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This course offers advanced study of archaeology, from the first principles to current issues and debates.

If your first degree is in another subject, it is an excellent conversion course, preparing you for specialised research at PhD level.

You’ll learn how to manage your own research, from planning and execution through to presenting your findings.

We’ll encourage you to think about recent advances in theory and methods and how they might change the face of archaeology. We also want you to think about your own ambitions in this context. What kind of archaeologist do you want to be?

There are two ways to take the MA: the research track is assessed by a dissertation while the vocational track is assessed by an extended fieldwork placement.

You can choose to pursue either a Research or Vocational pathway: the former involves completing a dissertation, the latter involves undertaking a fieldwork placement over the summer.

Programme structure

Core modules

Reinventing Archaeology
Research Design: planning, execution and presentation
Dissertation in Archaeology or Fieldwork Placement in Archaeology

Optional modules

Choose from a range including:

Greeks, Romans and ‘Others’ in the Ancient World
Mediterranean Landscapes
GIS for Archaeologists
Roman Italy and its Hinterland
The Archaeology of Classical Athens
Viking-Age Britain




Coursework Assignments

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States