Academic Year: 2023/2024

Level of qualification

Master's Degree Programme

Ministerial degree code

LM-2 (Archaeology) and LM-15 (Ancient Philology, Literature and History)


The teaching regulations of the study course depend on the following organisational aspects: educational goals, access methods, study plan, exams, final exam, job opportunities, etc. Throughout their university career, students must refer to the teaching regulations enforced from their matriculation.

Double/Joint Degree

Double Degree with Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès
At the end of the two-year programme, students will receive a double degree:

  • Laurea Magistrale in Scienze dell’antichità: letterature, storia e archeologia from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice;
  • Master Mondes Anciens from Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès.

Access: call for applications.


Department of Humanities, Palazzo Malcanton Marcorà, Dorsoduro 3484/D, 30123 Venice
For further information please contact the Department Teaching Office,

Head of studies

Prof. Ilaria Caloi (Teaching Committee Coordinator,



Access to the programme

Unlimited entry subject to assessment of minimum requirements.
Regarding the available spaces, there are 5 spots reserved for non-EU students,

Admission requirement

To be admitted to this Master's Degree Programme students must possess a proper individual educational background and the minimum curricular requirements. A certified knowledge of English at minimum level B2 is also required.
Details about the assessment procedures are available in the webpage dedicated to admission requirements.

Quota reserved to non-EU students residing outside Italy: 5 seats, of which 2 is reserved for a Chinese student living in China, under the Marco Polo Project.

Admission with international qualification

Applicants with international qualification must have obtained a bachelor’s degree that is the result of at least 3 years of study. The preliminary evaluation of the qualification is mandatory. Procedures and deadlines are available on the dedicated online platform.
International qualification will be evaluated by the designated teaching committee after the pre-evaluation procedure carried out on the online platform.

Course overview

This Master's Degree Programme aims to produce experts in philology, ancient literatures, ancient history and archaeology. According to the curriculum chosen, students will acquire specialist skills and methods in archaeology, ancient art and material culture history, languages and literatures of ancient Greek and Latin civilizations or ancient history (including Greek, Roman and ancient East history).

Curricula available

  • Ancient Philology, Literatures and History
  • Archaeology

Occupational profiles

Depending on the different curricula, second cycle graduates will be able to hold positions of responsibility in managing institutions, such as archaeological superintendences, museums, local administrations, offices in charge of cataloguing, documentation and restoration, excavation associations or cooperatives. Furthermore, they may find employment in the publishing field and proceed to obtaining the teaching qualification for junior and senior secondary schools.



Examination assessment and graduation

The educational activities include classroom teaching, workshops and internships, in order to acquire wide-ranging skills that can be readily transferable into the world of work.
During the whole university career, the various skills and knowledge acquired by students will be assessed through written and oral examinations.
The degree exam consists in writing a thesis, which must possess the characters of originality, exhaustive documentation and scientific investigation and which will be discussed with a committee of university professors and experts.

Access to further studies

Professional Master's Programmes (1st and 2nd level) and PhD programmes

Last update: 14/02/2024