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The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master in Archaeological Materials Science (ARCHMAT) is a 2-years (120 ECTS) fully joint Program focusing on the application of scientific techniques to the study and conservation of archaeological assets. It is delivered by a consortium of 3 Degree-awarding HEIs from Portugal (Universidade de Evora), Greece (Aristotle University Thessaloniki) and Italy (Sapienza Università di Roma) and a satellite network of EU (Portugal, Greece, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium) and non-EU (Israel, China, Brazil, Colombia and Thailand) academic and non-academic associated partners of 8 HEIs, 4 Museums, 3 Research Laboratories, 3 SMEs, 1 National Governmental Institution, 1 Civil Society Organization, 1 ENIC-NARIC Agency.


At system level, ARCHMAT raises awareness on the importance of preserving archaeological assets in Europe and worldwide. At institutional level, ARCHMAT reinforces the internationalization strategy and foster the adoption of the European Approach for Quality Assurance. At individual level, ARCHMAT forms professionals equipped with the multisectoral and transversal knowledge, competences, and skills necessary to enrol in PhDs or develop a career in the private (Restoration/Conservation SMEs, private profession) or public sector (Museums and Cultural Heritage National and International Institutions) in the broad Cultural Heritage research field.


A compulsory mobility track Portugal-Greece-Italy is envisaged for the first 3 semesters with the 4th semester dedicated to Theses. ARCHMAT Associated partners complement the curriculum by providing theoretical/practical/field seminars/workshops and by co-hosting internships for ARCHMAT Theses. The curriculum includes modules in transversal skills including Project Management, IT tools, Entrepreneurship and Scientific writing. Upon successful completion, a Joint ARCHMAT Degree diploma is delivered


Call for online applications for each edition of the ARCHMAT EMJM are published on the dedicated website in November each year with deadline in March of the following year (see How to Apply) The start of each edition of the ARCHMAT EMJM is scheduled in the second half of September of the same year.