18 months
7200 EUR/year
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The MA in Archaeological Practice from the University of Malta is designed to provide you with advanced practice training based on rigorous theory in archaeology.

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The MA in Archaeological Practice from University of Malta  is tailored to make extensive use of archaeological sites and monuments in Malta, one of the richest archaeological landscapes in the Mediterranean. 

You will be able to address, formulate, and research archaeological problems as well as be trained to tackle and resolve issues involving archaeological resources at risk. 

This programme gears you towards professional relevance in the field—to prepare professional reports, investigate sites, and to consider legislation and regulations when consulting stakeholders. This M.A. includes a mandatory four-week summer placement.


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

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Third Class

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

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  • International

    7200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10800 EUR for the full programme during 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 18 months.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants:

  • Annual Enrolment Fee: Eur 400

Living costs for Msida

690 - 1170 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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