Architecture Landscape Archaeology


ALA is a postgraduate international and interdisciplinary 2-yrs (120ECT) Erasmus Joint Master Programme in Architecture, Landscape and Archaeology, developed by a consortium of 4 institutions (University of Rome Sapienza, University of Coimbra, National Technical University of Athens, University of Naples Federico II) and associated partners (other universities, governmental and international agencies, museums and archaeological sites, architectural professional offices).

The educational path is based on a design-collaborative approach – including the transfer of knowledge on technical, digital, administrative topics – and on the historical interpretation of the archaeological sites that spans from the ancient to the medieval period. Italy, Greece, Portugal offer incredible archeological sites, long tradition on heritage issues, and opportunities of collaboration with local and national and international bodies. The master has in fact a large number of Associated Partners to establish deep research links with these top level Heritage institutions, involved in organizing traineeships and selection of research topics. ALA is also a chance to transfer knowledge to other extra European contexts, that have developed more recently an interest in heritage issues, namely the South Mediterranean Area and South America, as well as other middle and Far East countries.

The two-year period will be organized as follows:

  • The 1st semester will be held in Rome with 6 modules concerning the introductory Architectural and Archaeological culture and methodologies and a first design workshop "Architecture for Archaeology".
  • The 2nd semester will take place in Athens or in Coimbra and student will attend design studios on "Archaeology within the urban tissue"; or "Archaeology of the Territory and Landscape", as well as the theoretical modules related;
  • In the 3rd semester the master offers online courses (legislation, conventions and research seminar), a field trip and field work in Naples and its surrounding area (Pompei, Campi Flegrei, etc.) and an internship with one of the Associated Partners in one of the four cities.
  • The 4th semester is dedicated to the thesis development and completion.
Archaeologists + Architects


Representation techniques


Design studio


Field trip
Field work


Individual Thesis


Postgraduate education to prepare highly qualified individuals to develop an innovative cooperation among architects, landscape architects and archaeologists


300 ECTS from previous degrees (bachelors + masters) in Architecture, Archaeology, Landscape, Civil Engineering, Conservation Science, Cultural Heritage, Museum Conservation.


20th november 2018 until 20th february 2019


20 scholarships paid via the EACEA