- Credits: 60 credits
- Price: Please check with the coordinating university
Throughout history the Mediterranean has been the backdrop for a continuous series of contacts, exchanges and multiple synergies that have had a direct influence on the societies that have grown up in this common geographical area. Given the number of cultures flourishing on the shores of the Mediterranean, it is appropriate to refer to a community, area or broad cultural region or, to use the Greek term, a Mediterranean koiné.
The inter-university Master's Degree in the Mediterranean in Antiquity (offered in Catalan and Spanish by the Open University of Catalonia, the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares) aims to train professionals who know and can handle data, procedures and critical, reflexive and interpretative analysis techniques regarding the world's different cultures. This training, designed to provide sufficient and validated knowledge, must enable students to skilfully develop their own solutions to the problem areas that derive from the, often ambiguous and complex, study and comprehension of the Mediterranean in antiquity. The aim is to promote competences in professional research practice in this field of study. Therefore, this master's degree's syllabus approaches the subject from historical, archaeological, anthropological and philological angles, including the complex analysis of resources related to all fields of human activity (technology, religion, literary production, conception of space, administrative and governmental organisation, etc.) and pertinent to the cultural development of ancient societies.
Although the master's degree in The Mediterranean in Antiquity does attract the attention of a variety of different profiles, its curricular design aims to meet the interests of professionals in antiquity, such as archaeologists and historians and those with a degree in classical studies, the humanities, Egyptology or cultural management, as well as professionals from more general areas and graduates interested in the historical and archaeological heritage of the ancient world.
Coordinator university:Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Participating universitiesUniversitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Universidad de Alcalà