Mediterranean Archaeology

Mediterranean Archaeology: Introduction

Lead Faculty of the Collaborative Specialization

Arts and Science

Participating Degree Programs

Anthropology — PhD
Art History — PhD
Classics — PhD
Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations — PhD
Religion — PhD

Supporting Units

Archaeology Centre


The Mediterranean Archaeology Collaborative Specialization (MACS) will expose students to the range of current approaches on the cutting-edge of Mediterranean archaeology. The Mediterranean offers unrivalled opportunities for exploring the complexities of economic, social, political, and religious change over centuries and millennia, across a vast area that is at once a coherent unit and a region with incredible diversity.

Students will be trained in the various methods required to undertake innovative research in the Mediterranean’s varied prehistoric and historic contexts. Upon successful completion of the PhD requirements of the home graduate unit and the collaborative specialization, students will receive the notation “Completed Mediterranean Archaeology Collaborative Specialization” on their transcript.

Contact and Address

Telephone: (416) 978-5248
Fax: (416) 978-3217

Mediterranean Archaeology Collaborative Specialization
Archaeology Centre, University of Toronto
19 Russell Street
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2S2

Mediterranean Archaeology: Doctoral Level

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants to the collaborative specialization must apply to and be admitted to both the collaborative specialization and a graduate degree program in one of the collaborating graduate units. Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the graduate unit in which they intend to enrol. Admission will be subject to the approval of the graduate unit concerned and the collaborative specialization committee.

  • Students requesting admission to the collaborative specialization following admission to a degree program should contact the specialization committee in order to formalize their admission to MACS.

Completion Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete 1.0 full-course equivalent (FCE): MAC1000Y Methods in Mediterranean Archaeology.

  • Fieldwork (MAC2000H) four weeks of participation on an approved archaeological excavation, survey, or study season in the Mediterranean.

  • Thesis. The topic must be in the area of Mediterranean archaeology, ancient history, or classical archaeology.


Mediterranean Archaeology: Courses

Core Courses

Course CodeCourse Title
Methods in Mediterranean Archaeology
Mediterranean Archaeology Fieldwork