Taught course

Archaeology

Institution
Durham University · Department of Archaeology
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Typically applicants will have:

  • A degree in archaeology or a related subject entailing experience in historical, material culture and/or visual culture (e.g. Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Art History and Theory, History, Classics, Oriental Studies), with 2.1 honours or higher for UK degrees, or international equivalent (please consult the department on international equivalents)
  • For mature students, relevant employment experience or other qualifications (again, you are welcome to consult with the department on this).

Months of entry

October

Course content

The MA in Archaeology can be studied on a full-time and part-time basis. Through sets of specialist modules, skills-oriented classes and workshops, and dissertation research it provides the opportunity to advance your skills and knowledge in archaeology with a view to progressing to doctoral level research, or to pick up vital transferable skills ready for working in commercial archaeology or in the wider employment market.

A unique feature of our MA is the provision of specialist strands within which students study, allowing them to gain breadth and depth in their understanding of particular periods, areas and topics. The current strands are:

  • Prehistory
  • Egypt / Ancient India / Near East (EAINE)
  • Classical World
  • Medieval and Post Medieval

By the end of this course, students will have had a chance to engage in advanced collection, management and analysis of archaeological data and materials; to develop a sound understanding of current archaeological approaches, concepts and practice; and to acquire specialist skills and knowledge related to their strand from our team of leading experts in the field.

Information for international students

English Language requirements can be found here.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7400
International students
EU £7,400 Non EU £16,500

Please see the fees and funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Department of Archaeology
Email
pgarch.admissions@durham.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)191 334 1100