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Program description:
The main profile of the PPCU’s archaeological training constitutes of: Roman and Late Antique archaeology; archaeology of the Steppe zone and Hungarian prehistory; archaeology of medieval Europe; and the archaeology of the medieval Near-East (Islamic archaeology). All supplemented with a very strong practical field training and the teaching of the most up-to-date technologies (geophysical prospects, remote-sensing, 3D technologies and GIS).
The two main specialisation opportunities in the master course are: Roman Archaeology and Medieval Archaeology with a marked outlook towards both Europe and the Near-East. Beside the theoretical and practical courses, the more than 25 research projects in Hungary and abroad, and the international archaeological summer university attended by students of more than a dozen different nationalities, offers internationally competitive knowledge and skills for the students.
Education in the most recent technologies of research and documentation (eg. geodesy, geophysics, aerial photography, 3D, GIS) is provided by the Non-Invasive Archaeological and GIS Laboratory of the PPCU based in Esztergom which is outstandingly equipped even by international standards.

Entry requirements:
BA in History or BA in Archaeology

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Entrance exam location:
PPCU or abroad

Entrance exam description:
Based on the foreign language homepage of the Institute of Archaeology’s students get a full view of the instruction and research done at the Institute. Fee-paying students contact the email address on the Institute’s homepage, the students of the “Stipendium” contact the Tempus Foundation in order to express their intention to apply and send their documents needed for the application process (BA degree, the necessary language skills, valid travel documents, motivation letter). The staff at the Department specialized in the field and commissioned for the process contact the candidates and conduct the entrance application procedure on a previously designated day:
- those qualified for the process present themselves to a board of appointed staff from the Institute (at least 3 persons and 1 teaching assistant)

- those unable to attend due to some specified reasons may present themselves through skype to the same board

- in-as-much it is possible for the Institute – but in every case of our partners in the Middle East countries (Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraqi Kurdistan, Egypt, Turkey) the staff members working in the field will have personal interviews with the candidates besides the skype conference

Mr. Tamás Hógenburg
head of international office

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