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MOVER: An Erasmus Mundus Program

Erasmus Mundus Master in Quaternary and Prehistory

Human Origins Patrimony in Southeast Asia



The Archaeological Studies Program (ASP) at the University of the Philippines Diliman was established on August 24, 1995. Multidisciplinary in nature, ASP is designed to oversee and coordinate instructional, research and extension activities pertaining to the systematic discovery, reclamation, analysis, presentation and preservation of the material remains of past cultures.

ASP offers Diploma and MA/MS programs in coordination with the different colleges of the University of the Philippines, Diliman. For the MA/MS degree programs, one can specialize either in Prehistory, Historic Archaeology, or Resource Management. Please feel free to browse through the links to get more information.

Course Requirements:

Diploma in Archaeology

Core Courses
Archaeo 201, 202, 204, 206, 207, 260, 269

21 units


21 unit


MA/MS in Archaeology

Core Courses
Archaeo 201, 202, 204, 206, 207, 269, 299

21 units

Sub-Field Course
May be taken from from any of the following:
Pre-history, Historical Archaeology, and Resource Management

12 units

May be taken from from any of the following: Anthropology, Geography, Geology, Sociology, History, Biology, Metallurgy, Material Science, Art Studies, and Statistics

3 units

Archaeo 300

6 units


42 unit

PhD in Archaeology

Archaeo 298
Special Topics in Regional Archaeology (must take two regional archaeology courses)

6 units
(must be taken twice)

Archaeo 301
Advanced Field Methods

3 units

Archaeo 302
Heritage Management

3 units

(in consultation with the thesis supervisor; the student will take elective subjects that are needed as skills relevant to the thesis topic)

9 units

Archaeo 399
Independent Study

6 units
(must be taken twice)

Archaeo 400
PhD Dissertation

12 units
(after comprehensive exam)


39 unit



Core Courses

Archaeo 201 Foundations of Archaeology
Archaeo 202 History of Archaeology
Archaeo 204 Scientific Archaeological Analysis
Archaeo 206 Field Methods in Archaeology
Archaeo 207 Laboratory and Applied Analysis
Archaeo 269 Archaeological Applications in Geology
Archaeo 299 Research