M.A. On Campus


Eötvös Loránd University

24 months
5000 EUR/year
5000 EUR/year
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The goal of the Archaeology program at the Eötvös Loránd University is to train professionals who are capable of practicing archaeology with their acquired general knowledge in archaeology and in selected specializations.


The Archaeology program at the Eötvös Loránd University provides comprehensive knowledge of a number of fields in the archaeology of Central Europe and Eurasia. It focuses on topics such as the archaeology of rituals, the archaeology of art, styles and identities, the archaeology of war, the archaeology of feasts and food, social archaeology, the archaeology of death, trade, transport and mobility. Graduates will gain proficiency in independently exploring and evaluating archaeological sources and sites, and managing museum collections. 

In addition to the archaeological material, they will acquire familiarity with other areas of cultural heritage and will be prepared to carry out basic tasks related to cultural heritage in all institutions in charge of unearthing, protection, processing and presentation of cultural heritage. They will have the knowledge necessary to fill the position of archaeological museologist in public collections. They will be prepared to continue their studies within a Ph.D. program.

This program is recommended to applicants who:

  • would like to acquire general knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of archaeological work.
  • would like to specialize in the archaeology of the geographic and cultural region of the Middle Danube Basin.
  • would like to broaden their knowledge of the classical world, the Ancient Near East and Central Asia.
  • who would like to pursue their doctoral studies in archaeology at ELTE.

Career opportunities

Graduate students will be prepared to manage archaeological museum collections, perform basic tasks related to archaeological heritage, and also to explore, protect, process and present the cultural heritage. They will be qualified for a career as researchers, lecturers, archaeologists-museologists of public collections or a position in the public administration dealing with archaeological heritage. Our graduates will be able to apply for Ph.D. studies either at Eötvös Loránd University or anywhere in the world.

Job examples

  • archaeologist in a museum (museologist of public collections)
  • archaeologist in a researcher institute
  • archaeologist in a private company
  • lecturer
  • archaeologist in the public administration dealing with archaeological heritage

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Archaeological Museology and Heritage
  • Archaeological data processing
  • Prehistoric and the Near East Archaeology
  • Classical and Roman Archaeology
  • Early Medieval and Historical Archaeology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must hold a university bachelor’s (BA) degree in the fields listed below. Previously earned credits for entry into the program are acknowledged in full only in case of a BA degree in Archaeology or a BA degree in History specialized in Archaeology, or a BA degree in History with Archaeology specialization.
  • Secondary school certificate
  • Bachelor-level degree
  • Transcript of records
  • CV
  • Motivation letter
  • Research work plan
  • Copy of application fee transfer
  • Copy of the Entrance exam fee transfer
  • Language certificate
  • Copy of the main pages of the passport

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2500 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2500 EUR per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Budapest

172338 - 268251 HUF /month
Living costs

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


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