Taught course

Archaeology: European Neolithic

Cardiff University · Cardiff School of History, Archaeology and Religion

Entry requirements

1st or upper 2nd class UK Honours degree in an appropriate subject. Suitable for graduates in Archaeology and related humanities and social science disciplines. Students whose first language is not English will be required to pass an IELTS test (minimum 6.5) or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

The Neolithic is at the forefront of research in many European countries; its academic profile is very high indeed. As an academic theme, it provides excellent material for postgraduate study at Masters level, either as a challenging end in itself, or as a stepping-stone towards PhD research and a career as a specialist in European prehistory. Studying Cardiff's MA pathway in the European Neolithic, you will also acquire valuable transferable skills, from research methods and the handling and presentation of data to public speaking and writing for professional audiences.

Special Features

  • Training in research methods and skills
  • Wide choice of regional options for detailed study (covering Greece and the Balkans; central Europe; Western Europe; and Britain and Ireland).
  • Expert supervision of dissertation on European topics by research-active staff.

For more information, please visit http://courses.cardiff.ac.uk/postgraduate/course/detail/p111.html.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English will be required to pass an IELTS test (minimum 6.5) or equivalent.

Fees and funding

This course is included in the Masters Excellence Scholarship 2015 (Pathway to PhD) scheme. If you are looking at applying for a Masters degree with the intention of going on to study at PhD level then you are eligible to apply for this scholarship. The application will ask you to consider your research area and future sources of funding. It is recognised, however, that in making this application there is not a commitment to undertake further study, or to undertake further studies at Cardiff University. Similarly, in making an award, Cardiff University is not committing to making an offer for further study or for a further award.

For information on funding available for Masters students, please see the school's funding information.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Dr Steve Mills
+44 (0)29 2087 5655