Master’s program (Master of Science) on Digital Heritage and Landscape Archaeology. DEADLINE for 2nd ROUND of application submission: May 9, 2022.
SCHOLARHIPS: A number of tuition fee waiver scholarships will be granted to the best candidates according to the points earned in the course of admission.
Program’s purpose and objectives
The Master’s programme Digital Heritage and Landscape Archaeology of the University of Cyprus is a unique postgraduate program 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 program 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:
  • Open a dialogue and create a concrete platform of collaboration between the technological and humanities disciplines.
    Develop a dynamic environment of theoretical and practical training of high-qualified students.
    Provide synergies between research, museums, academia, public and private agencies, where students will be able to apply their knowledge and carry out their research.
    Offer an international educational setting, where students and researchers will interact productively and enhance the level of the research.
    Create a new generation of Archaeologists and Historians that can deal with the current trends of geospatial technologies and geo-information systems.


Prospective Students

Prospective students 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.

Official Language

The official language of the program (instruction and writing of assignments and the thesis) is English.


The Master’s programme Digital Heritage and Landscape Archaeology of the University of Cyprus is strongly supported by the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation.


Indicative Distribution of courses per semester

1st semester:

1 Compulsory Introduction to GIS Technologies in Archaeology ARC 653 10 ECTS
2 Compulsory Applications of GeoInformatics in Archaeology ARC 670 10 ECTS
3 Constrain Elective * Settlement and Landscape Archaeology ARC 650 10 ECTS
Constrain Elective * Maritime Cultural Landscape ARC 654 10 ECTS
Constrain Elective * Mediterranean Island Landscapes ARC 651 10 ECTS
Constrain Elective * Introduction to Cultural Heritage Management ARC 663 10 ECTS

* One Constrain Elective elective courses from those that are listed.

2nd Semester:

1 Compulsory Geospatial Analysis and Modelling in GIS (GIS II) ARC 673 10 ECTS
2 Compulsory           

Computational and Analytic Techniques in the

Humanities and Social Sciences

ARC 671 10 ECTS
3 Compulsory Advanced Topics in Digital Humanities ARC 699 10 ECTS

3rd Semester:

1 Compulsory Master’s Thesis                                                             20 ECTS
2 Constrain Elective* Constrain Elective* ARC XXX 10 ECTS

 *ARC 615 - Practical Training in Field Archaeology (Constrain Elective) is offered during Summer Semester