Official master's degree in Prehistory, Antiquity and the Middle Ages

Fosters the design and development of advanced research projects and training in digital resources and scientific analysis in prehistoric archaeology and ancient and medieval history

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

Ideal student profile

The Master's degree is addressed to university graduates from the field of History, Archaeology and Classical Studies interested in acquiring the training needed to become highly qualified researchers in Prehistory, Antiquity or the Middle Ages. This programme is therefore aimed at those with an interest in historical and archaeological research and for professionals working in the fields of recovery, management and dissemination of historical and archaeological heritages. You must have a capacity for innovation, organisation, time management, communication, and for interdisciplinary and team work.

Basic skills

  • Use acquired knowledge as a basis for originality in the application of ideas, often in a research context.
  • Continue the learning process, to a large extent autonomously
  • Solve problems in new or little-known situations within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to the field of study.
  • Integrate knowledge and use it to make judgements in complex situations, with incomplete information, while keeping in mind social and ethical responsibilities.
  • Communicate and justify conclusions clearly and unambiguously to both specialised and non-specialised audiences.

Specific skills

  • Critically analyse the theoretical and methodological standpoints that have guided research in prehistory, ancient history and medieval history.
  • Analyse a particular historical and/or archaeological problem area in prehistory, antiquity or the Middle Ages.
  • Use the typical categories and vocabulary used in research and dissemination of prehistory, antiquity, and the Middle Ages.
  • Choose and apply the most efficient methods and techniques at each stage of the historical or archaeological research being conducted.
  • Define, design, plan and draw up an original unpublished research project on history or archaeology, following the established academic and scientific parameters.
  • Discuss and compare scientific opinions and issues in open academic debate.
  • Correctly present historical research results orally or in writing.
  • Use the auxiliary philological sciences in the approach to textual sources related to specific periods and issues in ancient and medieval history.

Cross-curricular skills

  • Analyse and summarise information from a critical perspective.
  • Work independently: solving problems and taking decisions.
  • Work in interdisciplinary teams.
  • Organise, plan and manage research work.