Balkan and Eastern Mediterranean Archeology

Short presentation of the programme:

The online MA program takes four semesters and lasts two years.

You should come two times (in June in the first and in the second year) to Sofia for in person applied lab work courses. Before or after the lab courses in Sofia you should participate in four weeks of fieldwork offered in partnership with the Balkan Heritage Foundation (www.bhfieldschool.org/program). The field school fees are included in the MA program fees (except for the Underwater archaeology field school). For details please refer to the Field & Labwork section. Participation in other projects (not organized by the Balkan Heritage Foundation and NBU) is possible after authorization by the Program Board.

Our online MA program presents a mix of specialized courses on the archaeology of Southeastern Europe, and the Eastern Mediterranean, as well as more generalized courses covering important topics in archaeological method and theory. Our aim is for students graduating from the program to be able to conduct archaeological research worldwide. Many of our courses prepare students for archaeological fieldwork, although others, such as Geographic Information Systems and Reflectance Transformation Imaging, are broadly applicable also to fields outside archaeology.

The online education form provides students with access to an international group of professors from Great Britain, the USA, Denmark and other countries, allowing program participants to engage with diverse perspectives and research traditions across continents.

Upon successful completion of the MA program, students will have the necessary qualifications for the following jobs: archaeologist, museum curator, cultural heritage manager, field archaeology manager, field archaeology technician.

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Balkan and Eastern Mediterranean Archeology

Major and professional qualification:

Major: Archaeology
Qualification: MA in archaeology

Practical training courses:

One of the outstanding features of the Graduate program in Balkan and Eastern Mediterranean archaeology is the rich choice of archaeology and restoration projects.

Together with the Balkan Heritage Fieldschool we offer archaeological projects in four countries (Greece, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Bulgaria) covering prehistory, Greek and Roman antiquity, Late Antiquity, Byzantine, and post-Medieval times.

Beyond different time periods and countries, we offer also a plethora of topics such as Computational photography & Reflection transformation imaging (RTI), Photogrammetry and GIS.

For more details please refer to https://bema-archaeologyprogram.nbu.bg/en

Graduate Student Competencies:

Upon successful completion of the MA program, students will have the necessary qualifications for the following jobs: archaeologist, museum curator, cultural heritage manager, field archaeology manager, field archaeology technician.

Graduation:

Students graduate after successful passing their online and lab applied classes as well as two campaigns of fieldwork in archaeology and heritage conservation and a successful defense of their MA thesis.

For more details please refer to https://bema-archaeologyprogram.nbu.bg/en

Occupation and possible positions:

Upon successful completion of the MA program, students will have the necessary qualifications for the following jobs: archaeologist, museum curator, cultural heritage manager, field archaeology manager, field archaeology technician.

Department :

Archeology