Postgraduate course of the University of the Aegean
Department of Mediterranean Studies
“Archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean: Greece, Egypt and the Near East”

The postgraduate course “Archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean: Greece, Egypt and the Near East”, of the University of the Aegean (GG 1930/17.07.2014) will be accepting students for the academic year 2014-2015. This course will award a master of arts in: “Archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean”.

Students with a Bachelor’s degree from the same university (direct entry) can enroll in this postgraduate course, as can graduates from all Greek universities of a relevant field of study: humanities, educational, social and political science. Likewise, graduates from recognized overseas institutions as well as graduates from Technological Educational Institutes of a related field are accepted.

The duration of this postgraduate course is set to three semesters.

The number of students admitted to the course, per academic year, is restricted to a maximum of 30 participants.

Course and syllabus design

The total of ECTS credits needed for the completion of this master of arts amounts to 90 credits. In the first and second semester, students are expected to satisfactorily complete four obligatory taught modules and one (1) elective, chosen from two (2) available modules offered per semester. Each module counts for six (6) ECTS credits. The third semester is dedicated to writing a dissertation (30 ECTS). Students are also obliged to participate in a postgraduate training which lasts 15-30 days in the current fields of research, at any time during the third semester.

The type of training offered, for example participation in an excavation, surface research, laboratory training, museum training, research planning in the archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean, etc will be chosen at the end of the second semester. The languages in which the modules are taught are Greek and English and the schedule is as follows:

First semester

Module Code and title
Y-1 Cultural relations amongst the people of the Eastern Mediterranean during the Bronze Age. (ECTS 6)
Y-2 Cyprus and the Near East: selective issues of transcultural relations (ECTS 6)
Y-3 Egyptian hieroglyphics I: Inscriptions and literary sources of the Middle Kingdom (ECTS 6)
Y-4 Literary sources of the political and economic relations in the Mediterranean: Archaic and Classical period (ECTS 6)

Elective Modules (ONE of TWO)
E-1 Archaeology of the Egyptian Religion: its effects on the religious and philosophical systems in Late Antiquity in the Mediterranean (ECTS 6)
E-2 Coins as archaeological evidence (ECTS 6)
Total of ECTS credits: 30

Second semester

Module code and title
Y-5 Art and technology in the palatial societies of the Eastern Mediterranean (ECTS 6)
Y-6 8th-6th century B.C.: the hellenization of the Mediterranean through archaeological evidence (ECTS 6)
Y-7 Egyptian hieroglyphics II: Inscriptions and literary sources of the New Kingdom (ECTS 6)
Y-8 Literary sources of the political and economic relations in the Mediterranean: the Hellenistic period (ECTS 6)

Elective Modules (ONE of TWO)
E-3 History and coinages of the Cypriot kingdoms: the influence from the east (ECTS 6)
E-4 New technologies in archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean: research matters (ECTS 6)
Total of ECTS credits: 30

Third semester

Postgraduate training (ECTS 6)
The dissertation (ECTS 24)

Register your interest/ Application

Contact us at:
Tel: 2241099340-1, 2241099338
email: Rhodes_PMS_EastArch@aegean.gr