The ARCHMAT curriculum is illustrated in the table below (click on individual curricular unit to see respective detailed program)

In the first semester of ARCHMAT, the first 9 ECTS will act as introductory ones and will follow two paths according to the student's original educational background, i.e. Introductory Science courses to Humanities students and Introductory Archaeology Courses to Science students. See detailed ARCHMAT program table below for details

The remaining ECTS will be earned by successful attending highly specialized courses with progressing complexity and laboratory workload involvement in Archaeology and Archaeometry focusing on three different historical periods: a) Prehistory-Megalithic (University of Evora), b) Greek (Aristotle University Thessaloniki) and c) Roman (University of Rome La Sapienza) classical periods

The first year will be divided into two semesters (30 ECTS each): first one in UE, second one in AUTH. At the end of the first year, a 2 weeks summer school (4 ECTS) will be organized at AUTH where all partners of the Consortium will participate and contribute to. In this way, by the end of the first year, the students will have had the opportunity to meet lecturers from all partners of the ARCHMAT Consortium and gained an overview of their respective areas of expertise that will help them to formulate early plans where to focus their interests in view of the final Master thesis work. In this respect, the possible Master thesis subjects will be communicated to the students during the summer school or immediately afterwards. The second year is split into two semesters (30 ECTS each): in the third semester students will follow Theoretical, Laboratory and Seminar curriculum units at UNIROMA1. The fourth semester in UE or UNIROMA1 or AUTH will be devoted to master thesis work. Thesis work preparation will start from the first semester and continue through the second and third where introductory courses will be given (Introductory to Thesis I, II, and III) training students with all aspects involved in thesis work (including linguistic skills through classes in English for Specific Purpose). The Thesis project will be conducted in collaboration between one of the three full members and at least one associated member and could involve a placement period at one of the associated partners institutions. Each student will be assigned a tutor for the master thesis project from one of three core Universities (UE, AUTH or UNIROMA1) which can have the assistance of one co-Tutor from one of the non-degree awarding associated members according to the needs of the collaborative project chosen

First semester (Evora)

Students with History, Archaeology, Conservation Bachelor degrees Students with Physical Science (Chemistry,Physics, Earth Sciences) or Biology Bachelor degree All Students
Basic Aspects of Science applied to Archaeology and Cultural Heritage
Archaeology – Culture and Context
Methods and Techniques of Archaeological Excavation
Digital Techniques for modelling and visualization of archaeological data
Introduction to Archaeometry
Megalithic Culture
Theoretical, Practical and Field Seminars on Archaeometry Case Studies I
Introduction to Thesis I

Second semester (Thessaloniki)

All Students
Greek Archaeology — 4 ECTS
Advanced Scientific Methods in Archaeometry — 6 ECTS
Preventive Conservation of Archaeological sites — 6 ECTS
Theoretical ,Practical and Field Seminars on Archaeometry Case Studies II — 5 ECTS
ARCHMAT Summer School — 4 ECTS
Introduction to Thesis II — 5 ECTS

Third Semester (Rome)

All Students
Methods and Techniques of Archaeological Research — 5 ECTS
Laboratory of Archaeometry — 5 ECTS
Advanced Chemical Methods in Archaeological Materials Science — 5 ECTS
Archaeometry: dating methods and statistical data processing — 5 ECTS
Theoretical, Practical and Field Seminars on Archaeometry Case Studies III — 5 ECTS
Introduction to Thesis III — 5 ECTS

Fourth Semester (Evora or Thessaloniki or Rome)

All Students
Thesis Work on a Collaborative Project between at the least two consortium Institutions and/or Associated members selected during the ARCHMAT Summer School scheduled at the end of the first year

All courses in the table above are mandatory. Please note that there will be no optative pathways


Lectures, Practical and Laboratory classes will be delivered by academic staff at each ARCHMAT partner Institution. Seminars by invited scholars selected amongst the top world experts in the field of Archaeometry, Conservation Science and Cultural Heritage Research will occasionally be delivered


The teaching language will be English although some units may be partly offered in French


After the completion of the 90 ECTS (3 semesters) and 30 ECTS of the Master thesis, a Joint EM Master degree will be awarded by the three full partners (UE-AUTH-UNIROMA1) together with a Joint Diploma supplement signed by all ARCHMAT partners, full and associated. A The Diploma Supplement will describe the nature, level, context, content and status of the studies; an overview of the curriculum that were pursued and successfully completed by the individual named on the original qualification to the diploma supplement will be appended together with info regarding the Portuguese, Italian and Greek higher education systems

Universidade de Evora: the ARCHMAT joint degree will correspond to the curriculum "Ciencia dos Materiais Arqueologicos" within the "Mestrado em Arqueologia e Ambiente"
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki: the ARCHMAT joint degree will correspond to a curriculum in "Archaeological Materials Sciences" within the Master course in Physicochemical Methods for the Diagnosis of Corruption in Monuments and Artefacts of Cultural Interest"
Sapienza Universita Roma: the ARCHMAT joint degree will correspond to a curriculum in "Scienza dei Materiali Archeologici" within the "Laurea Magistrale in Scienze e tecnologie per la Conservazione e il Restauro"