Bioarchaeology and Archaeological Science, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (schedule IELTS)
University rank #301 (ARWU) ,
Bioarchaeology and Archaeological Science programme offers in-depth training in excavation of human and animal remains as well as courses in osteology, bone taphonomy and archaeological chemistry. 


We offer in-depth training in excavation of human and animal remains as well as courses in osteology, bone taphonomy and archaeological chemistry.

Our lecturers have substantial fieldwork experience in various areas of the Near East and specialist lectures and classes will be accompanied by the general curriculum in the archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Near East.

Our graduates will become professional excavators of cemeteries and animal bone deposits, with training in osteology being sufficient for fieldwork macroscopic analyses of human remains, including sex and age assessment, basic palaeopathology, stress markers, metric measurements and basic odontology.

They will be able to place results of bioarchaeological research in a wider historical and ecological context, as well as to carry out various kinds of more specific laboratory research.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Archaeology of the Near East
  • Archaeology of the Mediterranean
  • Methods of bioarchaeology and human palaeoecology
  • History of archaeology
  • Basic human osteology/Advanced human osteology
  • Archaeometry
  • Bioarchaeology/Oriental and Mediterranean Archaeology
  • Archaeological survey
  • Excavations
  • Elements of archaeozoology
  • Palaeoanthropology
  • Palaeopathology
  • Study of cremains
  • Taphonomy of human remains
  • Bioarchaeology/Oriental and Mediterranean Archaeology
  • Human palaeoecology in the Near East
  • Archaeometry
  • MA Dissartation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

MA programme is available for holders of BA in archaeology or related discipline who are fluent in English. The admission will be possible through the central university recruitment web page. Registation will open in June 2016. The deadline for the both the registertion and issuing the regestration fee will be established in spring 2017.

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2084 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2084 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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The cost of the full programme is 4168 EUR (2084 EUR per year)

Living costs for Warsaw

  • 2247 - 3800 PLN/month
    Living Costs

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