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Archaeological Practice 

University of Malta

M.A. On Campus
18 months
7200 EUR/year
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The archaeological profession relies on individuals with a high level of practical skills and the MA in Archaeological Practice from University of Malta is designed to provide students with advanced training in archaeological practice through a curriculum that merges theory with practice. 

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The MA in Archaeological Practice from University of Malta  is strongly tailored towards professional relevance and will make extensive use of archaeological sites and monuments in one of the richest archaeological landscapes of the Mediterranean. 

A substantial part of the programme relies on core modules that are compulsory; two electives (10 ECTS) are being offered to allow students a degree of specialist training in either of two fields. 

In addition, students will be expected to write a dissertation (30 ECTS) and follow a mandatory 4-week summer placement (5 ECTS). The successful completion of the programme will ensure that students can participate in the effective management of important archaeological resources.


Building on a typical undergraduate archaeology curriculum (EQF Level 6), the programme is designed to provide participants with a combination of theory and intensive practical training that will provide them with skills and competences that are standard requirements for archaeological practice today.

Career opportunites and access to further studies

The course provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to follow careers in developer-funded archaeology or other type of archaeological practice in the broader heritage management sector.

It also provides students with an ideal gateway to MPhil/PhD research oriented towards applications of archaeological concepts and strategies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Archaeology of Standing Buildings and Structures
  • Archaeology of Landscapes
  • Archaeological Resource Management
  • Research Methods for Cultural Heritage
  • Archaeological Fieldwork Design, Management and Reporting
  • Artefact Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

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On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Third Class

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The Course shall be open to applicants who are in possession of the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Archaeology classified with at least Third Class Honours or Category III, or a degree from this or from another university which the Board considers as comparable.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10800 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants:

  • Annual Enrolment Fee: Eur 400


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