Study plan for the academic year 2022/2023


List of courses / activities for the first year

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Activity: excavations and fieldwork 15
Activity: participation in Department seminars 10
Activity: archaeological materials workshop 15
Course "GIS and Data Base" 20

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The training activities mainly involve participation in excavations and research promoted by the Department of Antiquities.
The courses and face-to-face seminars aim at the acquisition of skills and tools for a better approach to ongoing research. The choice of topics is diversified, based on the different types of research being conducted, to include different types of research and a diversified methodological range.


Method of choosing the subject of the thesis

The research project is submitted in advance and its positive evaluation allows access to the written test. From the research project derives the subject of the thesis, which is assessed and approved by the Board of PhD Professors.

Admission to the second year

Several reviews are conducted during the year so that the College of Professors can assess progress in research. At each review meeting the doctoral candidates submit a written report approved by their tutors chosen from among the teachers in the College.
Admission to the following year is subject to the analysis of the annual report submitted by the PhD student, which is assessed and approved during an interview with the entire College.



List of courses / activities for the second year

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Activity: excavations and fieldwork 15
Activity: participation in Department seminars 8
Course "Cultural Heritage Ethics" 8
Course "Green Archaeology" 8
Seminar 'Recent research trends in the field of prehistoric/classical/etruscan/post-classical/topographical archaeology' 6
Activity: archaeological materials workshop 15

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The training activities mainly involve participation in excavations and research promoted by the Department of Antiquities. For the second year, special attention is paid to activities that focus on planning, the development of data processing techniques, writing, and communication methods.

Method of preparation of the thesis

During the second year, doctoral students must complete the collection of data (bibliography, catalogue of materials, etc.) with a view to processing them.

Admission to the third year

Several reviews are conducted during the year so that the College of Professors can assess progress in research. At each review meeting the doctoral candidates submit a written report approved by their tutors chosen from among the teachers in the College. Admission to the following year is subject to the analysis of the annual report submitted by the PhD student, which is assessed and approved during an interview with the entire College. In the context of the collegial reviews, the different areas of intervention are identified and the most suitable methodologies are recommended to approach the chosen research. The conduct of the research and the methods followed are constantly monitored by the tutors.


List of courses / activities for the third year

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Activity: participation in Department seminars 10
Activity: participation in national and international conferences 15
Course "Planning the future" 20
Activity: excavations and workshops 15

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The training activities involve participation in excavations and research promoted by the Department of Antiquities, linked as far as possible to the doctoral student's field of research. The frontal lectures provide ample insight into archaeology in its international dimension and into the possibilities for doctoral students to interrelate with the archaeological schools of Europe and of the countries their specializations may call upon them to work, as well as an in-depth study of a series of ethical issues, very recently of particular topical interest, such as the treatment of human remains.

Method of admission to the final examination

In October, the completed thesis must be sent to two external referees. The College of Professors of the individual curricula, which has monitored the degree of elaboration of the theses (also by means of power point presentations) over time, acquires the opinions of the external referees and admits the candidates to the final examination, possibly assigning additional months (max. 6) at the suggestion of the referees themselves.

Final examination

The external committee called to judge after reading the essays asks the individual candidates questions about them and critically evaluates their work and discussion.

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