The taught part of the program consists of three core and three optional modules (10 ECTS each). The 15,000-20,000 word dissertation is on a subject of the student’s choice, supervised by a member of staff (15 ECTS). Fall semester is devoted to the three core modules, Spring semester to the optional modules, and the summer period is devoted to dissertation research and writing-up (dissertation submission deadline: 30 September).
- The Archaeology of Bronze Age Aegean
- The Visual Cultures of Classical Greece
- Key Themes in Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology
- Minoan Civilization
- The Archaeology of Mycenaean Greece
- Cyprus in the Bronze Age: from insularity to interaction
- The Great Kingdoms in the Eastern Mediterranean from the Bronze Age to the Early Iron Age
- Ancient Greek Sculpture
- Attic pottery of the Archaic and Classical period
- The Architecture of the Fourth Century B.C. The Great Classics
All courses include day trips to archaeological sites and museums within Athens and its environs; besides these, students are expected to participate in the following field trips around Greece (13 days of field trips in total):
- Prehistoric Mycenae, the Archaeological Museum of Nauplion and ancient Epidaurus (two days).
- The great sanctuary sites of Isthmia, Nemea, Olympia and Delphi (two days)
- The Macedonian sites of Vergina, Pella and Dion (two days)
- The Cyclades: the sites and museum of Naxos and the Prehistoric town of Akrotiri in Santorini (three days).
- Knossos and other major Minoan sites on Crete (four days).
Each module is assessed by a 3,500-5,000 word essay. Additional types of assignment, such as oral presentations, shorter essays and/or written exams may apply to specific modules.