The standard entry requirements for the programme are:
- A first degree in Archaeology or another relevant discipline, normally with a second-class degree or higher or equivalent for UK students
- Applications are welcome from students with non-standard qualifications, and mature students (those over 21 years of age on entry) with significant relevant experience.
Months of entry
This one year, full-time MSc in Archaeological Sciences gives graduates in Archaeology and related subjects a systematic training in the application of modern scientific methods.
It gives you the practical, analytical and interpretative skills you need to apply a wide range of specialist approaches, preparing you not only for research in archaeological science but also to pursue career opportunities in all areas of mainstream archaeology.
You will join a group of postgraduate students from across the world and have the opportunity to use a wide range of specialist facilities and collections, whilst being taught by internationally recognised, research-active academic staff.
You can use the course to obtain broad expertise in the field, or to specialise in areas such as:
- Environmental Archaeology, covering environmental change, subsistence and health through studies of animal bones, plant remains and biomarkers in human and non-human hard tissue.
- Landscape Archaeology, focusing on understanding and interpreting landscapes in the past using prospection methods, visualisation and GIS.
- Chronology and Biomolecules, specialising in the use of physical, chemical and biomolecular methods to study and date both human remains and artefacts.
We also offer a part-time version of the course, which can be completed in two years.
Information for international students
If English is not your first language you must have IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent, with no less than 5.5 in each sub test.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions