Archaeology and Archaeological Heritage Management

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Master's Degree in Archaeology and Archaeological Heritage Management (M206)

Participating Universities

University of Alcalá

Organising Centre, Department or Institute

Department of History and Philosophy

Teaching centre(s)

Faculty of Philosophy and Arts
Colegio de Málaga

Year Course Started

2022-23 (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, 30 ECTS for part-time students.

Type of teaching

Face-to-face classes.



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.



Dr. Primitiva Bueno Ramírez

Academic Committee

Dr. Primitiva Bueno Ramírez (Academic Director and Coordinator)
Dra. Margarita Vallejo Girvés (Quality Coordinator)
Dr. Lauro Olmo Enciso (representative of the Master's teaching staff in the area of Archaeology)

The rest of the areas are represented by professors Primitiva Bueno Ramírez and Margarita Vallejo Girvés.


Academic issues:

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.

Number of places for new students

Total number of places available: 20

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

Specific admission conditions


Students must meet:

- academic profiles within the study field of History and Humanities, preferably having studied subjects in Prehistory, Archaeology and Archaeological Heritage.

- profiles with experience in practical work related to Archaeology and Archaeological heritage management in museums or regional, national and international Institutions.

- those who have studied subjects with applications to Archaeology and have suitable educational backgrounds, such as Biology, Anthropology or some Fine Arts specialisations



For admission, application files will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

  1. The academic record average and, if applicable (students with experience in Archaeology and Heritage Management), their level of experience.
  2. The adaptation of undergraduate training to the contents of the Master's degree, with priority given to the curricular itineraries related to Archaeology and Heritage Management.
  3. Knowledege of English at level B2, to be proven by means of the relevant qualification in relation to European standards. This level of English must be documented by certificates issued by authorised institutions. The B2 level of English is compulsory.
  4. A personal interview.

In the event that the demand is greater than the supply of places, all the above criteria will be assessed on the following basis:

  • 70% Academic record.
  • 15% Adequacy of the Bachelor's Degree to the contents of the Master's Degree.
  • 10% Personal interview.
  • 5% Knowledge of foreign language.

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


Collaboration agreements and programmes



Fees: 1st matriculation: nationals and residents: 2.736 ; non-EU non-residents: 5.079 €  (approximate information).


La fecha de inicio del primer cuatrimestre será el Jueves 3 de octubre del 2024


Faculty of Philosophy and Arts
Historic Campus
Colegio de Málaga
C/ Colegios 2
28801. Alcalá de Henares (Madrid)

Material resources

Installations, services and plans
(Computer rooms, bibliographic resources, libraries, study rooms...):

External Practicums

Documentos de los procesos de calidad

Quality guarantee system

Quality committee

Master's academic Director and Coordinator: P. Bueno Ramírez
Master's Quality Coordinator: Margarita Vallejo
Master's teaching staff: Rosa Barroso, Pilar Diarte, Josué Justuel
Students: to be included at the beginning of the academic course
Administrative staff: Flor Garcia

Complaints and Suggestions