Taught course

Archaeology: Prehistoric Britain

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. Note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 (General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person

Months of entry


Course content

The Prehistoric Britain pathway offers the opportunity to develop a critical understanding of the archaeological evidence for social development of British society in Prehistory from the agricultural colonisation of the early Neolithic, through the periods of ritual monument use in the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age and their transformation into the domesticated landscapes of the later Bronze Age. It culminates with an exploration of the regional diversification that occurred in the Iron Age and that the Romans encountered in the first century AD.

Special Features

  • Training in research methods and skills
  • Expert supervision of dissertation on Prehistoric Britain topics by research-active staff.

For more information, please visit http://courses.cardiff.ac.uk/postgraduate/course/detail/p370.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 2016 (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 more information on funding available for Masters students at the School of History, Archaeology and Religion please see the school's funding information.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Steve Mills
+44 (0)29 2087 5655