Taught course

MA in Community Archaeology

Bishop Grosseteste University · Bishop Grosseteste University

Entry requirements

You will have, or be predicted to obtain, normally an undergraduate degree in a Humanities or Social Sciences subject (or equivalent). For full and up-to-date information visit our website.

Delivered flexibly through campus-based and distance learning.

Months of entry


Course content

This course gives you the opportunity to reflect on and investigate community archaeology in both theory and practice. During the course you will consider focussed case studies, theoretical perspectives and academic and applied research. You will be encouraged to engage with community archaeology in a range of local and national contexts, and to study a variety of archaeological projects and organisations.

The course will help develop the knowledge, skills and networks that will assist you in your career. Delivered flexibly through campus-based and online learning the course is designed for those already employed in the sector as well as those seeking to enter it. Studies are supported by a dedicated team of specialist tutors and a well-developed and resourced virtual learning environment. You will benefit from other facilities and resources, such as the University’s Archaeology Lab and our summer Archaeological Field School programme.

You will be studying at the cutting edge of community archaeology, gaining valuable practical experience via a range of case- or site-based studies. The course offers awards of Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or the full MA Degree in Community Archaeology. By the end of the course, you will be fully equipped to progress onto a variety of careers in the field of community archaeology, or further study, having acquired an extensive repertoire of skills.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions Team
01522 583658