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MA in Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures at Tel Aviv University

MA in Archeology and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures is a unique program, allowing students from across the globe to study the archaeology of the Land of the Bible, IN the Land of the Bible. Throughout the duration of the program, students gain a unique perspective into the country’s perplexing and complex past via theoretical classes, ancient languages, field work experience, and guided tours to some of Israel’s most renowned excavation sites, and while using the most up-to-date, modern and scientific research tools. Student who successfully complete the one-year MA program, may apply to a second year thesis track to continue their studies with our department, which has been ranked first in Israel and one of the leading archaeological departments in the world. This is a unique opportunity for students who are interested in archaeology and the Ancient Near East to study with some of the leading archaeological researchers in the field, as well as to develop a professional/academic career within the archaeological field.


Program Highlights:

  • Israel’s geographic location
    • Our students get the unique opportunity of exploring the Land of the Bible, in the places where it actually took place – participating in some of the World’s most popular excavations in Masada, Jerusalem’s City of David, Megiddo and more.


  • Renowned Staff
    • Taught by world-renowned archaeological scholars, in one of Israel most prestigious educational institutions, the program provides academic knowledge, practical experience and ancient language skills.


  • Career opportunities
    • Coming from a variety of backgrounds, our alumni often choose to stay in the field of Archaeology, and, upon completing their theses, find an occupation within the field of archaeology.


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Duration: 1 academic year (3 semesters) & 2 additional semesters for optional thesis

Age Group: Post College

Location: Tel Aviv

Accommodation: No

Language: English

Program dates and tuitions (before significant grants & scholarships are applied)

October - $15,500


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