwork, and a thesis. 

Students choose from a broad range of coursework in the archaeology and material culture, religion and mythology, literature and ancient languages, and history and cultures of the ancient Mediterranean and Near East from the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity. In the second year of the program, students write a thesis under the supervision of a faculty member. 

The degree balances research with fieldwork to best prepare students for a career in archaeology.

Career

University of British Columbia's Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology MA students have gone on to study at outstanding universities such as McGill, University of Toronto, Yale, UC-Berkeley, Stanford, and Oxford. Others have had career success in the public and private sectors as teachers, university administrators, translators, creative professionals, bankers, and more.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Coursework can survey from the Bronze Age civilizations of the Near East and Egypt to Roman provincial archaeology, providing a broadly based foundation for further archaeological training. 
  • The degree balances research with fieldwork to best prepare students for a career in archaeology.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants have to submit transcripts from all past post-secondary study. 
  • A minimum of three references are required for application to graduate programs at UBC. References should be requested from individuals who are prepared to provide a report on your academic ability and qualifications.
  • Many programs require a statement of interest, sometimes called a "statement of intent", "description of research interests" or something similar.
  • Permanent Residents of Canada must provide a clear photocopy of both sides of the Permanent Resident card

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9313 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9313 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    5301 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5301 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Vancouver

1590 - 2686 CAD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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