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    We offer in-depth training in excavation of human and animal remains as well as courses in osteology, bone taphonomy and archaeological chemistry.

    Our lecturers have substantial fieldwork experience in various areas of the Near East and specialist lectures and classes will be accompanied by the general curriculum in the archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Near East.

    Our graduates will become professional excavators of cemeteries and animal bone deposits, with training in osteology being sufficient for fieldwork macroscopic analyses of human remains, including sex and age assessment, basic palaeopathology, stress markers, metric measurements and basic odontology.

    They will be able to place results of bioarchaeological research in a wider historical and ecological context, as well as to carry out various kinds of more specific laboratory research.

    Programme of MA studies: Archeology & Bioarchaeology

    1st year

    * Archaeology of the Near East

    * Archaeology of the Mediterranean

    * Methods of bioarchaeology and human palaeoecology

    * History of archaeology

    * Basic human osteology/Advanced human osteology

    * Archaeometry

    * Bioarchaeology/Oriental and Mediterranean Archaeology

    * Archaeological survey

    * Excavations

    2nd year

    * Elements of archaeozoology

    * Palaeoanthropology

    * Palaeopathology

    * Study of cremains

    * Taphonomy of human remains

    * Bioarchaeology/Oriental and Mediterranean Archaeology

    * Human palaeoecology in the Near East

    * Archaeometry

    * MA Dissartation


    Program requirements

    Graduate studies are available to persons with undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees, or their equivalent from another field of study, who are fluent in English. The studies are open to both Polish and foreign citizens. There are 60 places available for the 2012/2013 academic year.PLEASE NOTE! Accepted graduate studies candidates who do not have a undergraduate degree in Archeology may be asked to complete some of the undergraduate courses in order to eliminate program differences. In such cases the decision will be made by the Director for Students Affairs at the Institute of Archeology of University of Warsaw, based on the candidates submitted documents (grade book transcript) during the adaptive week (February 13 - 17, 2012).Application and admission criteria for second-cycle studies (graduate studies)Candidates for graduate studies are required to submit the following documents:- The original or certified copy of undergraduate studies diploma, engineer studies diploma or the equivalent of such, or graduate studies diploma**(PLEASE NOTE! In the case of diplomas issued by countries with whom Poland has not signed the bilateral agreement on the recognition of educational credentials, or in the case of countries with which such an agreement exists, but the specific document itself does not fall under the agreement, the said document or diploma must be officially recognized in Poland after the commencement of studies by the student).- Polish Diploma of Matriculation (matura), IB Diploma, EB diploma, or a foreign diploma confirming secondary school completion* - all of the documents may be submitted in their original form or as a certified copy*(PLEASE NOTE! In the case of diplomas issued by countries with whom Poland has not signed the bilateral agreement on the recognition of educational credentials, or in the case of countries with which such an agreement exists, but the specific document itself does not fall under the agreement, the said document or diploma must be officially recognized in Poland after the commencement of studies by the student),- A filled-in, printed copy of the student application form - available at the candidates personal registration account (see -> registration on-line),- A copy of the candidates personal ID or of another document confirming the candidates identity,- 2 photographs compliant with Polish regulations concerning personal identification photographs (visible left ear)- Application requesting the issuing of the student electronic ID card ( Elektroniczna Legitymacja Studencka or ELS). The application needs to printed once the candidates data and photo have been filled in and uploaded onto the candidates personal registration account the fee for the issuing of the student card is included in the tuition fee,Copies of documents allowing for the candidate to commerce studies (copy of the diploma of secondary school completion, copy of the Polish ID or of other documents confirming the candidates identity) may be sent via mail to the Institute of Archeology of University of Warsaw starting December 1, 2011. The original or certified copies of diplomas along with other required documents must be delivered to the Institute of Archeology only after the names of accepted candidates have been posted by the Admission Committee. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 7 TOEFL paper-based test score : 600 TOEFL iBT® test: 100
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