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Master's Degree in Ancient Mediterranean (M166)
  • Especialisation in Egypt and the Middle East
  • Especialisation in Greco-Latin World

Master's organised jointly by the Universities of Alcalá, Oberta of Catalunya and Autònoma of Barcelona.

All the information for pre-registration and matriculation can be found on the Master's website

Participating Universities

University of Alcalá

Organising Centre, Department or Institute

University of Alcalá
Departamento de Historia y Filosofía
Facultad de Fª y Letras

University Oberta of Catalunya
Estudis d"Arts i Humanitats

University Autònoma of Barcelona
Departament de Ciències de l"Antiguitat i de l"Edat Mitjana
Facultat de Filosofia y Lletres

Teaching centre(s)

University of Alcalá
Facultad de Fª y Letras

University Oberta of Catalunya
Estudis d"Arts i Humanitats

University Autónoma of Barcelona
Facultat de Filosofia y Lletres

Year Course Started

2015-2016 (RD 1393/2007)



Official Duration

One academic year, full-time

Minimum number of ECTS by type of registration and course

60 ECTS for full-time students and 30 ECTS for part-time students

Type of teaching



Spanish and catalan

Level of qualification

Level 3 leading to the title of Master's Degree. Level 3 (Master's) of the Spanish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education (MECES) corresponds to level 7 of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF), in accordance with the provisions of the Royal Decree 22/2015, of 23rd January (BOE 07/02/2015).

Professional qualification

This is not a degree title qualifying with ministerial approval for the exercise of regulated professional activities.


Academic and research


University Oberta of Catalunya:
Glòria Munilla Cabrillana
University Autónoma of Barcelona:
Joan Oller Guzmán
University of Alcalá:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Daniel Justel Vicente                                                                                                                                                                                                                 


Daniel Justel Vicente

Academic Committee


Academic issues:

Glòria Munilla Cabrillana

Administrative issues:

Goals and competencies

The goals of this Master's degree are in line with the stipulates of the Spanish Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (MECES) and ensure the achievement of the basic competencies required to obtain a master's degree, following article 3.3, Appendix I of R.D. 1393/2007.

Fulfilment of the goals means students have achieved competencies that must be consistent with the fundamental rights of equality between men and women, with the principles of equal opportunities and universal accessibility for the disabled, and with the values proper to a democratic and peace-loving culture.

Registration information

Pre-registration and matriculation in the University Oberta de Catalunya

Consult in:
Master's website

Number of places for new students

Total number of places available: 300

Reserved places: 5% for students with a certified disability of 33% or more.

Specific admission conditions

Entry profile

To study the Master's Degree in Ancient Mediterranean it is advisable to have completed studies in the field of Arts and Humanities. Specifically in degrees related to History, Historical and Archaeological Heritage of the Ancient World, Cultural Management, Classical Philology, Egyptology and those degrees in related areas abroad.

In order to compensate for any possible training deficiencies that may exist in each case, depending on the students' degree of origin and their professional experience, students will be required to take compensatory training credits prior to the Master's Degree. This recommendation will be made by means of personalised tutoring and assessment of each student's previous skills.

In addition, it is also recommended:

  • A level of foreign language proficiency equivalent to level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
  • A level of user-level competence in the use of information and communication technologies.

Admission criteria:

No specific admission criteria.

However, students who do not come from the fields of Arts and Humanities must take a minimum of 6 credits and a maximum of 12 ECTS credits of complementary training. These credits will be taught in 6 subjects to be taken prior to the start of the Master's degree:

  • History I. From the origins of civilisation to the Middle Ages (6 ECTS)
  • History of Art (6 ECTS)
  • Latin language. Language, literature and culture (6 ECTS)
  • Classical philosophical and scientific thought (6 ECTS)
  • Social and cultural anthropology (6 ECTS)
  • The Classical World II. From the Rome of myth to the myth of Rome (6 ECTS)
  • Anthropology of religion (6 ECTS)

The identification of the training complements will be carried out by the tutor and will be developed in a personalised manner during the incorporation period, prior to the first matriculation.

Subjects, academic staff, competences, teaching guides and final project regulations


Collaboration agreements and programmes





From October to September of the following year


Online teaching
More information in Master's website


Material resources

External Practicums

Documentos de los procesos de calidad

Quality guarantee system

Quality committee

Joan Oller

Glòria Munilla

Antonio J. Morales

Eva Galdón

Luis M. Álvarez

Complaints and Suggestions