Master's Degree in Classical Archaeology

Master of Arts in Classical Archaeology


The Master’s Degree in Classical Archaeology represents a great innovation among Italian universities courses. The renowned studies in Archaeology of Rome Sapienza University are combined with the online tools of Unitelma Sapienza University which provides Italian and international users with an exclusive and prestigious training project. This Master's Degree is an inter-university degree awarded jointly by the two partner universities.

The Master's Degree in Classical Archaeology aims at providing a thorough training in the field of Classical Archaeology. In particular, through a didactic methodology combining both traditional (archaeological, linguistic-philological, artistic) and innovative resources (applying the most advanced methods to the knowledge of the material culture), intends to train the second level graduates in archaeological and historical skills.

Career Opportunities

The graduate in Classical Archaeology will be able to collaborate with public and private Institutions concerned with the protection and management of national and international archaeological and cultural heritage.  The student will be qualified to take on the direction of international cooperation projects and programs for the promotion of the archaeological assets of non-European countries and the enhancement of the cultural resources and touristic purposes; join the Local Bodies for which a wide mandate is expected in the management and enhancement of Cultural Heritage.

Program overview

The Master’s degree program is in English and follows Unitelma Sapienza e-learning model. The student is required to complete fieldwork apprenticeship held in Rome or in another archaeological site agreed upon with the course board directors. The exams will be held exclusively at Unitelma Sapienza headquarters in Rome. 

Course program

For a detailed program of the Master, please refer to the following study plan.

Study plan


Students enrolled in the Master’s degree in Classical Archaeology are required to carry out a curricular traineeship in order to complete and obtain the degree.

Fieldwork experience at excavation sites, archaeological parks, museums, or laboratories is a vital element to create experience combining study and work through practical training activities facilitating professional choices for a future career.

The period of curricular traineeship is determined by the number of University Credits established in the study plan. Each University Credit corresponds to 25 hours of training. Once completed the traineeship, the student must submit to the University the Traineeship Certificate.

The Certificate is in the form of an online questionnaire. Once completed, the student will automatically receive a copy via email.
This Certificate needs to be signed by the host institution, and subsequently, the student must send it back  as a pdf document to the email address

The pdf document must be named exclusively with student’s surname and first name (“”).
The University records and updates student’s records with the Credits (CFU) obtained during traineeship within 30 days from the submission of the signed documentation.

Training activities 2020

Traineeship Certificate


Enrollments are open throughout the year with no time limit. One can follow lessons, book exams, print certificates and connect with Unitelma Sapienza 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, from any computer, tablet, and smartphone. The enrollment fee is € 2.300,00 per year + € 140,00 per year for regional student tax + € 16,00 for stamp duty that can be paid in three installments:

  1. € 856,00 (€ 700,00 + € 140,00 for regional student tax + € 16,00 of stamp duty)
  2. € 800,00 to be paid within 60 days after the previous payment
  3. € 800,00 to be paid within 60 days after the previous payment

For associate members of Unitelma Sapienza the enrollment total fee is € 1.800,00 per year + € 140,00 per year for regional student tax + stamp duties that can be paid in three installments.

Additional fees includes:

  • € 300,00 for degree fee + € 32,00 for stamp duties for Master’s degree diploma to be paid at the end of the second year
  • € 200,00 + € 16,00 for stamp duty to be paid only in case of renunciation of studies

Admission requirements

The enrolment to the Master's Degree requires the completion of an undergraduate degree, obtained after a minimum of 3 years of study (180 ECTS).

Enrolment into the Master's Degree is possible at any time of the academic year.

Fill the following contact form or send an email to in order to verify your compliance with the Master’s Degree admission requirements. Please enclose in your inquire the following supporting documents:

  • Copy of the Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree (in English);
  • If not available in English, translation of the above document into Italian;
  • “Declaration of Value”
  • Certificate of Secondary School

The Declaration of Value is an information document describing the qualification awarded to a given person by an institution belonging to an education system other than the Italian system. It generally contains the following information:

  • legal status and nature of the issuing institution;
  • access requirements for the programme leading to the academic degree;
  • legal duration of the study programme and/or overall commitment required in terms of credits or hours;
  • academic and/or professional value of the degree in the Country where it has been issued.

The Declaration of Value is an official document issued by the Italian Diplomatic Representation (Consulate or Embassy) in the country where the academic degree has been issued.

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Total fee per year
2 456,00 €