MA in Archeology

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

The aim of the curriculum is to train professionals who are able to practice the profession of archaeologist with their general knowledge of archaeology and their knowledge of the chosen discipline and their auxiliary sciences.

Head of program: Dr. Levente Nagy

Archaeologist (MA)
Duration of Training
2 years (4 semesters)


Deadline of Application

Next Starting Date
Tuition fee: EUR 2200/semester (for non-EU students);
EUR 1700/semester (for EU students)
Application fee: EUR 140
  • Description of the program
  • Application procedure
  • Application requirements
  • Examples of subjects during the studies
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 At the University of Pécs, Faculty of Humanities You may learn Archaeology on master level.  Our graduates develop their knowledge and skills in various methods of the theory and practice of archaeology to achieve successful careers as leaders of excavation projects, as museologists or as potential members of resarch groups.

You will be suitable for the exploration, excavation and processing of archaeological sources and sites, as well as for the management of such museum collections. You may be also familiar with other areas of cultural heritage in order to carry out the basic tasks in all institutions responsible for the exploration, protection, processing and presentation of cultural heritage. In addition, You will have the knowledge needed to fill the position of an archaeologist-museologist. You can be prepared to continue Your studies in Ph.D. programs.  

You will experience different teaching, learning and assessment methods including lectures, seminars, individual tuition, group-based, co-operative activities as well as individual and small group research projects. Student-centered teaching foster respectful, attentive and emphatic communication and can improve reasoning and collaboration skills, as well as adaptability. The University of Pécs is an Erasmus-partner of some distinguished Universities across Europe to research, develop and innovate in the field of archaeology.  

The Archaeology MA curriculum at the University of Pécs contains obligatory excavation, survey, museological and museumpedagogical practice in collaboration with various institutions.

Human and Social Sciences
Academic Level/Type

For a successful application please follow the steps below:

  1. To apply, click on the Apply Now button, and start your application.
  2. Register on our application site, fill the application form, upload the necessary documents and submit your application!
  3. After you have submitted your application, you are going to receive information on the further steps.
  4. If we received your application fee, we are going to start the evaluation of your application.

The applicant has to submit the following documents by uploading them to the online application portal of the University of Pécs:

  • Certified and translated (if originals are not in English) copy of BA Degree in Arcehology, please attach a transcript for the courses you have completed (title, credits)
  • Certified and translated (if originals are not in English) copy of school transcripts showing satisfactory completion of senior high school.
  • Europass CV in English
  • Motivation letter (introduction plus field of interest, etc.) in 3000 to 3500 characters.
  • Copy of valid passport or national ID
  • Medical certificate, (please fill the document and attach the serologic test results)
    • vaccination card (showing that you are immunized against HEP B)
    • HEP A/B/C test*
    • HIV test*
    • Chest X-ray: Please attach the chest’s X-ray result (not the film!) in English/Hungarian! (not older than 3 months)
  • Transfer receipt of the EUR 140 application fee
  • Acceptable online language exams:
    • Duolingo online exam from score 105-115 
    • IELTS Indicator from score 5.5
  • Official copy of the following language exam certificates:  
  • Entrance Exam (personally or via Skype)

*Please note: tests have to be taken within a year!


1st semester
Great Empires and so called Barbarians, Communication Networks
Research seminar
2nd semester
Field work, data procession, survey and excavation practice
Classical Archaeology (art and religious iconography)
Thesis consultation
3rd semester
Archaeological Heritage Protection
Field work, data procession, survey and excavation practice
Settlement- and Social History and Burial Costums
4th semester
Illegal art crime
Optional subject

For further information please contact:
international coordinator
Phone: + 36 72 501 600/64127; +36 30 186 1686
English website of the Faculty