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European Master in Archaeological Materials Science (ARCHMAT)

Sapienza University of Rome

24 months
5000 EUR/year
5000 EUR/year
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Master in Archaeological Materials Science (ARCHMAT) is  jointly run by the Universidade de Évora (Portugal), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece), and Sapienza University of Rome (Italy), with a satellite network of Universities, Museums, Research Centres, CSOs, NGOs, and SMEs in Archaeometry sector, as associated partners.  WEBPAGE: 

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Aim of the European Master in Archaeological Materials Science (ARCHMAT) Programme at Sapienza University of Rome is to provide students with specialized skills in the analytical characterization and conservation of archaeological and Cultural Heritage materials. 

Added value

ARCHMAT provides a common, integrated platform for excellent students to meet international experts on different topics in Archaeometry, thus promoting an enriching multisectoral, multicultural, and interdisciplinary experience. 

Career opportunities

  • Archaeometry and Cultural Heritage PhD courses in Europe and worldwide
  • Private sector (Restoration SMEs, private profession) 
  • Scientific Laboratories of Museums and other Governmental Institutions 
  • International Organizations devoted to the Protection of Cultural Heritage. 


The Erasmus Mundus ARCHMAT Master Degree is a Joint Programme fully accredited in the three Degree-awarding countries (Portugal, Greece and Italy) by the respective National Accreditation Agencies.

Programme Structure

Curriculum and Mobility

  • ARCHMAT involves mobility of one semester at each of the three degree-awarding Universities (Portugal, Greece and Italy), followed by a fourth semester of master thesis work in any of the three leading Universities, with the option of secondments at any of the associated Institutions. 
  • The first semester in Évora is characterized by introductory Science courses to students with Humanities background and introductory Archaeology Courses to students with Science background, complemented by fieldwork activities. The ECTS in the second (Thessaloniki) and third (Rome) semester are earned by successfully completing highly specialized courses with increasing complexity and laboratory workload involvement in Archaeometry, focusing on three different historical periods: a) Prehistory-Megalithic, b) Greek, and c) Roman classical periods. 


ARCHMAT provides a common, integrated platform for excellent candidates from any country in the world coming from either Science or Humanities educational backgrounds to understand the advanced scientific methods used to investigate archaeological materials and aims to form highly specialized professional experts in the emerging field of Archaeometry and Cultural Heritage materials.


University of Evora (Portugal)

  • Nick Schiavon
  • Antonio Candeias
  • Cristina Barrocas Dias

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)

  • Panagiotis Spathis
  • Eleni Pavlidou
  • Vassilios Melfos

Sapienza University of Rome

  • Donatella Magri
  • Emanuela Borgia
  • Mary Anne Tafuri

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Online Applications are available only at the following link:




180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Student profileThe ARCHMAT Program is open to excellent candidates holding a Bachelor’s degree (I cycle equivalent - 180 ECTS) from either Science (Physics, Earth Sciences, Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Engineering) or Humanities (Archaeology, Conservation Science, Cultural Heritage Studies, Architecture, Art History) backgrounds. Scholarships may be available.

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.
  • University fee
  • Summer school
  • Course exams
  • Thesis project
  • Local language support
  • Two-year Student Insurance 
  • Administrative expenditures
  • Laboratory Analytical Costs

Living costs for Roma

850 - 1450 EUR /month
Living costs

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


The awarding of a limited number of EU funded scholarships to top ranked candidates to attend the 2022-2024 edition  of the ARCHMAT program is pending evaluation by the EACEA agency of the European Commission of an application for renewed funding submitted by the ARCHMAT Consortium whose result is expected to be published in August 2022.

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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