The Master’s programme Digital Heritage and Landscape Archaeology of the University of Cyprus is a unique postgraduate programme in the area of the E. Mediterranean that offers a concrete interdisciplinary academic course platform dealing with the application of spatial technologies and GeoInformatics in the wider domain of Digital Humanities. The programme will act as an interface between New Technologies and the Humanities, exposing students to the latest spatial technological developments, providing hands-on training to different instrumentation and software, promoting a critical perspective of their application in terms of addressing archaeological- and historical- oriented questions and opening a dialogue between different disciplines.
The particular knowledge and skills will equip students to deal successfully with the existing challenging conditions of the competitive job market in the humanities and provide them with a solid base of knowledge to continue their research at an even more advanced level.
The Master’s programme Digital Heritage and Landscape Archaeology contests the mainstream of the traditional graduate studies in the Humanities and it is targeting the following objectives:
Through the specific graduate programme, students will be able to:
Department: Department of History and Archaeology
Faculty: Faculty of Letters
Programme Name: Digital Heritage and Landscape Archaeology
Direction: Digital Heritage and Landscape Archaeology
Level of Qualification: 2nd Cycle (Master's Degree) [3 Semesters]
Mode of Study: Full time
Language of Instruction: English
Coordinator: Professor Apostolos Sarris
The Master’s programme
Digital Heritage and Landscape Archaeology
of the University of Cyprus is strongly supported
by the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation.
The number of places available are announced by the Graduate School with the eligibility criteria for candidates, as well as other required documents that must be attached to the application such as:• Bachelor’s degree from a recognised University.• Previous University education in a suitable subject (academic background) and grades of relevant degrees.• Letters of recommendation.• Personal interview and/or written examination (if provided by the Department’s internal rules).The Department may also set additional criteria and quality indicators such as:
Prospective students for the Digital Heritage and Landscape Archaeology must have completed an undergraduate degree in Archaeology, History, Anthropology, or other related fields of research (e.g. History of Art, Architecture, Geography, Geology, Topography, Environmental Sciences, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering).
Graduates of the University of Cyprus and Universities of Greece must have an undergraduate diploma with a cumulative grade of 6.5 or higher. The equivalent is required for graduates from other Universities.
Students must always advise the University's' Postgraduate Study Rules
Successful completion of the requirements of the Programme:
The programme can be completed in a minimum of 3 semesters and is credited with 90 ECTS.
During the first two semesters, 5 compulsories and 1 elective courses will be taught, three per semester. Each course is credited with 10 ECTS, so the maximum number of ECTS per semester is 30.
During the third semester, 1 elective course will be taught. In order to complete the remaining 20 ECTS, students have to conduct a Master thesis (20 ECTS) during the third semester.
During the summer semester, students will have the option to follow a “practical training in field archaeology” (ARC 615: 10 ECTS), which will be an elective.
The 250 hours of 10 ΕCTS* per course are allocated as follows:
* 1 ECTS = 25 working hours
Writing and defending the master’s thesis is credited with 20 ECTS, as follows:
Please advice Postgraduate Study Rules
The grading system is numerical, from 0 to 10 with increments of ½. The minimum passing grade is 5. The final grade of a graduate student is calculated as the grade point average of all courses passed by the student.In a postgraduate programme of study, courses can be graded as Success/Failure. These courses do not count towards the student’s GPA, and may not exceed 25% of the programme’s ECTS, with the exception of the dissertation units. All courses are presented in the Postgraduate Studies Prospectus.The diploma dissertation, thesis, research and writing stages are graded with Success / Failure. The final grade of the dissertation is registered in the last semester of its elaboration. Master level dissertations are calculated qualitatively as Excellent, Very Good, Good, and Failure.
Graduates can be admitted to Doctoral Programs.