The program aims to provide its students with the systematic knowledge, critical thinking, and communication skills required to assess the archaeological record as professional researchers or specialists.
While ideal for archaeology graduates, this program is also suitable for those with a degree in humanities, classics and other related subjects, who wish to prepare for doctoral research, to pursue a career in commercial archaeology, the museum sector, or the heritage industry at large. Graduates with no background knowledge but with strong motivation to acquire an overview of the wider issues that are related to the archaeology of Greece and Eastern Mediterranean archaeology are welcome, too.
The program is taught entirely in English, and focuses on the archaeology of Greece, the wider area of the Aegean, Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean, including Mesopotamia.
Modules combine an in-depth, systematic account of the evidence, the methodologies, and the current debates on Greek and Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology. Themes of interest range from the emergence of the Minoan and Mycenaean palaces and the great empires of the eastern Mediterranean, such as the Hittites and the Assyrians, to the formation and decline of the Greek city-state (the polis), the rise of Alexander the Great, the world of the East Mediterranean during the time of his successors, including the perception and importance of Greek and Eastern Mediterranean heritage today.