Programme of MA studies

Bioarchaeology and archaeological science

Overview

We offer in-depth training in excavation of human and animal remains as well as courses in osteology, bone taphonomy and archaeological chemistry. Our lecturers have substantial fieldwork experience in various areas of the Near East and specialist lectures and classes will be accompanied by the general curriculum in the archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Near East.

 

Our graduates will become professional excavators of cemeteries and animal bone deposits, with training in osteology being sufficient for fieldwork macroscopic analyses of human remains, including sex and age assessment, basic palaeopathology, stress markers, metric measurements and basic odontology. They will be able to place results of bioarchaeological research in a wider historical and ecological context, as well as to carry out various kinds of more specific laboratory research.

Programme

1st year (60 ECTS)

The following courses are scheduled for the first year: two seminars (120 hrs, 18 ECTS), 60 hrs of a general lecture (to be selected from the list available for a specific year, 3 ECTS), 60 hrs of a monographic lecture (4 ECTS), 120 hrs of facultative courses (12 ECTS), two obligatory courses (90 hrs, 7 ECTS), 200 hrs of archaeological excavations (16 ECTS). 

The list of available courses is presented each year in a course schedule.


Printable version of the MA 1st year programme

2nd year (60 ECTS)

The following courses are scheduled for the first year: two seminars (120 hrs, 18 ECTS), 60 hrs of a general lecture (to be selected from the list available for a specific year, 3 ECTS), 120 hrs of a monographic lecture (8 ECTS), 60 hrs of facultative courses (6 ECTS), 30 hrs of archaeological survey (2 ECTS), writing of MA dissertation (23 ECTS). 

The list of available courses is presented each year in a course schedule.

 

PLEASE NOTE: In case of small number of students the general programme may be modified each year. Students who are interested in other areas of archaeology, may be allowed to enroll to some of our Polish seminars as external students. Some facultative courses and monographic lectures may be available in bi-annual system. Please consult the administrative office (archaeology.studies@uw.edu.pl) and Head of the English Studies dr Agnieszka Tomas (agnieszka.tomas@uw.edu.pl) if you would like to modify the schedule planned for the next semester.


Printable version of the MA 2nd year programme

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