IMQP - International Master in Quaternary and Prehistory

The International Master in Quaternary and Prehistory (IMQP) lasts two years (120 ECTS). It is formed of a partnership of six HEIs with multi-annual experience in prehistoric research and formation: Università degli Studi di Ferrara (Italy, coordinator), Muséum National d’Histoire naturelle (France, partner), Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Spain, partner), Instituto Politecnico of Tomar (Portugal, partner), Universidade de Tras-os-Montes and Alto Douro (Portugal, partner) and University of the Philippines Diliman (Philippines, partner). The main subjects of the IMQP educational program are the following: prehistory, anthropology, human palaeontology, chronology, evolution of fauna and flora, archaeometry and Quaternary geology. The main objective of the Master is to provide an essential knowledge on Prehistory and Quaternary geology by adopting an interdisciplinary approach and exploiting the scientific specialities of each partner Institution.

The IMQP aims at offering a solid education to students for their future professional placement: a valuable preparation to the knowledge and use of scientific methods for a cultural and naturalistic approach to the reconstruction of human history; good skills to coordinate multidisciplinary interventions; an up-to-date, in-depth and interdisciplinary knowledge of research in Prehistory and Quaternary geology through interaction with the most important European institutions involved in research and formation in these fields of study.

The IMQP Consortium grants to students a joint Master degree ("International Master in Quaternary and Prehistory") signed by all partner institutions and giving access to Doctoral schools. Students will enrol at one of the partner institutions which will become their first institution and will be automatically
registered at all other institutions of the consortium; they will carry out research/fieldwork/laboratory activities by at least one of the partner institutions other than their first one for a period of at least four months (36 ECTS). The mobility periods will be automatically recognised by all consortium partners.
Admission fees for all students amount to 1000 Euros per year.

The IMQP official languages are French and English but courses in the national language of each partner institution will also be organised. These will be compulsory for both students belonging to the first institution and mobility students.

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