Taught course

Archaeology

Institution
Cardiff University · Cardiff School of History, Archaeology and Religion
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally possess a higher education degree with a first or good upper second class Honours (UK) in Archaeology, History, Ancient History, Conservation & Heritage, or a qualification recognised by the University as equivalent to this. Applications should include a brief statement (500 words) on dissertation plans.

Applicants whose first language is not English will normally be expected to obtain a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 overall, to include 6.0 in each sub-score.

We welcome applications year-round but to commence your studies in any given year (starting September), you must submit your application by 1st August.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Enhance your understanding of Archaeology by region and period, through a combination of taught modules and individual research in this flexible programme.

Renowned for our particular expertise in the British Isles, Europe and the Mediterranean area, our experts teach from the Neolithic through to the Celtic, Roman and Viking periods.

You will be able to critically assess the work of others and of your own, to engage effectively in debate at an advanced level, to plan, design and carry out a coherent research strategy, and to produce detailed and coherent reports and presentations. The wide-range of transferable skills acquired are a particular strength for the pursuit of careers outside of archaeology and the heritage sector.

In addition to our general MA Archaeology programme we offer three pathways to shape your studies. You can choose the pathway that best suits you. The pathway you choose will determine the modules you go on to study.

The three pathways are as follows:

  • Early Medieval Society and Culture
  • European Neolithic
  • Prehistoric Britain.

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English will normally be expected to obtain a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 overall.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Phone
+44 (0)29 2087 4929