Official Master's Degree in Prehistory, Antiquity and the Middle Ages


The master's degree in Prehistory, Antiquity and the Middle Ages is aimed primarily at graduates in History, Art History, Classical Studies, Anthropology, Biology and Geology.
It is made up of 60 ECTS credit and divided into two specialisations:  Prehistoric Archaeology and Antiquity and the Middle Ages.
The contents of the degree were renewed recently and the titles of the modules were adapted to the most recent trends in research. In this sense, students will receive a greater amount of training in digital resources available to archaeology and master the use of highly specialised techniques (specialisation in Prehistoric Archaeology), reinforce the handling of original written and archeaological documents, as well as focus particularly on the research line dedicated to conquests, migrations and landscapes (specialisation in Antiquity and the Middle Ages). A work placement module has also been incorporated and the Master's Dissertation module is now worth more credits.

The main objective of the master's degree is to develop the skills needed to acquire advanced knowledge in the field of prehistory, history, and ancient and medieval archaeology, and the study of classical and medieval texts. The programme's training is made up of both technical and methodological aspects and the most recent international research topics in archaeology, historiography and philology.

The master's degree approach aims to help students develop their research capacities as well as acquire useful resources for a diversity of professional fields open to graduates of these types of studies, such as archaeologists, historians and philologists. That is why great importance is given to active participation in class and to the high level of practical contents. At the same time, the master's degree includes work placements which permit students to develop the professional and research methods and techniques worked in class, as well as provide the tools needed to complete their Master's Dissertation. This final project is a highly significant part of the master's degree given that it aims to guarantee that students are capable of working through all the steps when developing a research project.

The study plans currently available on the website correspond to the 2017/18 academic year. New study plans will be made available in July. Here you can view a description of the structure and contents of the master's degree modules.

Coordinator (Specialisation in Prehistoric Archaeology):
Miquel Molist

Assistant Coordinator (Specialisation in Antiquity and the Middle Ages):
Helena Kirchner


Career options

The main career options once you have graduated from the master's degree in Prehistory, Antiquity and the Middle Ages are:
  • Research, protection, conservation and dissemination of historical-archaeological heritage (archaeological fieldwork, management of archeological heritage, ,useums, cultural foundations, archaeological sites, archives, etc.).
  • Teaching of subjects related to history and archaeology, as well as languages.
  • Collaboration with mass media and publishing houses.
  • Cultural assessment for different types of institutions or the public administration in general.
  • Management of both public and private international projects.
  • Lecturing or working in resesarch at universities or research centres.

Teaching timetable

Foreign and exchange students

Official UAB

25 places
Classroom-based learning
Credits: 60 ECTS
Beginning of the pre-enrolment period 12/01/2018
See the calendar
Pre-enrolment open
Price: €46.11 per credit (EU citizens and non-EU holding a Spanish residence permit). 2017/18 Academic year.
€66 per credit (non-EU citizens who do not hold a Spanish residence permit). 2018/19 Academic year.
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Language: Catalan and Spanish

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