University Master's Degree in Prehistoric Archaeology

The UAB offers the only master's degree specialising in Prehistoric Archaeology in Spain. It prioritises hands-on, interdisciplinary training, and forming part of research teams of renowned excellence.

Content Official Master's Degree in Prehistoric Archaeology

Basic skills

  • Knowledge and understanding that provide a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and / or applying ideas, often in a research context.
  • That the students can apply their knowledge and their ability to solve problems in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study.
  • That students are able to integrate knowledge and handle complexity and formulate judgments based on information that was incomplete or limited, include reflecting on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments.
  • Present information, ideas, problems and solucions to both specialists and non-specialists.
  • That students have the learning skills that enable them to continue studying in a way that will be largely self-directed or autonomous.

Specific skills

  • Recognise present-day challenges in the study of prehistoric archaeology.
  • Recognise and use suitable theoretical and methodological concepts for the design, planning and execution of projects on prehistoric archaeological sites and materials.
  • Design research projects on prehistoric archaeological sites and materials.
  • Analyse and extract significant scientific information from archaeological materials and from the results of specialist scientific studies.
  • Combine findings from different programmes of specialist analysis, identifying any contradictions and drawing conclusions.
  • Present the findings of prehistoric archaeology projects to different types of audience: specialists and non-specialists.
  • Manage research projects in prehistoric archaeology.

Cross-curricular skills

  • Critically analyse a scientific problem area on the basis of specific evidence and documents.
  • Develop original contributions within the framework of theoretical research and practical applications.
  • Show rigour, responsibility and quality in research and dissemination work.
  • Recognise and judge the social consequences of your own work, taking diversity in gender, identity and culture into account.
  • Work both individually and in multidisciplinary teams.