Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

 Bachelor’s degree in Art History and Archaeology (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) 

The bachelor’s degree in Art History and Archaeology offers a generalist education in the Humanities and Social Sciences. It is a theoretical course based on research, with a practical dimension that focuses on contact with archaeological objects and works of art. This French national degree offers an approach to material culture and the arts (painting, sculpture, engraving, architecture, decorative arts, cinema, visual and performing arts, conservation and preservation of cultural property) from historical, aesthetic, anthropological, sociological and cultural perspectives. It allows the discovery of the artistic production of different civilizations throughout their history, from their origins to the most recent times, through Antiquity, the Middle Ages, the Modern period and the contemporary period (from the 19th century to the present). It does not offer, however, any training on Egyptian pharaonic antiquities.

Within the Ba in Art History and Archaeology, the first two years are dedicated to the acquisition of a base of knowledge in all the fields and periods represented in the programme and are largely open to other disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Additional courses in history (compulsory), geography, philosophy, sociology and socio-anthropology (optional) are offered in 1st and 2nd years, aiming at a broader knowledge of an open and multicultural contemporary world. In the 3rd year, there is a specialisation in a choice of four fields: art history, archaeology, history of cinema, preservation of cultural property (this last course begins in L2). The third year also includes a compulsory internship of at least 20 working days on an archaeological site, in a museum, a gallery, a cultural and artistic institution or in any other service/company whose activities are related to art history and heritage.


  • Requirements:
  • A baccalaureate (final degree of a secondary education), without any preference as to the choice of specialised courses (all profiles are welcome, whether scientific, literary, socio-economic, etc.).
  • Mastery of the French language. Our Bachelor's degree require a good understanding of texts and solid expressive skills, both written and oral, in order to be able to analyse, argue, construct a reasoning, synthesise, produce and process diversified contents.
  • Be interested in the scientific process (understand and produce logical and argued reasoning).
  • Have a good level in at least one language other than French (level B).
  • Be able to work independently and organise your work. Like many university courses, our Bachelor's degree leave a substantial amount of room for organisation and personal work.
  • Intellectual curiosity and interest in art, archaeology, culture, heritage and history.

Applications must be submitted on the Parcoursup platform during its annual opening period.  Information and application:

 Master’s degree in Cultural Heritage and Museums (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) 

The master’s degree in Cultural Heritage and Museums is a research-based degree. It involves all the approaches that make up history, archaeology and art history through the prism of heritage sciences. It thus enables students to begin or continue training at the interface of these disciplines with a view to professional integration in the vast field of cultural heritage. The programme is part of the recent development of research on institutions and the arts, on the history of museums and heritage, and on the history of cultural policies. It aims to develop a historical and anthropological approach to heritage phenomena in terms of institutions and organisations, appropriation and belonging.

The master’s degree in Cultural Heritage and Museums includes, over a two year period, specific methodological courses, introductory research seminars (accompanied by the writing of a dissertation), as well as one or more professional experiences. In particular, the common core of training in M1 aims at the acquisition of transversal skills in heritage methods, while allowing students to specialise in a particular cultural field through the vast choice of seminars in History, Art History and Archaeology, from Prehistory to the contemporary world. At the end of the common year of M1, the programme offers 5 distinct M2 courses, allowing students to choose a diversified professional insertion.



The master’s degree in Cultural Heritage and Museums is open to all students holding a BA in humanities or social sciences, in particular in History, History of Art and Archaeology. The admission of French or foreign students (including non-Europeans), regardless of the institution of origin, is done exclusively by submitting an application on the portal.