The structure of the ARCHMAT EMJMD academic curriculum is as follows:
● In the first semester at UEVORA, 30 ECTS will be delivered: 24 ECTS by host Institution lecturers (UEVORA) and 6 ECTS (belonging to the Theoretical, Practical and Field seminars: Case studies on Archaeometry I) will be delivered by lecturers/seminars/field workshops from associated HEI and Research partners (UBU, ICMA/CSIC, UGENT, BGU), by visiting scholars from outside institutions and via the participation of the students to International scientific meetings on the field of Archaeometry in respect of the academic schedule and planning at the host Institution. In particular the following workshops/Field visits are envisaged: "Management and Conservation of archaeological sites" (led by BGU+CHCC+ARC); "Atapuerca and Human Evolution (led by UBU); Raman Spectroscopy applied to archaeological materials (led by UGENT), Applications of Laser Technologies to Cultural Heritage materials (led by ICMA/CSIC). The ECTS assignment to Seminar, Workshops and Practical Activities will be subjected to a joint decision by the ARCHMAT Consortium Board at the start of each academic year.
● In the second semester at AUTH, 30 ECTS will be delivered: 25 ECTS by host institution lecturers (AUTH) and 5 ECTS belonging to the Theoretical, Practical and Field seminars: Case studies on Archaeometry II will be delivered by lecturers from associated HEI and Research partners (UAPV, UNIPA, ORM), visiting scholars and participation to International Scientific Meetings. The ECTS assignment to Seminar, Workshops and Practical Activities will be subjected to a joint decision by the ARCHMAT Consortium Board at the start of each academic year.
At the end of the second semester, a 1week summer school (4 ECTS) will be organized where all partners of the Consortium (including associated ones) will participate and contribute to (either in person or via IT videoconference tools). 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.
● In the third semester at UNIROMA1, 30 ECTS will be delivered: 24 ECTS by lecturers of the host institution (UNIROMA1) and 6 ECTS belonging to the Introduction to Thesis and Practical Seminars will be delivered by lecturers from associated HEI (POLITO, MAE-USP) and NGO/CSO and SMEs partners (FF, WATCH, ARC), by visiting scholars and by participation to International Scientific meetings. The ECTS assignment to Seminar,Workshops and Practical Activities will be subjected to a joint decision by the ARCHMAT Consortium Boardat the start of each academic year.
● The fourth semester will be spent in UEVORA or UNIROMA1 or AUTH and will be devoted to the master thesis work. The thesis work will be conducted in collaboration between at least one of the 3 degree awarding institutions and one or more of the associated partners, involving an internship period at any of the associated partners institutions including Museums (MEH, MUCIV, CAL, MAE-USP, ISJ). Any internship period will be implemented under the direct supervision of one of the consortium partner HEIs and will be earning ECTS credits for the student involved depending on the duration of the internship period (indicatively 5 ECTS/month). Each student will be assigned a tutor for the master thesis project from one of three core Universities (UEVORA, AUTH or UNIROMA1) which will 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.
The general structure of the academic programme is illustrated in the table below:
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
|Theoretical, Practical and Field Seminars on Archaeometry Case Studies I
|Introduction to Thesis I
Second semester (Thessaloniki)
|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)
|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)
|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 Multiple EMJMD Master degree will be awarded by the three full partners (UEVORA-AUTH-UNIROMA1) together with a Joint Diploma supplement signed by all ARCHMAT partners. The Diploma Supo urgentplement 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, The ARCHMAT EMJMD is fully integrated within the accredited degree catalogues of the partners, delivering a Multiple National degrees accredited by the National accreditation agencies in Portugal, Greece and Italy as follows:
Universidade de Evora: the ARCHMAT degree corresponds to a curriculum in "Ciencia de Materiais Arqueologicos" within the "Mestrado em Arqueologia e Ambiente" (Despacho n.º 5447/2013, published in the Diário da República, 2.ª série — N.º 79 — 23 /04/2013).
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki: the ARCHMAT degree corresponds to the "Master Course in Archaeological Materials Sciences-ARCHMAT" (Greek Government Official Gazette n. 2732 – 13th October 2014).
Sapienza Universita Roma: the ARCHMAT degree corresponds to the "Laurea Magistrale in Scienze e Tecnologie per la Conservazione dei Beni Culturali" (Laurea Magistrale -Master- DM n. 438 of 15/06/2016)
A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) has already been signed between the legal representatives of all 3 ARCHMAT degree-awarding Members of the EMJMD Consortium committing to deliver an accredited ARCHMAT joint Master Degree single diploma.