Archaeology of Central Asia | Master's Degree Program | Altai State University

Master program in Archaeology (profile "Archaeology of Central Asia") will be implemented at Altai State University for the first time. It has a research orientation and aims at training highly qualified specialists who are able to carry out the necessary activities at the modern level. Feature of the program is the regional specificity of studying of archaeological heritage, and also mastering of necessary methods and work with museum collections. Studying of the new disciplines developed by employees of chair of archeology, ethnography and museology, will considerably expand a circle of students and will lay the base for independent scientific activity. Originality and productivity of the program consists in full immersion of undergraduates in the world of archeological discoveries and achievements.


46.04.04 Archaeology


Archaeology of Central Asia

Learning mode

Full-time education, 2 years

State-funded places


Employer-sponsored places


Fee-paying places


Tuition fees per semester in 2023 / 2024 academic year

57 615 ₽

Entrance test

Archaeology major exam

What training you get

In addition to the study of the archaeology of southern and western Siberia, the course focuses on important scientific discoveries in different regions of Central Asia (Mongolia, Kazakhstan, northern China, etc.). Trainees will gain fundamental and applied knowledge of ancient, ancient, and medieval history. They will master the possibilities of interdisciplinary research of archeological objects, will learn how to develop and implement scientific programs and projects, will master the modern types and directions of museum activities. Separate place will be occupied by consideration of problems of archaeological heritage preservation and its actualization. Realization of field archeological practice and organization of research work will provide important competences among which it is necessary to note ability to carry out the organization and management of excavation process with fixation of the found materials at the level of modern requirements; ability to make field reports on carrying out of works in the different countries of Central Asia; to apply modern methods, tools and technologies in different areas of science and education; to organize work in a museum (accounting and storage of archeological collections, their and Master's graduates are planned to be trained as heads of a unit and eventually an institution in the field of science, education and culture.

Career opportunities and graduates

Graduates of the Master's program can realize their potential first of all as employees of research departments of higher educational institutions or academic institutes, in museums and museum-type institutions, in state bodies of cultural heritage objects protection. Besides they can work as teachers in the education system of all levels (schools, colleges, universities), specialists in tourist and excursion companies, experts in public and state authorities; take positions of state and local authorities; work as correspondents and editors of different mass media. But most importantly, the opportunity to improve their research skills by enrolling in graduate school with a subsequent defense of a doctoral dissertation.


  • Program Head - Alexey Alexeyevich Tishkin - Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department of Archaeology, Ethnography and Museology
  • Phone: +7 (3852) 291-256
  • E-mail:
  • Address: 656049, Lenin Ave, 61, room 211, Barnaul, Russia
  • E-mail of the department's secretary:


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