|Location||United Kingdom, Bradford|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||£13,500.00 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
A first degree in Archaeology or another suitable subject (for example Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Geophysics or History). Other relevant qualifications will be considered
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
Upload documents in original language and translations
You must take verified copies of the entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
Or pass an equivalent CAE, TOEFL
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
The course is a highly focused postgraduate degree programme which develops specialist skills in the theory and practice of archaeological prospection, in particular in near-surface geophysics.
It provides students with knowledge and experience of the principal geophysical and geochemical techniques currently available for the detection of buried archaeological features and other near-surface targets. It gives an appropriate background to materials and soil science, together with the relevant mathematical principles.
Other methods of detection such as remote sensing, topographical survey and field-walking are introduced as essential components of an integrated approach to landscape assessment. Sampling procedures and the computer treatment and display of field data from all methods are critically examined with the aid of case studies based on field experience. Skills and knowledge are developed through lectures, seminars, laboratory and fieldwork classes and a formal dissertation.
It offers in-depth specialist training, including hands-on experience in the Division’s geophysics and computer laboratories and in the field, and a substantial individual research dissertation
Modules: All Modules are Core
Semester 1 (60 Credits – 4 Modules):
Electrical Methods of Survey (20 Credits)
GIS for Practitioners (10 Credits)
Magnetic and Electromagnetic Methods of Survey (20 Credits)
The Nature of Matter* (10 Credits)
Semester 2 (60 Credits – 4 Modules):
Research Skills (10 Credits)
Site Evaluation Strategies (20 Credits)
Soils and Chemical Prospection (10 Credits)
Treatment, Display and Interpretation of Field Data (20 Credits)
End of Semester 2 onwards (60 Credits – 1 Module):
Dissertation (MSc) (60 Credits)
*If substantial prior experience in this module can be demonstrated, it may be substituted with another module
Via a flexible programme of study that reflects staff expertise and current research / commercial themes, students will develop independent learning skills and high-level subject knowledge that will enable them to pursue further research or careers in archaeological prospection.
We expect our graduates to develop critical and analytical problem solving skills and personal transferable skills to prepare students for careers in non-cognate fields.
Many gradautes have progressed into prospection companies or have started their own businesses based around techniques and skills acquired at Bradford. For the most recent cohort to graduate (nine students) three are currently undertaking PhD research (Bradford, Birmingham and Ghent), five are working in commercial geophysics and one is training to be a teacher.