Archaeology MA

Title

Archaeology MA

Degree

Archaeologist

Type

Degree program

Level

Master

Accreditation number

FNYF/1419-3/2020.

Language

English

Duration

4 semesters (2 years)

ECTS credits

120

Minimum number of students

2

Maximum number of students

30

Short description

The goal of the program is to train professionals who are capable of practicing archaeology with their acquired general knowledge in archaeology and in selected specializations. The program provides comprehensive knowledge of a number of fields in the archaeology of Central Europe and Eurasia. It focuses on topics such as the archaeology of rituals, the archaeology of art, styles and identities, the archaeology of war, the archaeology of feasts and food, social archaeology, the archaeology of death, trade, transport and mobility. Graduates will gain proficiency in independently exploring and evaluating archaeological sources and sites, and managing museum collections. In addition to the archaeological material, they will acquire familiarity with other areas of cultural heritage and will be prepared to carry out basic tasks related to cultural heritage in all institutions in charge of unearthing, protection, processing and presentation of cultural heritage. They will have the knowledge necessary to fill the position of archaeological museologist in public collections. They will be prepared to continue their studies within a Ph.D. program.

This program is recommended to applicants who

  • would like to acquire general knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of archaeological work.
  • would like to specialize in the archaeology of the geographic and cultural region of the Middle Danube Basin.
  • would like to broaden their knowledge of the classical world, the Ancient Near East and Central Asia.
  • would like to acquire the necessary skills in the following fields: , archaeozoology, s, aals
  • who would like to pursue their doctoral studies in archaeology at ELTE.

This program enables students to

The program is aimed at students who have at least a BSc degree in Archaeology or in a related field.

Specializations:

  • Archaeology of Prehistoric Europe and the Near East
  • Classical and Roman Archaeology
  • Early Medieval and Historical Archaeology
  • Archaeometry
  • Archaeological heritage
Strength of program

The Institute of Archaeological Sciences at ELTE University is one of the few European academic centres that provide a wide-ranging archaeological education and research covering the millennia from the Palaeolithic to the Early Modern Ottoman period, with a focus not only on Europe, but also on the Near East and Central Asia (http://regeszet.elte.hu). The Institute conducts excavations at the important settlements of Bibracte (France) and Grd-i Tle (Iraqi Kurdistan), as well as on the Neolithic site at Polgár and the Roman town of Brigetio in Hungary. The Institute coordinates the HistoGenes ERC Synergy Grant bioarchaeological project (2020–2026) and hosts the 28th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists in 2022. The Institute’s foreign-language book series and English-language journal offers an insight into its diverse academic activities (Dissertationes Pannonicae, Dissertationes Archaeologicae  (http://dissarch.elte.hu/index.php/dissarch). Most of the program’s lecturers have international teaching experience and they regularly held lectures on international conferences. The Institute’s researchers are involved in several international scientific collaborations. Several professors of the Institute are members of international scientific committees or honorary members of scientific organizations (e.g. DAI, ÖAW, Académie française). The archaeological training offered by Eötvös Loránd University is regularly among the best in international rankings.

Find the detailed structure of the program on the site of the Faculty.
Career opportunities

Graduate students will be prepared to manage archaeological museum collections, perform basic tasks related to archaeological heritage, and also to explore, protect, process and present the cultural heritage. They will be qualified for a career as researchers, lecturers, archaeologists-museologists of public collections or a position in the public administration dealing with archaeological heritage. Our graduates will be able to apply for Ph.D. studies either at Eötvös Loránd University or anywhere in the world.

Job examples
  • archaeologist in a museum (museologist of public collections)
  • archaeologist in a researcher institute
  • archaeologist in a private company
  • lecturer
  • archaeologist in the public administration dealing with archaeological heritage
EU/EEA students
non-EU/EEA students
Tuition fee/semester

2,500 EUR

2,500 EUR

Application fee

150 EUR (non-refundable)

150 EUR (non-refundable)

Registration fee

-

-

Other costs

100 EUR (Entrance exam fee)

100 EUR (Entrance exam fee)

non-EU/EEA students
Tuition fee/semester

2,500 EUR

Application fee

150 EUR (non-refundable)

Registration fee

-

Other costs

100 EUR (Entrance exam fee)


Offered for the next academic year

Yes

Start program

06, Sep, 2021

Deadline for applications - September intake

30, Jun, 2021

Is there a February intake

No


Admission requirements

The application procedure includes 2 periods in order to give the applicants the freedom to submit their application when it’s most suitable for them. The applicants of each period have the same chance to get admittance for the programme. However, please note, that the Faculty of Humanities ELTE reserves the right to cancel the entrance periods in case the number of the admitted applicants reaches the limit during the previous entrance periods.

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a university bachelor’s (BA) degree in the fields listed below. Previously earned credits for entry into the program are acknowledged in full only in case of a BA degree in Archaeology or a BA degree in History specialized in Archaeology, or a BA degree in History with Archaeology specialization.

The educational and outcome requirements are defined by the Ministry of Human Capacities, Regulation No. 18/2016. (VIII. 5.). Details of the application and admission process are defined by the Organisational and Operational Regulations of ELTE.

Language requirements:

Non-native speakers of English must demonstrate a very good level of English-language skills. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam (the minimum recommended score is 550 on the paper-based exam (PBT) or 80 on the Internet-based exam (iBT) and the IELTS exams (with a recommended score of 6, and above) are preferred.

Documents to submit with application

Document

Comment

Secondary school certificate (graduation certificate)

Notarized copy only on request.

Bachelor-level degree

An official copy of your completed Bachelor degree

Transcript of records

 

CV

Curriculum Vitae including applicant’s previous achievements (scholarships, publications, conference presentations, cultural projects, business experience, voluntary work, etc.)

Motivation letter

A maximum of 500 words indicating why the applicant wishes to start the program, and what her special field of interest is.

Research work plan

A preliminary research proposal for a proposed thesis project with a study and research plan (detailed outline of your field of interest), a preliminary bibliography (indicating what the applicant has read already).

Copy of the main pages of the passport
(needs to be valid)

Scanned, in colour all personal details and expiry date must be shown. Passport must be valid.

Copy of application fee transfer

 

Copy of the Entrance exam fee transfer

 

Language certificate

Official test result or certificate must be provided;
see program specific proficiency requirements

 

Further comments (if needed)

Optional documents for admissions

  • Letter of Reference
    Also called “Letter of recommendation”: From a former instructor and/or employer
  • Letter of Authorization
    If the applicant uses the services of a non-contracted third party during the application process, a Letter of Authorization must be signed. Applications will not be processed without
Application procedure

Application deadlines

The deadline for application means the deadline of submission of the full and complete application package in the online system.

Period 1 for September intake: 01/02-15/04/2021 23:59 (CET)
Period 2 for September intake: 16/04-30/06/2021 23:59 (CET)

The application procedure includes 2 periods in order to give the applicants the freedom to submit their application when it’s most suitable for them. The applicants of each period have the same chance to get admittance for the programme. However, please note, that the Faculty of Humanities ELTE reserves the right to cancel the entrance periods in case the number of the admitted applicants reaches the limit during the previous entrance periods.

The application starts in the online application system. Students need to register in the system, fill in the online application form, upload the required documents and follow the instructions during the application process.
Applications will only be processed if the application fee (150 EUR; non-refundable) has been transferred to the Faculty’s bank account.
For further information and details about transferring the application fee please visit our Faculty’s website: btk.elte.hu/prospective-students-financial-issues

BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS OF OUR UNIVERSITY
IBAN Bank Account: HU 03 1003 2000 0142 6201 0000 0000
BIC/SWIFT code: HUSTHUHB
Name of the University: EÖTVÖS LORÁND UNIVERSITY, ELTE BTK
Address: 1088 Budapest, Múzeum krt. 4/a, Hungary
Name of the Bank: Hungarian State Treasury Ltd. (Magyar Államkincstár)
Address of the Bank: 1139 Budapest, Váci út 71.

PLEASE DO NOT MISS TO ADD IN THE MESSAGE SECTION:
Name of applicant
AY (for example: 2021/22/1)
The University’s sub-account number: AC9201/04

The programme is not available for Hungarian citizens.

Results and the official decision will be announced within a month after the entrance exam date, in the application system. For more information about the application procedures, please visit the Faculty's website.

Entrance examination and selection process:

When the university receives the full application package and it is checked by the Department of International Affairs an entrance exam date option will be sent no later than the application deadline for the relevant period. Please, check your messages in the application system, and the e-mail address that is linked to the account regularly. The applications are examined by the Admission Board no later than after each application period and applicants are notified of the outcome of the selection in the online application system after the decision is official. Admission letters are sent out in the online application system within a few days.

Procedure of the entrance examination:

The entrance exam contains a discussion about the motivation of the applicant. Successful applicants must have a good command of English to pass the entrance exam. The entrance exam can be taken in person or via Skype. Ranking is based on the overall evaluation of academic excellence (based on the submitted documents) and the results of the entrance exam.

Further details of selection and evaluation:

The ranking is based on a total evaluation of the academic excellence (based on the submitted documents) and the results of the entrance exam.

Program leader

Prof. Dr. Tivadar Vida
Head of Institute of Archaeological Studies

Admission
Department of International Affairs
International admission coordinator
E-Mail: admission@btk.elte.hu

Program coordinator

 

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