Study Program Master of Archaeology (S2)

Greetings from the Head of Study Program

Dr. Khadijah Thahir Muda, M.Si.

Complementing the Archaeology Bachelor’s Study Program (S1), since 2018 the Archaeology Department has established the Archaeology Master’s Study Program (S2). The opening of this program makes the Department of Archaeology FIB Unhas the only study program that organizes the master of archaeology in eastern Indonesia. This also shows the commitment of the Faculty of Cultural Sciences Unhas to contribute to improving the quality of human resources in the field of culture in Indonesia.

Program Specifications

Organizing Institution

Hasanuddin University


Accredited ‘B’ BAN PT (SK No. 3109/SK/BANPT/Akred/M/VIII/2019)

Organizing Institution

Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Cultural Sciences

Program Name

Master of Archaeology Study Program (S2)

Graduate Degree

Magister Humaniora (M.Hum.)

Admission Terms

have a certificate of Bachelor’s degree (S1) with GPA ≥ 2.75 from an accredited study program.
Have the ability to speak English with a minimum score of 450 TOEFL equivalent and a minimum TPA score of 450.
Pass the entrance examination.
Not declared to have dropped out of study at one of the Masters Study Programs at Hasanuddin University or Postgraduate Programs at other universities.
Graduates of the Unhas bachelor’s program with cum laude predicates can continue their education at the Archaeology Masters Study Program FIB Unhas without an entrance exam before the age of the Bachelor’s Certificate exceeds 2 (two) years.

Special Requirements

In a good health condition and able to do the outdoor activities.

Learning Model

Regulars Class: Face-to-face lectures at the main campus are combined with online lectures through the SIKOLA (a learning management portal system of Unhas).
Cooperation Class: Studying in the city of domicile, combined with online lectures through the SIKOLA.

Learning Outcomes

  • Attitude

    (1) Fear God Almighty and be able to show a religious attitude. (2) Upholding human values in carrying out duties based on religion, morals, and ethics. (3) Contribute to improving the quality of life in society, nation, state, and the advancement of civilization based on Pancasila. (4) To act as citizens who are proud and love their homeland, have nationalism and a sense of responsibility to the state and nation. (5) Appreciate the diversity of cultures, views, religions, and beliefs, as well as the opinions or original findings of others. (6) Cooperate and have social sensitivity and concern for society and the environment. (7) Obey the law and discipline in social and state life. (8) Internalize academic values, norms, and ethics. (9) Demonstrate a responsible attitude towards work in the field of Archaeology expertise independently. (10) Internalize the spirit of independence, struggle, and entrepreneurship.

  • Knowledge

    (1) Mastering and applying the theory of archaeology and culture in various kinds of research in the field of archaeology and culture. (2) Mastering and utilizing knowledge of various types of archaeological data in Indonesia, regionally, and globally. (3) Able to solve problems in the management of cultural heritage and museums in Indonesia, regionally, and globally. (4) Mastering the concept of cultural dynamics and processes and applying it in the management of cultural heritage and museum management. (5) Mastering national and international laws and regulations related to cultural heritage management.

  • General Skills

    (1) Able to network at the national and international level (2) Able to coordinate cross-disciplinary research. (3) Able to communicate and publish the results of thoughts and research in various media. (4) Able to demonstrate independent performance, quality, and take measurable risks. (5) Able to apply systematic, innovative, and humanistic thinking in the practice of developing science. (6) Able to apply academic and professional ethics in planning, implementing, and evaluating work.

  • Special skills

    (1) Able to manage research activities, choose the right approach for archaeological research, management of cultural heritage and/or museums. (2) Able to do explanation by using theoretical framework critically. (3) Able to make decisions in the management of cultural heritage and museums.

Major Courses

Pure Archaeology

This study describes past life through material remains as pure research.

Cultural Heritage Studies

The study of the process of formation and preservation of material cultural resources into cultural heritage.

Cultural Advancement Studies

A study that focuses on the study of the preservation of intangible cultural resources as objects of cultural advancement.

Museum Study

The study of museums and their role in society, covering curatorial principles, collection conservation, and education.

Graduate Profile

Archaeological Researcher

Graduates who are able to take part as researchers in the field of culture in general and archaeology in particular, work in research institutions and non-government institutions.

Archaeological Curator

Museum practitioners who are competent in curating, organizing, and conserving museum collections.


Professional teaching staff in the field of archaeology to fill positions at universities that require a master's degree in archaeology.

Conservation Force

Graduates who are qualified managers in agencies or institutions for the preservation of cultural resources, both tangible and intangible.

Cultural Heritage Expert

Graduates who are able to act as experts in the field of archaeology in the Cultural Conservation Expert Team (TACB) at the Regency and Provincial levels.


  • Philosophy of Cultural Sciences RPS
  • Archaeological Theory RPS
  • Cultural Heritage Management and Policy RPS
  • Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Methods
  • Proposal Seminar for Thesis Research
  • Results Seminar for Thesis Research
  • Thesis Research
  • Scientific Publications
  • Thesis

  • Current Issues on Archaeology RPS
  • Archaeological Science RPS
  • Research Design and Analysis in Archaeology
  • Archaeological Source Studies RPS
  • Cultural Landscape and Environmental Change RPS

  • Critical Issues in Museum and Heritage Studies
  • Cultural and Community Heritage
  • Cultural Conservation Planning and Practice
  • Documentation and Digitization of Cultural Heritage
  • Cultural Conservation Method
  • Cultural Heritage and Tourism
  • Cultural Heritage Conflict Management

  • Museum, Art and Society
  • Critical Issues in Museum and Heritage Studies
  • Museum Management
  • Museum Collection Conservation
  • Museum Collection Documentation and Digitization
  • Exhibition Design and Museum Marketing Strategy
  • Site Museum Course RPS

  • Critical Study of Intangible Cultural Heritage
  • Cultural and Community Heritage
  • Documentation and Digitization of Cultural Heritage
  • Curation and Publication of Intangible Cultural Heritage
  • Defense and Promotion of Culture
  • Cultural Heritage Conflict Management

Lecturer of Master Study Program

The educational process in the Master’s Degree Study Program is managed by archaeologists-academics who have more than 10 years of professional experience. All lecturers with minimum doctoral qualifications and one professor are a guarantee of the quality of their own learning.

Knowledge deepening and competency improvement are also supported by external lecturers from other study programs at the Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, and Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Their involvement is guaranteed to broaden the scientific horizons of graduates.